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The Heath Anthology of American Literature: Contemporary Period (1945 To The Present), Volume E, 6th Edition

  • Paul Lauter Trinity College, General Editor
  • Richard Yarborough University of California, Los Angeles
  • John Alberti Northern Kentucky University
  • Mary Pat Brady Cornell University, Associate Editor
  • Jackson Bryer University of Maryland
  • King-Kok Cheung University of California, Los Angeles
  • Kirk Curnutt Troy State University, Alabama
  • Anne Goodwyn Jones Allegheny College
  • James Kyung-Jin Lee University of California, Santa Barbara
  • Wendy Martin Claremont Graduate University
  • Quentin Miller Suffolk University
  • Mark A. Freitag
  • Ivy T. Schweitzer Dartmouth College
  • Sandra A. Zagarell Oberlin College
  • ISBN-10: 054720180X  |  ISBN-13: 9780547201801
  • 1424 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2006
  • © 2010 | Published
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Unrivaled diversity and ease of use have made THE HEATH ANTHOLOGY OF AMERICAN LITERATURE: VOLUME E: CONTEMPORARY PERIOD (1945 TO THE PRESENT), 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 E: CONTEMPORARY PERIOD (1945 TO THE PRESENT), 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

  • The thematic cluster, "Prison Literature", acknowledges this growing field of study with poetry and fiction by past and present inmates.
  • Two beat writers include Brenda (Bonnie) Frazer, who uses poetry to express her feminist stance on marriage and sexual politics, and Joyce Johnson, who is represented with a selection of her letters to and from Jack Kerouac.
  • Works include a selection from THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MALCOLM X, "Recitatif" by Toni Morrison, "Laurel" by Alice Walker, and "Trust Me" by John Updike.
  • Volume E features a play by Paula Vogel, "How I Learned to Drive" (in the New Generation section) and presents plays such as "A Raisin in the Sun" and "The Crucible" in their full-length formats.

