Title The Norton Anthology of American Literature, 9/e (ISE)
Subtitle Volumes E: Literature Since 1945
Author Robert S. Levine, Michael A. Elliott, Sandra M. Gustafson, Amy Hungerford, Mary Loeffelholz
ISBN 9780393614589
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No of pages 1264
Book size 153 x 235 mm
Publishing year 2017
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A responsive, refreshed and media– rich revision of the market– leading anthology of American literature.

The most– trusted anthology for complete works, balanced selections and helpful editorial apparatus, The Norton Anthology of American Literature features a cover–to–cover revision. The ninth edition introduces new General Editor Robert Levine and three new– generation editors who have reenergised the volume across the centuries. Fresh scholarship, new authors—with an emphasis on contemporary writers—new topical clusters and a new ebook make the Norton Anthology an even better teaching tool and an unmatched value for students.




American Literature since 1945



ROBERT PENN WARREN (1905– 1989) Bearded Oaks     Audubon     I. Was Not the Lost Dauphin     VI. Love and Knowledge     VII. Tell Me a Story     Mortal Limit

THEODORE ROETHKE (1908– 1963) Cuttings     Cuttings (later)     Root Cellar     Big Wind     Weed Puller     Frau Bauman, Frau Schmidt, and Frau Schwartze     Child on Top of a Greenhouse   My Papa’s Waltz   Dolor   Night Crow   The Lost Son   The Waking   Elegy for Jane   I Knew a Woman   Wish for a Young Wife   In a Dark Time  

EUDORA WELTY (1909– 2001)     Petrified Man

ELIZABETH BISHOP (1911– 1979) The Man– Moth   The Fish   Over 2000 Illustrations and a Complete Concordance   The Bight   At the Fishhouses   Questions of Travel   The Armadillo   Sestina   In the Waiting Room   The Moose   One Art  

TENNESSEE WILLIAMS (1911– 1983) A Streetcar Named Desire

JOHN CHEEVER (1912– 1982) The Swimmer

ROBERT HAYDEN (1913– 1980) Middle Passage     Homage to the Empress of the Blues     Those Winter Sundays     Free Fantasia: Tiger Flowers

RANDALL JARRELL (1914– 1965)    90 North     The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner     Second Air Force     Next Day     Well Water     Thinking of the Lost World

JOHN BERRYMAN (1914– 1972) From Homage to Mistress Bradstreet     The Dream Songs     I (“Huffy Henry hid the day”)     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”)     384 (“The marker slants, flowerless, day’s almost done”)

BERNARD MALAMUD (1914– 1986)     The Magic Barrel

RALPH ELLISON (1914– 1994) Invisible Man     Prologue     Chapter I [Battle Royal] 

SAUL BELLOW (1915– 2005) The Adventures of Augie March    Chapter 1

ARTHUR MILLER (1915– 2005) Death of a Salesman

ROBERT LOWELL (1917– 1977) Colloquy in Black Rock   The Quaker Graveyard in Nantucket   Mr. Edwards and the Spider   My Last Afternoon with Uncle Devereux Winslow   Home after Three Months Away   Memories of West Street and Lepke   Skunk Hour   Night Sweat   For the Union Dead  

GWENDOLYN BROOKS (1917– 2000)     A Street in Bronzeville • kitchenette building     the mother     a song in the front yard     the white troops had their orders but the Negroes looked like men     The Womanhood     The Children of the Poor (II)     We Real Cool     The Bean Eaters     A Bronzeville Mother Loiters in Mississippi. Meanwhile a Mississippi Mother Burns Bacon     The Last Quatrain of the Ballad of Emmett Till     The Blackstone Rangers     To the Diaspora    

PATRICIA HIGHSMITH (1921– 1995)     The Quest for Blank Claveringi

RICHARD WILBUR (b. 1921) The Beautiful Changes     The Death of a Toad     “A World without Objects Is a Sensible Emptiness”    Love Calls Us to the Things of This World

JACK KEROUAC (1922– 1969) On the Road     Part One, Chapter 1     Part Five

KURT VONNEGUT (1922– 2007)     Slaughterhouse– Five     Chapter 1

GRACE PALEY (1922– 2007)     A Conversation with My Father    Here

JAMES DICKEY (1923– 1997) Drowning with Others     The Heaven of Animals • Falling



