American Literature: Volume II (2nd Revised edition)

American Literature: Volume II (2nd Revised edition)

By: William E. Cain (author), Hilary E. Wyss (author), Alice McDermott (author), Lance E. Newman (author)Paperback

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William E. Cain is Mary Jewett Gaiser Professor of English at Wellesley College. Among his many publications is a monograph on American literary and cultural criticism, 1900-1945, in The Cambridge History of American Literature, Vol. 5 (2003). He is a co-editor of the Norton Anthology of Literary Theory and Criticism (2nd ed., 2010), and, with Sylvan Barnet, he has co-authored a number of books on literature and composition. His recent publications include essays on Ralph Ellison, Ernest Hemingway, George Orwell, Shakespeare, Edith Wharton, and the painter Mark Rothko. Alice McDermott is the author of the forthcoming novel Someone and six previous novels, including After This; Child of My Heart; Charming Billy, winner of the 1998 National Book Award; and At Weddings and Wakes, all published by Farrar, Straus and Giroux. That Night, At Weddings and Wakes, and After This were all finalists for the Pulitzer Prize. McDermott lives with her family outside Washington, D.C. Lance E. Newman is Professor of English and Environmental Studies at Westminster College in Salt Lake City, where he teaches Early American Literature, Environmental Literature, and Creative Writing. He has also worked as a river guide for more than two decades, leading rafting trips in Southeastern Utah and in Grand Canyon. He is the author of The Grand Canyon Reader (University of California Press, 2011) and Our Common Dwelling: Henry Thoreau, Transcendentalism, and the Class Politics of Nature (Palgrave, 2005). With Joel Pace and Chris Keonig-Woodyard, he co-edited Transatlantic Romanticism: An Anthology of British, American, and Canadian Literature, 1767-1867 (Longman, 2006). He co-produced the documentary film Canyonlands: Edward Abbey and the Great American Desert (2011) with Roderick Coover. Newman's poems have appeared in many print and web magazines, and he is the author of two poetry chapbooks, Come Kanab (Dusi-e/chaps Kollectiv, 2007) and 3by3by3 (Beard of Bees, 2010), both available free on the Web. Hilary E. Wyss is Hargis Professor of American Literature at Auburn University, where she teaches courses in early American literature, American studies, and Native American studies. She is the author of over a dozen articles and book chapters as well as three books, including English Letters and Indian Literacies: Reading, Writing, and New England Missionary Schools, 1750-1830 (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2012); Early Native Literacies in New England: a Documentary and Critical Anthology (University of Massachusetts Press, 2008, co-edited with Kristina Bross); and Writing Indians: Literacy, Christianity, and Native Community in Early America (University of Massachusetts Press, 2000). She has won teaching awards at Auburn University as well as national research grants to support her work. She has served on the editorial board of the journal Early American Literature and was most recently the President of the Society of Early Americanists.


Part One: American Literature at the End of the Nineteenth Century To the Reader Samuel L. Clemens (Mark Twain) (1835-1910) Notorious Jumping Frog of Calaveras County Fenimore Cooper's Literary Offenses Context and Response: Artemus Ward, from Artemus Ward (His Travels) Among the Mormons Bret Harte (1836-1902) The Outcasts of Poker Flat W. D. Howells (1837-1920) Editha Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914?) Chickamauga The Devil's Dictionary: selections Context and Response: The poetry of Dorothy Parker William James (1842-1910) Pragmatism Henry James (1843-1916) The Pupil Joel Chandler Harris (1848-1908) The Wonderful Tar-Baby Story Emma Lazarus (1849-1887) The New Colossus Sarah Orne Jewett (1849-1909) A White Heron Kate Chopin (1850-1904) Desiree's Baby The Storm Mary E Wilkins Freeman (1852-1930) The Revolt of "Mother" Booker T. Washington (1856?