Table of Contents

Preface.
CONTEMPORARY PERIOD: 1945 TO THE PRESENT.
The "American Century": From Victory to Vietnam.
Ann Petry (1908-1997).
The Witness.
Theodore Roethke (1908-1963).
Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze. Root Cellar. Big Wind. from The Lost Son: 1. The Flight; 4. The Return; 5. It was beginning winter. from Meditations of an Old Woman: First Meditation; from Fourth Meditation. Elegy. My Papa''s Waltz.
Eudora Welty (1909-2002).
The Wide Net.
Charles Olson (1910-1970).
The Kingfishers. For Sappho, Back. I, Maximus of Gloucester, to You. Maximus, to himself.
Elizabeth Bishop (1911-1979).
The Fish. The Man-Moth. At the Fishhouses. Filling Station.
Bienvenido Santos (1911-1996).
Scent of Apples.
Tennessee Williams (1911-1983).
Portrait of a Madonna.
Tillie Lerner Olsen (1913-2007).
O Yes.
Muriel Rukeyser (1913-1980).
Absalom. The Minotaur. Rite. The Poem as Mask. Martin Luther King, Malcolm X.
How We Did It.
Carlos Bulosan (1913-1956).
America Is in the Heart: from Chapter XIII; from Chapter XIV.
Robert Hayden (1913-1980).
Tour 5. Those Winter Sundays. Summertime and the Living. Mourning Poem for the Queen of Sunday.
Bernard Malamud (1914-1986).
The Magic Barrel.
Ralph Waldo Ellison (1914-1994).
A Party Down at the Square. Flying Home. Brave Words for a Startling Occasion.
Arthur Miller (1915-2005).
The Crucible.
Saul Bellow (1915-2005) Looking for Mr. Green.
Gwendolyn Brooks (1917-2000).
The Sundays of Satin-Legs Smith. The Mother. We Real Cool. A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile, a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon. The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmet Till. Ulysses.
Robert Lowell, Jr. (1917-1977).
Memories of West Street and Lepke. Skunk Hour. For Theodore Roethke. For the Union Dead. Near the Ocean.
Hisaye Yamamoto (b. 1921).
Seventeen Syllables.
Grace Paley (1922-2007).
The Expensive Moment.
John Okada (1923-1971).
from No-No Boy: Chapter 6.
James Baldwin (1924-1987).
Sonny''s Blues.
Flannery O''Connor (1925-1964).
A Good Man Is Hard to Find.A Sheaf of Poetry and Prose from the Beat Movement.
Allen Ginsberg (1926-1997).
A Supermarket in California. Howl. America.
Jack Kerouac (1922-1969).
The Vanishing American Hobo.
Lawrence Ferlinghetti (b. 1919).
I Am Waiting. Dove Sta Amore. . . The Old Italians Dying.
Brenda (Bonnie) Frazer (b. 1939).
from Troia: Mexican Memoirs.
Joyce Johnson (b. 1934).
from Door Wide Open. from Minor Characters.
Gary Snyder (b. 1930).
Riprap. Vapor Trails. Wave. It Was When.
Albert Saijo (b. 1926).
Bodhisattva Vows.from Trip Trap (with Lew Welch and Jack Kerouac).Your Head.
Malcolm X (1925-1965) from The Autobiography of Malcolm X: from Chapter 19: 1965.
Robert Creeley (1926-2005).
Hart Crane. I Know a Man. For Love. Words. America.
Frank O''Hara (1926-1966).
My Heart. The Day Lady Died. Why I Am Not a Painter. Poem.
John Ashbery (b. 1927).
The Instruction Manual. Farm Implements and Rutabagas in a Landscape. As You Came from the Holy Land.
Cynthia Ozick (b. 1928).
The Shawl.
Edward Albee (b. 1928).
The Sand Box.
Philip Levine (b. 1928).
Coming Home, Detroit, 1968.
The Rats.The Everlasting Sunday.The Simple Truth.The Lesson.
Paule Marshall (b. 1929).
To Da-Duh, in Memoriam.
Adrienne Rich (b. 1929).
Diving into the Wreck. From a Survivor. Power. Not Somewhere Else, but Here. Coast to Coast. Frame. Cluster: E Pluribus Unum: Landmark Legislation. Brown v. Board of Education. Richard Perry Loving et ux., v. Virginia. Roe v. Wade. The U.S.A. Patriot Act.
Martin Luther King, Jr. (1929-1968). I Have a Dream. Letter from Birmingham Jail. A Sheaf of Vietnam Conflict Poetry and Prose.
Michael Herr (b. 1940).
from Dispatches.
Tim O''Brien (b. 1946).
In the Field.
Norman Mailer (1923-2007).
from The Armies of the Night.
Robert Bly (b. 1926).
Counting Small-Boned Bodies. The Teeth Mother Naked at Last.
Yusef Komunyakaa (b. 1947).
Tu Do Street. Prisoners. Thanks. Facing It. Fog Galleon.
Denise Levertov (1923-1997).
Overheard over S.E. Asia. In Thai Binh (Peace) Province. Fragrance of Life, Odor of Death. A Poem at Christmas, 1972, during the Terror-Bombing of North Vietnam.
Le Ly Hayslip (b. 1949).
From When Heaven and Earth Changed Places. New World Disorder: Recent Literature.
