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The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Fifth Edition
Paul Lauter, General Editor
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Fifth Edition Table of Contents


Volume D: Modern Period (1910-1945)

The Centers of the Modern
Modernism  and the Self
Modernism and the New Negro Renaissance
Modernism and the South
Modernism, Popular Culture, and the Media

Toward the Modern Age

Booker T. Washington (1856-1915)
from Up from Slavery
----------- Chapter I, A Slave Among Slaves
----------- Chapter III, The Struggle for an Education
----------- Chapter VI, Black Race and Red Race
----------- Chapter XIII, Two Thousand Miles for a Five-Minute Speech
----------- Chapter XIV, The Atlanta Exposition Address

W.E.B. Du Bois (1868-1963)
from The Souls of Black Folk
----------- Chapter I, Of Our Spiritual Strivings
----------- Chapter III, Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others
----------- Chapter XIV, Of the Sorrow Songs
The Song of the Smoke

James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938)
Lift Every Voice and Sing
O Black and Unknown Bards
from Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man
----------- Chapter X
The Creation

Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935)
The Clerks
Aunt Imogen
Momus
Eros Turannos
The Tree in Pamela's Garden
Mr. Flood's Party

Ellen Glasgow (1873-1945)
The Professional Instinct

Edith Wharton (1862-1937)
The Valley of Childish Things
Souls Belated
The Other Two
The Life Apart (L'âme close)
The Eyes
Roman Fever

Edgar Lee Masters (1869-1950)
from Spoon River Anthology
----------- Petit, the Poet
----------- Seth Compton
----------- Lucinda Matlock
----------- The Village Atheist
from The New Spoon River
----------- Cleanthus Trilling
from Lichee Nuts
----------- Ascetics and Drunkards
----------- Great Audiences and Great Poets
from The Harmony of Deeper Music
----------- Not to See Sandridge Again

Willa Cather (1873-1947)
A Wagner Matinée

Susan Glaspell (1876-1948)
Trifles

Robinson Jeffers (1887-1962)
Credo
Rock and Hawk
The Purse-Seine
Self-Criticism in February
The Bloody Sire
The Excesses of God
Cassandra
The Beauty of Things
Carmel Point

Robert Frost (1874-1963)
The Pasture
Mending Wall
The Road Not Taken
An Old Man's Winter Night
The Oven Bird
Out, Out-
The Line-Gang
The Ax-Helve
Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
Desert Places
Once by the Pacific
Design
Provide, Provide
Directive

Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941)
Hands
Death in the Woods

Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945)
The Second Choice

Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950)
Spring
The Spring and the Fall
[Euclid alone has looked on Beauty bare]
Dirge Without Music
[Love is not all: it is not meat nor drink]
The Return
[Here lies, and none to mourn him but the sea]
[His stalk the dark delphinium]
Sonnet xli
Sonnet xcv
Justice Denied in Massachusetts

Alienation and Literary Experimentation

Ezra Pound (1885-1972)
A Virginal
A Pact
In a Station of the Metro
L'art, 1910
A Retrospect
from Hugh Selwyn Mauberley (Life and Contacts)
----------- E.P. Ode pour L'electionde Son Sepulchre
----------- Yeux Glauques
----------- Siena mi fe'; Disfecemi Maremma
----------- Brennbaum
----------- Mr. Nixon
----------- Envoi (1919)
The Cantos
I [And then went down to the ship]
XIII [Kung walked]
XLV [With usura hath no man a house of good stone]
LXXXI [Yet/Ere the season died a-cold]
CXX [I have tried to write Paradise]

Amy Lowell (1874-1925)
A Lady
Patterns
The Letter
Summer Rain
Venus Transiens
Madonna of the Evening Flowers
Opal
Wakefulness
Grotesque
The Sisters

Gertrude Stein (1874-1946)
from The Making of Americans
Susie Asado
Preciosilla
Ladies' Voices
from Composition as Explanation
from The Geographical History of America or the Relation of Human Nature to the Human Mind
from The Mother of Us All

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
Danse Russe
The Young Housewife
Portrait of a Lady
Spring and All
The Pot of Flowers
The Rose
To Elsie
Young Sycamore
The Flower
The Poor
Burning the Christmas Greens
The Descent
The Pink Locust

Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953)
The Hairy Ape

Djuna Barnes (1892-1982)
Smoke

Elizabeth Madox Roberts (1881-1941)
Death at Bearwallow

H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961)
Sea Rose
The Helmsman
Oread
Helen
from Trilogy
----------- from The Walls Do Not Fall [43]
----------- from Tribute to the Angels [8,12,19,20,23,43]

Cluster: Political Poetry in the Modern Period

Joseph Kalar (1906-1972)
Papermill

Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961)
1933

Alfred Hayes (1911-1985)
In a Coffee Pot

Tillie Lerner Olsen (b. 1913)
I Want You Women Up North to Know

Kay Boyle (1903-1993)
A Communication to Nancy Cunard

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Goodbye Christ
Air Raid over Harlem

Lola Ridge (1871-1941)
Stone Face

Edwin Rolfe (1909-1954)
Asbestos
Season of Death
First Love
Elegia

Genevieve Taggard (1894-1948)
Up State-Depression Summer
To the Negro People
Ode in Time of Crisis
To the Veterans of the Abraham Lincoln Brigade

E. E. Cummings (1894-1962)
[Buffalo Bill's]
[into the strenuous briefness]
[the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls]
[i like my body when it is with your]
[my sweet old etcetera]
[since feeling is first]
[i sing of Olaf glad and big]
[Picasso]
[anyone lived in a pretty how town]
[plato told]
[what if a much of a which of a wind]
[pity this busy monster, manunkind]

T. S. Eliot (1888-1965)
The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock
Preludes
Tradition and the Individual Talent
The Waste Land
The Dry Salvages

Cluster: Modernism, Lyric Poetry, Facts

William Carlos Williams (1883-1963)
The Red Wheelbarrow
The Great Figure

Kenneth Fearing (1902-1961)
Dirge

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
Johannesburg Mines
The English

Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
Poetry

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
The Course of a Particular

Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976)
After Rain
[Among the heaps of brick and plaster lies]
Children

Gary Snyder (b. 1930)
Oil
Facts

F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940)
May Day
The Diamond as Big as the Ritz

Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980)
The Jilting of Granny Weatherall
Flowering Judas

Marianne Moore (1887-1972)
England
To a Chameleon
An Egyptian Pulled Glass Bottle in the Shape of a Fish
The Pangolin
What Are Years?
Nevertheless
The Mind Is an Enchanting Thing

Louise Bogan (1897-1970)
Women
The Sleeping Fury
Roman Fountain
After the Persian
The Dragonfly
Night

Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961)
Hills Like White Elephants

Wallace Stevens (1879-1955)
Sunday Morning
The Snow Man
Peter Quince at the Clavier
Anecdote of the Jar
A High-Toned Old Christian Woman
Of Modern Poetry
Of Mere Being

William Faulkner (1897-1962)
A Courtship
Delta Autumn
Barn Burning

Hart Crane (1899-1932)
Black Tambourine
Chaplinesque
At Melville's Tomb
from The Bridge
----------- To Brooklyn Bridge
----------- The River
The Broken Tower

The New Negro Renaissance

Alain Locke (1885-1954)
The New Negro

Jean Toomer (1894-1967)
from Cane
 Karintha
Song of the Son
Blood-Burning Moon
Seventh Street
Box Seat

Langston Hughes (1902-1967)
The Negro Speaks of Rivers
The Weary Blues
Drum
The Same
Negro
Bad Luck Card
I, Too
Dream Variations
Harlem
Freedom Train
Big Meeting
The Negro Artist and the Racial Mountain
When the Negro Was in Vogue
Radioactive Red Caps
Thank You, M'am

Countee Cullen (1903-1946)
Incident
From the Dark Tower
Simon the Cyrenian Speaks
Yet Do I Marvel
Pagan Prayer
Heritage
Scottsboro, Too, Is Worth Its Song

Gwendolyn B. Bennett (1902-1981)
Heritage
To Usward
Advice
Lines Written at the Grave of Alexandre Dumas

Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989)
When de Saints Go Ma'ching Home
Strong Men
Ma Rainey
Slim in Hell
Remembering Nat Turner
Song of Triumph

Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960)
Sweat
The Gilded Six-Bits

Claude McKay (1889-1948)
The Harlem Dancer
If We Must Die
The Lynching
Harlem Shadows
I Shall Return
America
In Bondage
Flame-Heart
Flower of Love
A Red Flower

Anne Spencer (1882-1975)
Lines to a Nasturtium
Substitution
For Jim, Easter Eve

Nella Larsen (1891-1964)
from Passing
----------- One
----------- Two

George Samuel Schuyler (1895-1977)
Our Greatest Gift to America
The Negro-Art Hokum

Blues Lyrics
Blues Lyrics

Issues and Visions in Modern America

Randolph Bourne (1886-1918)
Trans-National America

Anzia Yezierska (1881?-1970)
America and I

Michael Gold (1893-1967)
from Jews Without Money
----------- The Soul of a Landlord

H. L. Mencken (1880-1956)
The Sahara of the Bozarts

John Dos Passos (1896-1970)
from U.S.A.
----------- The Body of an American
----------- The Bitter Drink

Albert Maltz (1908-1985)
The Happiest Man on Earth

Lillian Hellman (1905-1984)
from Scoundrel Time

Mary McCarthy (1912-1989)
from Memories of a Catholic Girlhood
----------- Names

Clifford Odets (1906-1963)
Waiting for Lefty

Meridel LeSueur (1900-1996)
Women on the Breadlines

Mourning Dove (Okanogan) (1888-1936)
from Coyote Stories
----------- Preface
----------- The Spirit Chief Names the Animal People

John Joseph Mathews (Osage) (1894-1979)
from Sundown
----------- I
----------- II

Thomas S. Whitecloud (Chippewa) (1914-1972)
Blue Winds Dancing

D'Arcy McNickle (1904-1977)
Hard Riding

Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989)
Founding Fathers, Early-Nineteenth-Century Style, Southeast U.S.A.
Infant Boy at Midcentury
The Leaf
Evening Hawk
Heart of Autumn
Amazing Grace in the Back Country
Fear and Trembling

John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974)
Here Lies a Lady
Philomela
Piazza Piece
The Equilibrists

Allen Tate (1899-1979)
Ode to the Confederate Dead

Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976)
[How shall we mourn you who are killed and wasted]
Aphrodite Vrania
[The shoemaker sat in the cellars dusk beside his bench]
Hellenist
[In steel clouds]
[About an excavation]
The English in Virginia, April 1607
from Testimony
----------- I
----------- II

John Steinbeck (1902-1968)
The Chrysanthemums
from The Grapes of Wrath
----------- Chapter One
----------- Chapter Five

Richard Wright (1908-1960)
Bright and Morning Star
Between the World and Me

Margaret Walker (1915-1998)
from Jubilee
----------- 7. Cook in the Big House
----------- 8. Randall Ware
Southern Song
For My People
Ballad of the Hoppy-Toad
Solace
The Crystal Palace

Saunders Redding (1906-1988)
from No Day of Triumph
----------- Chapter One, Troubled in Mind

Pietro Di Donato (1911-1992)
Christ in Concrete

Younghill Kang (1903-1972)
from East Goes West
----------- Part One, Book Three

Carved on the Walls: Poetry by Early Chinese Immigrants
from The Voyage
----------- 5 [Four days before the Qiqiao Festival]
----------- 8 [Instead of remaining a citizen of China, I willingly became an ox]
from The Detainment
----------- 20 [Imprisonment at Youli, when will it end?]
----------- 30 [After leaping into prison, I cannot come out]
----------- 31 [There are tens of thousands of poems composed on these walls]
from The Weak Shall Conquer
----------- 35 [Leaving behind my writing brush and removing my sword, I came]
----------- 38 [Being idle in the wooden building, I opened a window]
----------- 42 [The dragon out of water is humiliated by ants]
from About Westerners
----------- 51 [I hastened here for the sake of my stomach and landed promptly]
----------- 55 [Shocking news, truly sad, reached my ears]
from Deportees, Transients
----------- 57 [On a long voyage I travelled across the sea]
----------- 64 Crude Poem Inspired by the Landscape
----------- 69 [Detained in this wooden house for several tens of days]




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