-1915). Up From Slavery: Chapter XIV. The Atlanta Exposition Address Context and Response: Olaudah Equiano, Excerpt from Interesting Narrative of the Life of Olaudah Equiano; or, Gustavus Vassa, the African, Written by Himself Charles W. Chesnutt (1858-1932) The Sheriff's Children Hamlin Garland (1860-1940) Under the Lion's Paw Charlotte Perkins Gilman (1860-1935) The Yellow Wall-paper Edith Wharton (1862-1937) The Other Two Sui Sin Far (Edith Maude Eaton) (1865-1914) Leaves from the Mental Portfolio of an Eurasian W. E. B. Du Bois (1868-1963). The Souls of Black Folk: Chapter III. Of Mr. Booker T. Washington and Others Theodore Dreiser (1871-1945) Old Rogaum and His Theresa Stephen Crane (1871-1900) An Experiment in Misery An Episode of War War Is Kind Jack London (1876-1916) To Build a Fire Gallery 1: The South Since Reconstruction Frederick Douglass: The Future of the Negro George Washington Cable: The Freedman's Case in Equity (excerpt) Henry W. Grady: The New South (excerpt) U.S. Supreme Court: Plessy v. Ferguson (excerpt) Pauli Murray: Proud Shoes (excerpt) Marion Post Wolcott, Entrance to a Movie House, Mississippi Delta H. L. Mencken: The Sahara of the Bozart (excerpt) Lizzie Woodworth Reese: A War Memory (1865) Donald Davidson: A Mirror for Artists (excerpt) Arthur Rothstein, Southern Movie Theater Part Two: Modern American Literature To the Reader Edgar Lee Masters (1868-1950) Lucinda Matlock Davis Matlock Edwin Arlington Robinson (1869-1935) Richard Cory Miniver Cheevy Eros Turannos James Weldon Johnson (1871-1938) Lift Every Voice and Sing O Black and Unknown Bards Image: James Weldon Johnson Paul Laurence Dunbar (1872-1906) Sympathy We Wear the Mask Willa Cather (1873-1947) Paul's Case Gertrude Stein (1874-1946) The Gentle Lena Amy Lowell (1874-1925) The Captured Goddess Venus Transiens Madonna of the Evening Flowers September, 1918 New Heavens for Old The Taxi Robert Frost (1874-1963) The Pasture Mending Wall Home Burial After Apple-Picking The Wood-Pile The Road Not Taken Birches "Out, Out-" Fire and Ice Nothing Gold Can Stay Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening Desert Places Design Neither out Far nor in Deep Sherwood Anderson (1876-1941) Winesburg, Ohio: Hands Image: Sherwood Anderson Susan Glaspell (1876-1948) Trifles Carl Sandburg (1878-1967) Chicago Wallace Stevens (1879-1955) The Snow Man Sunday Morning Anecdote of the Jar Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Blackbird The Death of a Soldier The Idea of Order at Key West Of Modern Poetry The Plain Sense of Things William Carlos Williams (1883-1963) The Young Housewife Portrait of a Lady Spring and All To Elsie The Red Wheelbarrow Death This Is Just to Say The Dance ("In Brueghel's great picture, The Kermess") Landscape with the Fall of Icarus Ezra Pound (1885-1972) Portrait d'une Femme A Pact In a Station of the Metro The River-Merchant's Wife: A Letter The Cantos: I ("And then went down to the ship") H.D. (Hilda Doolittle) (1886-1961) Oread Leda Helen Marianne Moore (1887-1972) Poetry A Grave To a Snail John Crowe Ransom (1888-1974) Piazza Piece T.S. Eliot (1888-1965) The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock. The Waste Land Gerontion The Hollow Men Four Quartets: Burnt Norton Eugene O'Neill (1888-1953) The Emperor Jones Claude McKay (1889-1948) If We Must Die America Katherine Anne Porter (1890-1980) Flowering Judas Zora Neale Hurston (1891-1960) The Gilded Six-Bits Edna St. Vincent Millay (1892-1950) Recuerdo I Think I Should Have Loved You Presently [I, being born a woman] Apostrophe to Man I Too beneath Your Moon, Almighty Sex Spring I Forgot for a Moment Context and Response: The poetry of Lisel Mueller Archibald Macleish (1892-1982) Ars Poetica Dorothy Parker (1893-1967) General Review of the Sex Situation. e.e. cummings (1894-1962) in Just-- Buffalo Bill's the Cambridge ladies who live in furnished souls. "next to of course god america I" if there are any heavens my mother will (all by herself) have somewhere i have never travelled,gladly beyond anyone lived in a pretty how town Jean Toomer (1894-1967) Georgia Dusk Fern F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896-1940) Babylon Revisited Louise Bogan (1897-1970) Medusa William Faulkner (1897-1962) That Evening Sun Ernest Hemingway (1899-1961) The Short Happy Life of