Rolando Hinojosa-Smith (b. 1929).
Sometimes It Just Happens That Way; That''s All.
John Barth (b. 1930) Lost in the Funhouse.
Donald Barthelme (1931-1989).
At the End of the Mechanical Age.
Toni Morrison (b. 1931).
Recitatif.
Anne Sexton (1928-1974).
Her Kind. Housewife. Young. Somewhere in Africa.
Sylvia Plath (1932-1963).
For a Fatherless Son. Daddy. Lady Lazarus. Stings. Fever 103.
John Updike (b. 1932).
Trust Me.
Ernest J. Gaines (b. 1933).
The Sky Is Gray.
Philip Roth (b. 1933).
You Can''t Tell a Man by the Song He Sings.
N. Scott Momaday (Kiowa) (b. 1934).
from The Way To Rainy Mountain. Headwaters. Prologue. From the Introduction IV. XVI. XVII. XXIV. Epilogue. Rainy Mountain Cemetery.
Audre Lorde (1934-1992).
Power. Walking Our Boundaries. Never Take Fire from a Woman. The Art of Response. Stations. The Master''s Tools Will Never Dismantle the Master''s House. Cluster: Aesthetics: Aesthetics and Politics of the 60s and 70s—Black, Brown, Yellow, Red.
Larry Neal (1937-1981).
Some Reflections on the Black Aesthetic. Anonymous. White Male Qualities.
Wing Tek Lum (b. 1946).
Chinese New Year. Minority Poem.
Ron Tanaka (1944-2007).
I hate my wife for her flat yellow face.
Frank Chin et al. (b. 1940).
Introduction to Aiiieeeee! (excerpt, nonfiction); Combahee River Collective. A Black Feminist Statement. Rita Sanchez, Chicana Writer Breaking Out of the Silence.
Vine Deloria (1933-2005).
from Custer Died for your Sins.
Amiri Baraka (LeRoi Jones) (b. 1934).
An Agony. As now. Ka ''Ba. Black People: This Is Our Destiny. A Poem Some People Will Have to Understand. Numbers, Letters. Dutchman.
Sonia Sanchez (b. 1934).
to blk/record/buyers. Masks. Just Don''t Never Give Up on Love. A Letter to Dr. Martin Luther King. Father and Daughter.
Tomas Rivera (1935-1984).
from . . . y no se lo tragó la tierra/ And the Earth Did Not Devour Him.
Lucille Clifton (b. 1936).
the thirty eighth year. i am accused of tending to the past. at the cemetery, walnut grove plantation, south carolina, 1989. reply. in white America.
June Jordan (b. 1936).
Poem About My Rights. To Free Nelson Mandela. Moving Towards Home.
Rudolfo A. Anaya (b. 1937).
from Bless Me, Ultima: Dieciocho.
Thomas Pynchon (b. 1937).
Entropy.
Nicholasa Mohr (b. 1938).
from Rituals of Survival.
Raymond Carver (1938-1988).
What We Talk about When We Talk about Love.
Lawson Fusao Inada (b. 1938).
Instructions to All Persons. Two Variations on a Theme by Thelonius Monk as Inspired by Mal Waldron: Introduction: Monk''s Prosody; I. Blue Monk (linear); II. Blue Monk (percussive). Kicking the Habit. On Being Asian American.
Michael S. Harper (b. 1938).
Song: I Want a Witness Nightmare Begins Responsibility. Here Where Coltrane Is. A Narrative of the Life and Times of John Coltrane: Played by Himself. Camp Story.
Joyce Carol Oates (b. 1938).
Where Are You Going, Where Have You Been?
Ishmael Reed (b. 1938).
I am a cowboy in the boat of Ra. Flight to Canada.
Toni Cade Bambara (1939-1995).
The Lesson.
Frank Chin (b. 1940).
Railroad Standard Time. A Sheaf of Prison Literature.
Etheridge Knight (1931-1991).
The Idea of Ancestry. The Violent Space (or when your sister sleeps around for money). Ilu, the Talking Drum. A Poem for Myself (or Blues for a Mississippi Black Boy).
Jimmy Santiago Baca (b. 1952).
I''ve Taken Risks. I Put on My Jacket. Commitment. Ghost Reading in Sacramento.
Kathy Boudin (b. 1943).
The Call. Our Skirt. A Trilogy of Journeys.
Leonard Peltier (b. 1944).
from Prison Writings.
Judee Norton (b. 1949).
Norton #59900.
James Welch (Blackfeet-Gros Ventre) (b. 1940).
from Winter in the Blood.
Bharati Mukherjee (b. 1940).
A Wife''s Story.
Maxine Hong Kingston (b. 1940).
No Name Woman.
Bobbie Ann Mason (b. 1940).
Airwaves.
Simon Ortiz (Acoma Pueblo) (b. 1941).
from Sand Creek.
John Edgar Wideman (b. 1941).
Valaida.
Gloria Anzaldúa (1942-2004).
from Borderlands/ La Frontera. 3. Entering into the Serpent 7. La conciencia de la mestiza / Toward a New Consciousness.
Janice Mirikitani (b. 1942).
For My Father. Desert Flowers. Breaking Tradition. Recipe.
Pat Mora (b. 1942).
Border Town: 1938. Unnatural Speech. University Avenue.
Lee Smith (b. 1944).
The Bubba Stories.
Pedro Pietri (1944-2004).
Puerto Rican Obituary. Traffic Violations.
