9780547201801

The Heath Anthology of American Literature

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  • ISBN13:

    9780547201801

  • ISBN10:

    054720180X

  • Edition: 6th
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 3/11/2009
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
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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.

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
The Flight
The Return
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, Ba
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