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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1994

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1993
1995
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1994
John Ashbery
   And the Stars Were Shining

John Barth
   Once Upon a Time: A Floating Opera

Frank Chin
   Gunga Din Highway

Ralph Waldo Ellison
   Flying Home**

Louise Erdrich (Chippewa)
   The Bingo Palace

Carolyn Forché
   Elegy**
   from The Recording Angel
   The Angel of History

Joy Harjo (Creek)
   The Woman Who Fell From the Sky

Garrett Kaoru Hongo
   Wakako Yamauchi: Songs My Mother Taught Me

N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa)
   Circle of Wonder: A Native American Christmas Story

Cynthia Ozick
   Blue Light: A Play

Wendy Rose (Hopi)
   Bone Dance: New and Selected Poems, 1965-1993
   Now Proof She Is Gone

Lee Smith
   Saving Grace

John Updike
   Brazil
   The Afterlife and Other Stories

John Edgar Wideman
   Fatheralong: A Meditation on Fathers and Sons, Race and Society

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Israeli-PLO accord on limited Palestinian self-rule in Gaza and Jericho.

California excludes illegal immigrants from public services such as schools and hospitals with Proposition 187.

Congressional health-care reform debates end.

Christian Coalition gains control of Republican party in several states.

Somalia intervention ends.

Group of seven (G-7) nations meet in Naples.

Stephen G. Breyer joins Supreme Court.

Republican victory in 1994 elections.

After thousands of Cuban immigrants prompt President Clinton to warn of a "refugee crisis," Cuban president Fidel Castro and Clinton collaborate on a refugee policy.

U.S. Troops are sent to Haiti to oversee the peaceful transfer of power between the Haitian military and democratically elected president Jean Bertrand Aristide.

Earthquake hits Los Angeles, kills more than sixty people and leaves 25,000 homeless (January 17).

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