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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1985

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1984
1986
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1985
Rudolfo A. Anaya
   The Adventures of Juan Chicaspatas

John Ashbery
   Selected Poems

James Baldwin
   The Evidence of Things Not Seen

Raymond Carver
   Dostoevsky: The Screenplay
   Where Water Comes Together With Other Water

Rita Dove
   Fifth Sunday

Michael S. Harper
   A Narrative of the Life and Times of John Coltrane: Played by Himself**
   Camp Story**
   Healing Song for the Inner Ear

Ernest Hemingway
   That Dangerous Summer

Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
   Partners in Crime

Garrett Kaoru Hongo
   The Unreal Dwelling: My Years in Volcano**

Gish Jen
   "The White Umbrella," Home to Stay

June Jordan
   Living Room: New Poems
   Moving Towards Home**
   On Call: Political Essays

Tato Laviera
   AmeRícan**

Mary McCarthy
   How I Grew
   Occasional Prose

Nicholasa Mohr
   from Rituals of Survival

Bharati Mukherjee
   Darkness

Native American Oral Poetry
A Selection of Poems
   Deer Hunting Song (Virsak Vai-i, O'odham)**

Joyce Carol Oates
   Solstice

Grace Paley
   Later the Same Day
   The Expensive Moment**

Ishmael Reed
   Savage Walls

Wendy Rose (Hopi)
   Halfbreed Chronicles
   If I Am Too Brown or Too White for You**
   Julia**
   Story Keeper**
   To the Hopi in Richmond (Santa Fe Indian Village)**

Sonia Sanchez
   Father and Daughter**

Lee Smith
   Family Linen

Gary Soto
   Black Hair**
   Kearney Park**
   Living Up the Street

John Updike
   Facing Nature

Helena María Viramontes
   The Moths and Other Stories

Robert Penn Warren
   New and Selected Poems 1923-1985

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Alfred Hayes died.

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Mikhail Gorbachev, a reform-minded leader, assumes power in the Soviet Union.

Radio Martí, started by Congress, begins broadcasting to Cuba.

Over 15,000 people die of AIDS.

Rash of airline hijackings and other terrorist acts.

Average age of marriage is 23 for women, 25 for men.

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