Richard Rodriguez (b. 1944).
from The Hunger of Memory.
Alice Walker (b. 1944).
Laurel. Cluster: Nature and Spirituality—Ecocriticism.
Bill McKibben (b. 1960).
from The Comforting Whirlwind.
Bell Hooks (b. 1952).
Touching the Earth.
Wendell Berry (b. 1934).
Word and Flesh.
Winona LaDuke (b. 1959).
from All Our Relations.
Linda Hogan (b. 1947).
from Dwellings.
Art Spiegelman (b. 1948).
Don''t Get Around Much Anymore. from Maus II.
Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna) (b. 1948).
Lullaby.
Wendy Rose (Hopi) (b. 1948).
Throat Song: The Rotating Earth. Loo-wit. To the Hopi in Richmond (Santa Fe Indian Village). If I Am Too Brown or Too White for You. Story Keeper. Julia.
Jamaica Kincaid (b. 1949).
from A Small Place.
Sandra Maria Esteves (b. 1948) and Luz María Umpierre (b. 1947).
A Poetry Exchange. A la Mujer Borrinqueña (Esteves). In Response (Umpierre). So Your Name Isn''t María Cristina (Esteves). Music d''Orsay (Umpierre).
Jessica Hagedorn (b. 1949).
The Blossoming of BongBong. The Death of Anna May Wong. Filipino Boogie. Homesick.
Vulva Operetta.
Dorothy Allison (b. 1949).
Don''t Tell Me You Don''t Know.
Victor Hernandez Cruz (b. 1949).
urban dream. Mountain Building. Table of Contents.
Carolyn Forché (b. 1950).
from The Country Between Us: The Colonel. Because One Is Always Forgotten. As Children Together. from The Recording Angel. Elegy.
Paula Vogel (b. 1951).
How I Learned to Drive.
Karen Tei Yamashita (b. 1951).
from Tropic of Orange: 2. Benefits—Koreatown.
Garrett Kaoru Hongo (b. 1951).
Yellow Light.
Off from Swing Shift. Who Among You Knows the Essence of Garlic? And Your Soul Shall Dance. The Unreal Dwelling: My Years in Volcano.
Joy Harjo (Creek) (b. 1951).
The Woman Hanging from the Thirteenth Floor Window. New Orleans. Remember. Vision. Anchorage. Deer Dancer. We Must Call a Meeting.
Tato Laveria (b. 1951).
frío. AmeRícan. Latero Story.
Judith Ortiz Cofer (b. 1952).
Claims. The Woman Who Was Left at the Altar.My Father in the Navy: A Childhood Memory. En Mis Ojos No Hay Días. Latin Women Pray.
Rita Dove (b. 1952).
Kentucky, 1833.
Ö. Daystar. The Oriental Ballerina.
Naimi Shihab Nye (b. 1952).
Ducks. Different Ways to Pray. My Father and the Figtree. Blood. Where the Soft Air Lives.
Gary Soto (b. 1952).
Braly Street. The Cellar. Mexicans Begin Jogging. Black Hair. Kearney Park.
Rane Arroyo (b. 1953).
My Transvestite Uncle Is Missing. Caribbean Braille. Write What You Know. That Flag.
Louise Erdrich (b. 1954).
from Love Medicine: Saint Marie (1934).
Lorna Dee Cervantes (b. 1954).
Beneath the Shadow of the Freeway. Poem for the Young White Man Who Asked Me How I, an Intelligent, Well-Read Person Could Believe in the War Between Races Macho. Bananas.
Helena María Viramontes (b. 1954).
The Cariboo Café.
Aurora Levins Morales (b. 1954).
Child of the Americas. Puertoricanness. Heart of My Heart, Bone of My Bone.
Sandra Cisneros (b. 1954).
Eleven.
Gish Jen (b. 1955).
In the American Society.
Kimiko Hahn (b. 1955).
Strands. Resistance: A Poem on Ikat Cloth. Cuttings.
Lynda Barry (b. 1956).
Messed Up and Confused.Help You.
Li-Young Lee (b. 1957).
I Ask My Mother to Sing. My Father, in Heaven, Is Reading Out Loud. With Ruins. This Room and Everything in It.
Alison Bechdel (b. 1960).
from Fun Home.
David Foster Wallace (b. 1962).
The Devil Is a Busy Man.
Chang-Rae Lee (b.1965).
Coming Home Again.
Sherman Alexie (b. 1966).
Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play "The Star Spangled Banner" at Woodstock.
Chris Ware (b. 1967).
Thrilling Adventure Stories (I Guess).
Jhumpa Lahiri (b. 1967).
When Mr. Perzada Came to Dine.
Joe Sacco (b. 1970).
Boy in the Rain.Cluster: America in the World/The World in America: Globalization and Post 9/11 Culture.
Jean Baudrillard (1929-2007).
The Spirit of Terrorism.
Wai Chee Dimock (b. 1953).
Planet and America, Set and Subset.
Don DeLillo (b. 1936).
In the Ruins of the Future.
Michael Rothberg (b. 1966).
Seeing Terror, Feeling Art: Public and Private in Post-9/11 Literature.
David Simpson (b. 1951).
Telling It Like It Isn''t.
Don DeLillo (b. 1936).
From Falling Man.
Edwidge Danticat (b. 1969).
New York Day Women.
Minh Duc Nguyen (b. 1972).
Tale of Apricot.
Acknowledgments.
Index of Authors, Titles, and First Lines.

