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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1976

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1975
1977
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1976
Rudolfo A. Anaya
   Heart of Aztlan

James Baldwin
   The Devil Finds Work

Donald Barthelme
   Amateurs (stories)

Saul Bellow
   To Jerusalem and Back

Elizabeth Bishop
   Geography III

Raymond Carver
   Will You Please be Quiet, Please?

Lucille Clifton
   Generations

Corridos
   Gregorio Cortez**
   Jacinto Trevino**

Robert Creeley
   Away
   Presences (prose)

Victor Hernández Cruz
   Tropicalization

Lawrence Ferlinghetti
   Who Are We Now?

Carolyn Forché
   Gathering the Tribes

Lillian Hellman
   from Scoundrel Time

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
   Klail City y sus alrededores

Tato Laviera
   frío**
   La Carreta Made a U-Turn

Audre Lorde
   Between Ourselves
   Coal

Norman Mailer
   Genius and Lust
   Some Honorable Men

Nicholasa Mohr
   El Bronx Remembered

N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)
   The Gourd Dancer
   The Names: A Memoir

Joyce Carol Oates
   Childwold

Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo)
   Going for the Rain

Cynthia Ozick
   Bloodshed and Three Novellas

Ishmael Reed
   Flight to Canada**

Adrienne Rich
   Of Woman Born: Motherhood as Experience and Institution

Muriel Rukeyser
   How We Did It**

Anne Sexton
   45 Mercy Street

John Updike
   Marry Me

Alice Walker
   Meridian (Novel)

Related Literary Events

Charles Reznikoff died.

Other Literary Publications

- Ntozake Shange, Sassafrass, Cypress and Indigo

- Lori Higa, Calamity Jane Meets Sushi Mama and the BVD Kid; or,...Lady Murasaki Rides the Wild Wild West

- Marge Piercy, Woman on the Edge of Time

- Ntozake Shange, for colored girls who have considered suicide/when the rainbow is enuf

- Bernice Zamora, Restless Serpents

- Anne Rice, Interview With a Vampire

Congress passes the Hyde Amendment, a prohibition against Medicaid-funded abortions.

U.S. Supreme Court rules that minorities are entitled to retroactive job security.

S.I. Hayakawa is the first immigrant of Japanese descent to be elected to the Senate.

Thirty-four years after World War II, President Ford rescinds Executive Order 9066.

Congressional Hispanic caucus organized.

James ("Jimmy") Carter is elected president.

World population reaches four billion.

The supersonic jet Concorde makes its inaugural transatlantic flight from Paris to Washington, D.C.

audio fileFlight to Canada

audio fileBusted Boy

audio fileMeanwhile

audio fileBeginning and Ending Song

audio fileSee Real Indians

audio fileWhat Indians?

audio fileThe Polka Dot Kid
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