Francis Macomber Context and Response: Pio Baroja, excerpt from The Chasm Hart Crane (1899-1932) At Melville's Tomb Voyages: I ("Above the fresh ruffles of the surf") III ("Infinite consanguinity it bears-") V ("Meticulous, past midnight in clear rime") The Bridge: Poem: To Brooklyn Bridge Allen Tate (1899-1979) Ode to the Confederate Dead Sterling A. Brown (1901-1989) He Was a Man Break of Day Bitter Fruit of the Tree Langston Hughes (1902-1967) The Negro Speaks of Rivers Mother to Son The Weary Blues The South Ruby Brown Let America Be America Again Poet to Patron Ballad of the Landlord Too Blue Theme for English B Poet to Bigot I, Too Countee Cullen (1903-1946) Yet Do I Marvel Incident Richard Wright (1908-1960) Long Black Song Image: Negro Tenant Farmer Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980) Effort at Speech Between Two People Poem Gallery 2: American Writers and the Great Depression Franklin Delano Roosevelt, First Inaugural Address (excerpt) Mary Heaton Vorse, School for Bums (excerpt) Anonymous, Letter to Mr. and Mrs. Roosevelt Robert Johnson, Cross Road Blues Thomas Wolfe, You Can't Go Home Again (excerpt) Alfred Kazin, Starting Out in the Thirties (excerpt) Agnes Smedley, China Fights Back (excerpt) Kenneth Fearing, Devil's Dream John Steinbeck, The Grapes of Wrath (excerpt) Dorothea Lange, Mexican Field Worker's Home, California Woody Guthrie, This Land Is Your Land Dorothea Lange, The Mochida Family Part Three: American Prose Since 1945 To the Reader Eudora Welty (1909-2001) A Worn Path Tennessee Williams (1911-1983) Cat on a Hot Tin Roof Context and Response: Carson McCullers, from The Member of the Wedding John Cheever (1912-1982) The Sorrows of Gin Ralph Ellison (1914-1994) Battle Royal Grace Paley (1922-2007) The Loudest Voice James Baldwin (1924-1987) Notes of a Native Son Flannery O'Connor (1925-1964) Revelation Toni Morrison (b. 1931) Recitatif John Updike (1932-2009) Separating Philip Roth (b. 1933) Defender of the Faith Context and Response: Saul Bellow, excerpt from Herzog Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) Dutchman Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938) Where are you going, where have you been? Raymond Carver (1938-1988) Cathedral Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995) The Lesson Terrance McNally (b. 1939) Andre's Mother Alice Walker (b. 1944) Everyday Use Tim O'Brien (b. 1946) The Things They Carried Mark Helprin (b. 1947) White Gardens Leslie Marmon Silko (b. 1948) Lullaby Edward P. Jones (b. 1951) Blindsided Amy Tan (b. 1952) Two Kinds Louise Erdrich (b. 1954) The Red Convertible David Henry Hwang (b. 1957) The Sound of a Voice Jhumpa Lahiri (b. 1967) Hell-Heaven Gallery 3: Post-Modernism Carl Andre, Equivalent VII; Frank Gehry, Walt Disney Concert Hall; Michael Heizer, Levitated Mass Fredric Jameson, Postmodernism and the Consumer Society (excerpt) Sherrie Levine, After Walker Evans: 4; Batman and the Joker; Madonna at Super Bowl XLVI Jonathan Franzen, On Rainer Maria Rilke Cindy Sherman, Untitled Diane Williams, Human Being Charles Bernstein, thinking i think i think Mitch Stevens, OMG! I just got born! Alan Kirby, The Death of Postmodernism and Beyond (excerpt) Andy Warhol, Campbell's Soup Cans; Mark Tansey, The Innocent Eye Test; Jeff Koons, New Hoover Convertibles Part Four: American Poetry Since World War II To the Reader Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) Bearded Oaks Mortal Limit Theodore Roethke (1908-1963) Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze My Papa's Waltz The Waking Night Crow I Knew a Woman In a Dark Time Charles Olson (1910-1970) Maximus, to Himself Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979) The Fish Sestina In the Waiting Room The Moose One Art Robert Hayden (1913-1980) Homage to the Empress of the Blues Those Winter Sundays Frederick Douglass William Stafford (1914-1993) Traveling Through the Dark Randall Jarrell (1914-1965) The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner The Woman at the Washington Zoo John Berryman (1914-1972) Dream Songs (excerpts) 14 ("Life, friends, is boring. We must not say so") 29 ("There sat down, once, a thing on Henry's heart") 40 ("I'm scared a lonely. Never see my son") 45 ("He stared at ruin. Ruin stared straight back") 385 ("My daughter's heavier. Light leaves are flying") Robert Lowell (1917-1977) Mr. Edwards and the Spider Memories of West Street and Lepke Skunk Hour Night Sweat For the Union Dead Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000) We Real Cool Martin Luther King, Jr. Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919) Constantly Risking Absurdity Robert Duncan (1919-1988) Often I Am Permitted to Return to a Meadow Interrupted Forms Richard Wilbur (b. 1921) Years-End Love Calls Us to the Things of This World James Dickey (1923-1997) Drowning with Others The Heaven of Animals Mitsuye Yamada (b. 1923) To the Lady Denise Levertov (1923-1997) In Mind September 1961 What Were They Like Zeroing In A. R. Ammons (1926-2001) Corsons Inlet James Merrill (1926-1995) The Broken Home Robert Creeley (1926-2005) For Love The Messengers Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997) Howl Frank O'Hara (1926-1966) To The Harbormaster The Day Lady Died Galway Kinnell (b. 1927) The Porcupine John Ashbery (b. 1927) Illustration The Lament Upon the Waters W. S. Merwin (b. 1927) For the Anniversary of My Death For a Coming Extinction James Wright (1927-1980) Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota A Blessing Philip Levine (b. 1928) Starlight Anne Sexton (1928-1974) The Truth the Dead Know Sylvia's Death Adrienne Rich (1929-2012) Storm Warnings Diving into the Wreck Gary Snyder (b. 1930) Riprap August on Sourdough, A Visit from Dick Brewer Ripples on the Surface Sylvia Plath (1932-1963) Morning Song Lady Lazarus Ariel Daddy Linda Pastan (b. 1932) Marks Amiri Baraka (b. 1934) A Poem for Black Hearts Mary Oliver (b. 1935) The Black Snake Hawk Marge Piercy (b. 1936) A Work of Artifice Lucille Clifton (1936-2010) In the inner city Michael S. Harper (b. 1938) Dear John, Dear Coltrane Martin's Blues "Bird Lives": Charles Parker in St. Louis Frank Bidart (b. 1939) Self-Portrait, 1969 Billy Collins (b. 1941) Sonnet The Names Gloria Anzaldua (1942-2004) To live in the Borderlands means you Joseph Bruchac III (b. 1942) Ellis Island Sharon Olds (b. 1942) Rites of Passage The Victims Dave Smith (b. 1942) Tide Pools Nikki Giovanni (b. 1943) Nikki-Rosa Louise Gluck (b. 1943) The Drowned Children Gretel in Darkness Kay Ryan (b. 1945) A Certain Kind of Eden Home to Roost Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947) Facing It C. D. Wright (b. 1949) Tours Personals Jorie Graham (b. 1950) Sea-Blue Aubade Joy Harjo (b. 1951) Call It Fear White Bear Eagle Poem Andrew Hudgins (b. 1951) Death and Doom Jimmy Santiago Baca (b. 1952) Cloudy Day Rita Dove (b. 1952) Daystar Adolescence-I Adolescence-II Straw Hat Missing Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952) My Father in the Navy Alberto Rios (b. 1952) Wet Camp Advice to a First Cousin Mark Doty (b. 1953) Golden Retrievals At the Gym Aurora Levins Morales (b. 1954) Child of the Americas Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954) Refugee Ship Cathy Song (b. 1955) The White Porch Chinatown Heaven Li-Young Lee (b. 1957) The Gift Mnemonic This Room and Everything in It Martin Espada (b. 1957) Bully Sherman Alexie (b. 1966) On the Amtrak from Boston to New York City Gallery 4: Americas Sings the Blues: A Collection of Songs Child with Tambourine Accompanying Guitarist, 1930s W. C. Handy: St. Louis Blues Bessie Smith: Thinking Blues Robert Johnson: Walkin' Blues W.H. Auden: Funeral Blues Johnny Cash: Folsom Prison Blues Folsom State Prison, cell door, 1960s Merle Haggard: Working Man Blues Linda Pastan: Mini Blues Allen Ginsberg: Father Death Blues Charles Wright: Laguna Blues Marilyn Chin: We Are Americans Now, We Live in the Tundra Sherman Alexie: Reservation Blues Indian photographing tourist photographing Indians, Crow Fair, Montana, 1991 Arrested Development: Tennessee Chronology Credits Index Map of the United States

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  • publication date: 17/10/2014
  • ISBN13: 9780134053363
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 1472
  • ID: 9780134053363
  • weight: 930
  • ISBN10: 0134053362
  • edition: 2nd Revised edition

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