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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1958

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1957
1959
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1958
Djuna Barnes
   The Antiphon
John Barth
   The End of the Road

Pietro Di Donato
   This Woman

Ralph Waldo Ellison
   Invisible Man

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
   A Coney Island of the Mind
   Dove Sta Amore . . .**
   I Am Waiting**

Denise Levertov
   Illustrious Ancestors**
   Overland to the Islands
   The Jacob's Ladder

Norman Mailer
   The White Negro

Bernard Malamud
   The Magic Barrel**

Saunders Redding
   The Lonesome Road

Theodore Roethke
   Elegy**
from  Meditations of an Old Woman
   First Meditation**
   from Fourth Meditation

Muriel Rukeyser
   Rite**

John Updike
   The Carpentered Hen

Robert Penn Warren
   Selected Essays

Richard Wright
   The Long Dream
National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) is established.

Vice President Richard Nixon is attacked by mobs while touring Latin America; angry protestors throw eggs and rocks to express displeasure with American foreign policy in the region.

President Eisenhower orders five thousand U.S. Marines to Lebanon to stabilize the political situation.

U.S. and Soviet Union halt atomic tests.

National Defense Education Act.

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) founded.

Brooklyn Dodgers and New York Giants baseball teams move to Los Angeles and San Francisco respectively.

image file  The Great Seal of the US

audio fileMoscow in the Wilderness, Segovia in the Snow

audio fileBig Sur Sun Sutra

audio fileAssassination Raga

audio fileTyrannus Nix?
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