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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1962

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Edward Albee
   Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?

John Ashbery
   The Tennis Court Oath

James Baldwin
   Another Country

Robert Creeley
   For Love**
   For Love: Poems, 1950-1960
   Hart Crane**
   I Know a Man**

Pietro Di Donato
   The Penitent

Robert Frost
   In the Clearing

Ellen Glasgow
   The Professional Instinct**

Robert Hayden
   Summertime and the Living . . .
   Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday**
   Those Winter Sundays**
   Tour 5**

Paule Marshall

James Merrill
   An Urban Convalescence**

Sylvia Plath
   For a Fatherless Son**

Katherine Anne Porter
   Ship of Fools

Charles Reznikoff
   By the Waters of Manhattan: Selected Verse

Anne Sexton
   All My Pretty Ones

John Steinbeck
   Travels With Charley

John Updike
   Pigeon Feathers
   The Magic Flute
The Great Seal of the US TEXT file

William Carlos Williams
   Pictures from Breghel

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