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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1988

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1987
1989
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1988
Dorothy Allison
   Don't Tell Me You Don't Know**

Raymond Carver
   Where I'm Calling From: New and Selected Stories

Frank Chin
   The Chinaman Pacific and Frisco RR Co

Samuel Langhorne Clemens (Mark Twain)
   Letters

Judith Ortiz Cofer
   Terms of Survival

Louise Erdrich (Chippewa)
   Tracks

Garrett Kaoru Hongo
   The River of Heaven

Gish Jen
   "The Water-Faucet Vision," Best American Short Stories

Yusef Komunyakaa
   Facing It**
   Prisoners**
   Thanks**
   Tu Do Street**

Tato Laviera
   Latero Story**
   Mainstream Ethics

Bharati Mukherjee
   A Wife's Story**
   The Middleman and Other Stories

Joyce Carol Oates
   On Boxing

Flannery O'Connor
   Collected Works

Ann Petry
   "Ann Petry," Contemporary Authors Series, vol. 6, 1988

Thomas Pynchon
   Points of View

Ishmael Reed
   Writin' Is Fightin'

Lee Smith
   Fair and Tender Ladies

Gary Soto
   Lesser Evils: Ten Quartets

John Updike
   S.

Margaret Walker
   Solace**
   The Crystal Palace**

Robert Penn Warren
   Portrait of a Father

Hisaye Yamamoto
   Seventeen Syllables and Other Stories

Related Literary Events

Raymond Carver died.

Saunders Redding died.
Termination Resolution of 1953 repealed by Congress.

Reagan signs the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty in Moscow.

Anthony Kennedy joins Supreme Court.

American Homecoming Act; Vietnamese children with American fathers can immigrate to the U.S.

African American Lenora Fulani runs for president on the New Alliance Party ticket; first African American woman to do so.

Oliver North, John Poindexter, and other Iran-contra figures indicted.

Civil Liberties Act of 1988 signed by President Reagan; grants detained Japanese Americans redress.

Lauro F. Cavazos appointed Secretary of Education; first Hispanic to head that department.

George Bush is elected president.

Terrorists destroy Pan American Airways flight 103 from London to New York City.

U.S. Navy accidentally destroys Iranian passenger jet over the Persian Gulf.

Jesse Jackson loses his bid for the Democratic presidential nomination to Michael Dukakis.

Approximately 735,000 people are homeless in the U.S. every night.

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