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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1952

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1951
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Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1952
T.S. Eliot
   The Complete Poems and Plays of T.S. Eliot

Ernest Hemingway
   The Old Man and the Sea

Bernard Malamud
   The Natural

Mary McCarthy
   The Groves of Academe

Edna St. Vincent Millay
   Letters of Edna St. Vincent Millay

Flannery O'Connor
   Wise Blood

Frank O'Hara
   A City Winter and Other Poems

John Dos Passos
   District of Columbia

Katherine Anne Porter
   The Days Before

John Steinbeck
   East of Eden

William Carlos Williams
   The Build Up

Related Literary Events

Judith Ortiz Cofer was born.

Rita Dove was born.

Gary Soto was born.

Other Literary Publications

- Ralph Ellison, The Invisible Man

- Patricia Highsmith (alias Claire Morgan), The Price of Salt

Richard Nixon makes the "Checkers Speech."

Republicans win control of Congress.

McCarran-Walter Immigration and Naturalization Act; establishes quotas for Asian immigration.

Beginning of the Bureau of Indian Affairs' "relocation program"; attempt to improve living conditions on reservations and 'assimilate' Native Americans by moving them to larger cities (continues until 1957).

Dwight D. Eisenhower elected president.

U.S. detonates the first hydrogen bomb in the Marshall Islands; less than a year later, the Soviets also test an H-bomb.

I Love Lucy is the first TV show to feature a Hispanic star, Desi Arnaz
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