Online American Literature Resources Volume II

Late Nineteenth Century: 1865-1910

Modern Period: 1901-1945

Contemporary Period:  1945 to the Present


Late Nineteenth Century: 1865-1910

Developments in Women's Writing

Regional Voices, National Voices

Issues and Visions in Post-Civil War America

New Explorations of an "American" Self

Modern Period: 1901-1945

Toward the Modern Age

Alienation and Literary Experimentation

The New Negro Renaissance

Issues and Visions in Modern America

Contemporary Period: 1945 to the Present

Part I -- Literature of the Cold War: Orthodoxy and Resistance

  • Arthur Miller (b. 1915)
  • Tennessee Williams (1911-1983)
  • Ann Petry (b. 1908)
  • Carlos Bulosan (1913-1956)
  • Eudora Welty (b. 1909)
  • Lee Smith (b. 1944)
  • Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964)
  • Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938)
  • John Updike (b. 1932)
  • Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914-1994)
  • James Baldwin (1924-1987)
  • Paule Marshall (b. 1929)
  • John Okada (1923-1971)
  • Tillie Lerner Olsen (b. 1912)
  • Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980)
  • Robert Hayden (1913-1980)
  • Theodore Roethke (1908-1963)
  • Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979)
  • Robert Traill Spence Lowell, Jr. (1917-1977)
  • Gwendolyn Brooks (b. 1917)
  • Richard Wilbur (b. 1921)
  • Robert Creely (b. 1926)
  • Gary Snyder (b. 1930)
  • Charles Olson (1910-1970)
  • Frank O'Hara (1926-1966)
  • Denise Levertov (b. 1923)
  • Sylvia Plath (1932-1963)
  • Anne Sexton (1928-1974)
  • James Wright (1927-1980)
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919)
  • Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997)

Part II -- New Communities, New Identities, New Energies

Part III -- Postmodernity and Difference: Promises and Threats

Afterword: Classroom Issues in Teaching a New Canon

Index of Authors