RONALD SUKENICK: Innovative Fiction / Innovative Criteria

WILLIAM H. GASS: The Medium of Fiction

CHARLES OLSON: From Projective Verse

FRANK O’HARA: From Personism: A Manifesto

RICHARD FOREMAN: From Ontological– Hysteric Manifesto I

CHARLES LUDLAM: Ridiculous Theater, Scourge of Human Folly

A. R. AMMONS: From A Poem Is a Walk

AUDRE LORDE: From Poetry Is Not a Luxury

DENISE LEVERTOV (1923– 1997)   To the Snake   The Jacob’s Ladder   In Mind   What Were They Like?   Caedmon  

JAMES BALDWIN (1924– 1987) Going to Meet the Man     Sonny’s Blues

FLANNERY O’CONNOR (1925– 1964) The Life You Save May Be Your Own     Good Country People     A Good Man Is Hard to Find

A. R. AMMONS (1926– 2 001) So I Said I Am Ezra   Corsons Inlet   Easter Morning   Singling & Doubling Together   From Garbage   

JAMES MERRILL (1926– 1995) An Urban Convalescence   The Broken Home   Dead Center   Family Week at Oracle Ranch  

ALLEN GINSBERG (1926– 1997) Howl   Footnote to Howl   A Supermarket in California   Sunflower Sutra   To Aunt Rose   

FRANK O’HARA (1926– 1966) To the Harbormaster   Why I Am Not a Painter   A Step Away from Them   The Day Lady Died   A True Account of Talking to the Sun at Fire Island  

GALWAY KINNELL (1927– 2014) The Porcupine   Blackberry Eating   After Making Love We Hear Footsteps   Cemetery Angels 

JOHN ASHBERY (b. 1927) Illustration   Soonest Mended   Self– Portrait in a Convex Mirror   Myrtle  

W. S. MERWIN (b. 1927) The Drunk in the Furnace   For the Anniversary of My Death   For a Coming Extinction   Losing a Language   Lament for the Makers   Ceremony after an Amputation

JAMES WRIGHT (1927– 1980) Autumn Begins in Martins Ferry, Ohio   To the Evening Star: Central Minnesota   A Blessing   A Centenary Ode: Inscribed to Little Crow, Leader of the Sioux Rebellion in Minnesota, 1862   With the Shell of a Hermit Crab  

PHILIP LEVINE (1928– 2015) Animals Are Passing from Our Lives   Detroit Grease Shop Poem   Starlight   The Simple Truth 

ANNE SEXTON (1928– 1974) The Truth the Dead Know   The Starry Night   Sylvia’s Death   Little Girl, My String Bean, My Lovely Woman   The Death of the Fathers   2. How We Danced   3. The Boat  

PHILIP K. DICK (1928– 1982)   Precious Artifact  

ADRIENNE RICH (1929– 2012) Snapshots of a Daughter– in– Law   “I Am in Danger—Sir—”   A Valediction Forbidding Mourning   Diving into the Wreck   Power   Transcendental Etude   Shattered Head   Five O’Clock, January  2003   Wait  

URSULA K. LE GUIN (b. 1920 ) Schrodinger’s Cat   She Unnames Them  

GARY SNYDER (b. 1930) Milton by Firelight   Riprap   August on Sourdough, A Visit from Dick Brewer   Beneath My Hand and Eye the Distant Hills. Your Body   Ripples on the Surface   Falling from a Height, Holding Hands  

DONALD BARTHELME (1931– 1989) The Balloon  

TONI MORRISON (b. 1931) Recitatif

SYLVIA PLATH (1932– 1963) Morning Song   Lady Lazarus   Ariel   Daddy   Words   Blackberrying   Purdah   The Applicant   Child   

JOHN UPDIKE (1932– 2009) Separating

PHILIP ROTH (b. 1933) Defender of the Faith

AMIRI BARAKA (LEROI JONES) (1934– 2014) An Agony. As Now.   A Poem for Willie Best   Will They Cry When You’re Gone, You Bet  

N. SCOTT MOMADAY (b. 1934) The Way to Rainy Mountain   Headwaters   Introduction   IV   XIII   XVII   XXIV   Epilogue   Rainy Mountain Cemetery   

AUDRE LORDE (1934– 1992) Coal   The Woman Thing   Black Mother Woman  

MARY OLIVER (b. 1935) The Black Snake   In Blackwater Woods   Wild Geese   Poppies   Hummingbird Pauses at the Trumpet Vine   Alligator Poem   

LUCILLE CLIFTON (1936– 2010) miss rosie   the lost baby poem   homage to my hips   wild blessings   wishes for sons   blessing the boats   the mississippi river empties into the gulf   moonchild   [oh antic god]  

