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The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Modern Period (1910–1945), Volume D, 6th Edition

  • Kirk Curnutt Troy State University, Alabama
  • Paul Lauter Trinity College, General Editor
  • John Alberti Northern Kentucky University
  • Richard Yarborough University of California, Los Angeles
  • Jackson Bryer University of Maryland
  • Sandra A. Zagarell Oberlin College
  • Wendy Martin Claremont Graduate University
  • King-Kok Cheung University of California, Los Angeles
  • Anne Goodwyn Jones Allegheny College
  • Ivy T. Schweitzer Dartmouth College
  • Andrew O. Wiget New Mexico State University
  • Mary Pat Brady Cornell University, Associate Editor
  • ISBN-10: 054720194X  |  ISBN-13: 9780547201948
  • 1184 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
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Unrivaled diversity and ease of use have made THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME D: MODERN PERIOD (1910–1945), 6th Edition a best-selling text since 1989, when the first edition was published. In presenting a more inclusive canon of American literature, THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME D: MODERN PERIOD (1910–1945), 6th Edition continues to balance the traditional, leading names in American literature with lesser-known writers and to build upon the anthology's other strengths: its apparatus and its ancillaries. Available in five volumes for greater flexibility, the 6th Edition offers thematic clusters to stimulate classroom discussions and showcase the treatment of important topics across the genres.

Features and Benefits

  • Revisions to Volume D allow new interpretive contexts for revitalizing the themes traditionally taught in American literature from 1910 to 1945. Excerpts from Thorstein Veblen and Simon N. Patten highlight the fears of pleasures of the new consumer mind-set; essays by advertising gurus Earnest Elmo Calkins and Edward Bernays help bridge the divide between high art and popular culture by examining how the tools and techniques of modernism were adapted to redefine notions of beauty and consensus. Folk music lyrics enhance students' appreciation of proletarian literature as a folk art, while new readings by Stein, Porter, Steinbeck, and others expand on these writers' place in the canon.

Table of Contents

Preface.
Modern Period: 1910–1945.
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. Cluster: Nature and Religion—Efficiency, Entrepreneurial Christianity, and the Rise of Machine Culture.
Frederick W Taylor (1856–1915).
Preface to Principles of Scientific Management.
Bernarr Macfadden (1868–1955).
from Vitality Supreme.
Edward J. O''Brien 1(890–1941).
from The Dance of the Machines.
Thorstein Veblen (1857–1929).
from Theory of the Leisure Class.
Simon N. Patten (1852–1922).
from The New Basis of Civilization.
Bruce Barton (1886–1967).
from The Man Nobody Knows, including ad.
Shelton. Bissell (1875–1949).
from "Vaudeville at Angelus Temple."
Edward Shillito (unknown).
from "Elmer Gantry and the Church in America."
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).
First Fig. 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.Cluster Aesthetics—High Art, Popular Culture, and Politics.
Gilbert Seldes (1893–1970).
from The Seven Lively Arts.
Edmund Wilson (1895–1972).
Current Fashions.
Earnest Elmo Calkins (1868–1964).
from Beauty—The New Business Tool.
Edward. Bernays (1891–1995).
From Propaganda. New Masses Novel Contest.
James T. Farrell (1904–1979).
From A Note on Literary Criticism. 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).
The Gentle Lena. from The Making of Americans. Susie Asado. Preciosilla. Ladies'' Voices. Miss Furr and Miss Skeene. from Composition as Explanation.
William Carlos Williams (1883–1963).
Danse Russe. The Young Housewife. Portrait of a Lady. The Great Figure. Spring and All. The Red Wheelbarrow. 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.
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]. Sheaf: 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 (1913–2007).
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.
F. Scott Fitzgerald (1896–1940).
Babylon Revisited.
Katherine Anne Porter (1890–1980).
He. Flowering Judas. The Grave.
Marianne Moore (1887–1972).
Poetry. 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. The Course of a Particular. Of Mere Being.
William Faulkner (1897–1962).
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.Cluster: America in the World / The World in America—Expatriation, Immigration, and the Rise of the Celebrity–Publicity Culture.
Walter Lippmann (1889–1974).
from Drift and Mastery: An Attempt to Diagnose the Current Unrest.
Harold E. Stearns (1891–1943).
The Intellectual Life.
Harry Crosby (1898–1924).
Harry Crosby''s Reasons for Expatriating.
Kenneth L. Roberts (1885–1957).
Black Magic.
Oswald Villard (1872–1949).
Creating Reputations, Inc.
Walter. Lippmann (1889–1974).
Blazing Publicity.
Marcus Garvey (1887–1940).
Universal Negro Improvement Association Editorial. 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. 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).
Passing.
George Samuel Schuyler (1895–1977).
Our Greatest Gift to America. The Negro-Art Hokum.Sheaf: Blues Lyrics.
Langston Hughes (1902–1967).
The Weary Blues. Blues Lyrics.Cluster: E Pluribus Unum: Ideology, Patriotism, and Politesse.
Sedition Act (1918–1921).
A. Mitchell Palmer (1872–1936).
The Case Against the ''Reds''. W.C. Wright (unknown).from The Klu Klux Klan Unmasked.
Lothrop Stoddard (1883–1950).
from The Rising Tide of Colored Against White-World Conspiracy.
Mary Antin (1881–1949).
from The Promised Land.
Eugene Debs (1855–1926).
Sound Socialist Tactics.
Charlotte Perkins. Gilman (1860–1935).
Vanguard, Rear-Guard, and Mud-Guard.
Margaret Sanger (1879–1966).
Franklin Delano Roosevelt (1882–1945).
The Four Freedoms. 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.
Sheaf: Folk Music Lyrics of the 1920s and 1930s.
John Steinbeck (1902–1968).
from Chapter 23, The Grapes of Wrath.
Harry McClintock (1882–1952).
The Big Rock Candy Mountain.
Joe Hill (1879–1915).
Pie in the Sky. Anonymous. Winnsboro Cotton Mill Blues.
Aunt Molly Jackson (1880–1960).
I am a Union Woman. Anonymous. Working on the Project.
Woody Guthrie (1912–1967).
Jesus Christ was a Man. The Ballad of Tom Joad.
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 Promise (from The Red Pony).From Chapter 23, The Grapes of Wrath (Folk Music Lyrics Sheaf).
Richard Wright (1908–1960).
The Ethics of Living Jim Crow.Big Boy Leaves Home.
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.
Américo Paredes (1915–1999).
The Rio Grande. Night on the Flats. The Four Freedoms. Hastío. Moonlight on the Rio Grande. Guitarreros. When It Snowed in Kitabamba. Ichiro Kikuchi. Sheaf: 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].
Acknowledgments.
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines.