What's New

  • To account for a shift in what might be considered "contemporary", Volume E is now organized in two distinct periods of literary history, divided roughly at the end of the Vietnam War.
  • Our new critical clusters help instructors contextualize literature in terms of the law, ecocriticism, minority aesthetics, and 9/11. These clusters offer secondary texts that provide useful inroads into primary texts.
  • Prominent writers included in this edition for the first time include Bienvenido Santos, Philip Roth, Jamaica Kincaid, Philip Levine, and Don DeLillo.
  • In acknowledging the proliferation of graphic narrative, new Volume E presents works by some of the most important figures in this field, including Art Spiegelan and Lynda Barry.

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Meet the Author

Author Bio

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.

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.

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.

Mary Pat Brady

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

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).

King-Kok Cheung

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

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.

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.

James Kyung-Jin Lee

Jim Lee received his Ph.D. in English, as well as an M.A. in Asian American Studies from UCLA, and his B.A. in English from the University of Pennsylvania. His book, Urban Triage: Race and the Fictions of Multiculturalism, was published in 2004 by the University of Minnesota Press. He has also published articles in NOVEL: A Forum on Fiction, Literary Studies East and West, A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America, African American Writers, Amerasia, The Cambridge Companion to Modern American Culture, and Asian American Poets: A Bio-Bibliographical Sourcebook.

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.

Quentin Miller

D. Quentin Miller is Professor of English at Suffolk University in Boston, where he teaches fiction writing and literature. He is the author of "A CRIMINAL POWER": JAMES BALDWIN AND THE LAW and JOHN UPDIKE AND THE COLD WAR, and the editor of RE-VIEWING JAMES BALDWIN: THINGS NOT SEEN and PROSE AND CONS: NEW ESSAYS ON CONTEMPORARY U.S. PRISON LITERATURE. He is also the coauthor of the literature for composition textbook CONNECTIONS and the author of the composition textbook THE GENERATION OF IDEAS. His articles have appeared in such journals as American Literature, Legacy: A Journal of American Women Writers, The Hemingway Review, Forum for Modern Language Studies, and American Literary Realism.

Mark A. Freitag

Mark Freitag is currently an Associate Professor at Augusta State University. He has a Ph.D. in mathematics education from the University of Georgia and a M.S. in mathematics from the Memphis State University. He has taught mathematics content courses for pre-service elementary and middle grades teachers for over 15 years in a variety of settings from small private colleges to large public universities. Dr. Freitag's scholarly interests include classroom communication issues such as improving students' reading comprehension in mathematics and developing strategies for moving students from learning that is dependent on the instructor to independent learning.

Ivy T. Schweitzer

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

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.