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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
Timeline - 1996

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1995
1997
Year
Literary
Historical
Cultural
1996
John Barth
   On with the Story: Stories

Louise Erdrich (Chippewa)
   Tales of Burning Love

Jessica Hagedorn
   The Gangster of Love

Joy Harjo (Creek)
   "Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century" (compact disk album)

Gish Jen
   Mona in the Promised Land

Denise Levertov
   Sands in the Well

Cynthia Ozick
   Fame & Folly: Essays

Lee Smith
   Christmas Letters

Gary Snyder
   Mountains and Rivers Without End

John Updike
   Golf Dreams: Writings on Golf
   In the Beauty of the Lillies

John Edgar Wideman
   The Cattle Killing

Related Literary Events

Meridel LeSueur died.
William Clinton is reelected President.

Theodore Kaczynski is arrested for a series of bombings carried out over seventeen years (April 3).

A bomb explodes in Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during the 1996 Olympic Games; over one hundred injured (July 27).

Hispanic March for Justice in Washington, D.C. (October 12).

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