What's New

  • Volume D now presents poems and stories by Américo Paredes as well as relevant commentaries on culture by period thinkers such as Walter Lippmann, Gilbert Seldes, and Margaret Sanger.
  • Updates to Volume D also provide new selections from Gertrude Stein, Katherine Anne Porter, and John Steinbeck.
  • Four new clusters on nature and spirituality, aesthetics and form, definitions of America, and politics allow instructors and students to read literature created amidst the welter of cultural changes during the period from 1910 to 1945. Specifically, these new readings address the key issues of technology, celebrity, consumerism, immigration, Communism, and the divide between high art and popular culture—among many others.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

Kirk Curnutt

Dr. Kirk Curnutt is a professor of English at Troy State University. Dr. Curutt is the author of scholarly works on F. Scott Fitzgerald, Gertrude Stein, and Ernest Hemingway among others. He is also a published novelist.

Paul Lauter

Paul Lauter is the Smith Professor of Literature at Trinity College. He has served as president of the American Studies Association and is a major figure in the revision of the American literary canon.

John Alberti

John Alberti teaches at Northern Kentucky University and has a Ph.D. in American literature from UCLA. His main area of research is multicultural American literature and culture.

Richard Yarborough

Richard Yarborough is Professor of English and African American Studies at the University of California-Los Angeles. His work focuses on African American literature and on the construction of race in U.S. culture. He directs the University Press of New England's Library of Black Literature series.

Jackson Bryer

Dr. Bryer is an expert on F. Scott Fitzgerald and is president of the International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society. He was an editor of DEAR SCOTT, DEAREST ZELDA: THE LOVE LETTERS OF F. SCOTT AND ZELDA FITZGERALD (Macmillan).

Sandra A. Zagarell

Sandra A. Zagarell received her Ph.D. from Columbia University and is the Donald R. Longman Professor of English at Oberlin College. She specializes in nineteenth-century US and transatlantic literature and in book studies and has published widely on nineteenth-century literature of the US.

Wendy Martin

Wendy Martin (Ph.D., University of California, Davis) is professor of English at Claremont Graduate University, where she has taught since 1987. She is a member of THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE Editorial Board.

King-Kok Cheung

Dr. Cheung received her Ph.D. from the University of California, Berkeley, and has specialized in Asian-American literature.

Anne Goodwyn Jones

Dr. Jones holds the Maxwell C. Weiner Missouri Distinguished Professorship for the Humanities at the University of Missouri in Rolla. She has written a groundbreaking book entitled TOMORROW IS ANOTHER DAY, a feminist study of Southern women writers.

Ivy T. Schweitzer

Professor Schweitzer's fields of specialization are American literature, especially early American studies, women's literature and culture, and feminist studies.

Andrew O. Wiget

Dr. Wiget is a literary scholar of Native American literature. He has written many critical analyses of this literature.

Mary Pat Brady

Mary Pat Brady teaches U.S. Literature. She has written extensively on contemporary U.S. Latino literature.