DON DELILLO (b. 1936)   White Noise   Part lI Airborne Toxic Event  

RUDOLFO° ANAYA (b. 1937)   Bless Me, Ultima   Dos  

THOMAS PYNCHON (b. 1937) Entropy  

RAYMOND CARVER (1938– 1988) Cathedral

ISHMAEL REED (b. 1938) The Last Days of Louisiana Red   Chapter 36 [Mary Dalton’s Dream]   Neo– HooDoo Manifesto  

CHARLES SIMIC (b. 1938) Fork   Prodigy   A Book Full of Pictures   Arriving Celebrities  

MICHAEL S. HARPER (1938– 2016) Dear John, Dear Coltrane   American History   Martin’s Blues   “Bird Lives”: Charles Parker in St. Louis   Nightmare Begins Responsibility  

TONI CADE BAMBARA (1939– 1995) Medley

FRANK BIDART (b. 1939) Ellen West

MAXINE HONG KINGSTON (b. 1940) The Woman Warrior     No Name Woman

ROBERT PINSKY (b. 1940) The Figured Wheel   The Street   The Want Bone   Shirt   At Pleasure Bay  

SIMON J. ORTIZ (b. 1941) Passing through Little Rock   Earth and Rain, the Plants & Sun   Vision Shadows   Poems from the Veterans Hospital   Travelling   From From Sand Creek   

BILLY COLLINS (b. 1941) Forgetfulness   Osso Buco   Tuesday, June 4,  1991 I Chop Some Parsley While Listening to Art Blakey’s Version of “Three Blind Mice”   The Night House   Litany   Sonnet  

GLORIA ANZALDUA (1942– 2004) La concienciatide la mestizu / Towards a New Consciousness   How to Tame a Wild Tongue   El sonavabitche  

SHARON OLDS (b. 1942) Sex Without Love     I Go Back to May 1937    Little Things   My Father Speaks to Me from the Dead   Adolescence   The Talkers   

SAM SHEPARD (b. 1943) True West

LOUISE GLUCK (b. 1943) The Drowned Children • Descending Figure   2 The Sick Child   3 For My Sister   Appearances   Vespers   October  

ALICE WALKER (b. 1944) Everyday Use

AUGUST WILSON (1945– 2005) Fences

ANNIE DILLARD (b. 1945) Pilgrim at Tinker Creek   Seeing   

LYDIA DAVIS (b. 1947) Break It Down   The Outing   Happiest Moment   Letter to a Funeral Parlor   

ANN BEATTIE (b. 1947) Weekend

YUSEF KOMUNYAKAA (b. 1947) Facing It   My Father’s Love Letters   Slam, Dunk, & Hook   Song for My Father   [Sometimes you could be[   When Dusk Weighs Daybreak   Jasmine   Nude Study   

LESLIE MARMON SILKO (b. 1948)   Lullaby  

ART SPIEGELMAN (b. 1948)   From Maus  

JOY HARJO (b. 1951) Call It Fear   White Bear   Summer Night   The Flood   When the World As We Knew It Ended—  

RITA DOVE (b. 1952) Geometry   Adolescence—I   Adolescence—II   Adolescence—Ill   Parsley   Thomas and Beulah   The Event   The Zeppelin Factory   Dusting   Poem in Which I Refuse Contemplation   Missing   Rosa   Fox Trot Fridays  

AMY TAN (b. 1952) The Joy Luck Club   Two Kinds  

SANDRA CISNEROS (b. 1954)   Woman Hollering Creek  

LOUISE ERDRICH (b. 1954) Dear John Wayne   I Was Sleeping Where the Black Oaks Move   Grief   Fleur  

LI– YOUNG LEE (b. 1957) The Gift   Persimmons   Eating Alone   Eating Together   This Room and Everything in It   Nativity

CREATIVE NONFICTION   EDWARD ABBEY: Havasu   BARRY LOPEZ: The Raven   JAMAICA KINCAID: Girl   HUNTER S. THOMPSON: From Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas   JOAN DIDION: From Slouching Towards Bethlehem   DAVID FOSTER WALLACE: From Consider the Lobster   EDWIDGE DANTICAT: From Brother, I’m Dying  

GEORGE SAUNDERS (b. 1958)   CivilWarLand in Bad Decline  

SHERMAN ALEXIE (b. 1966) At Navajo Monument Valley Tribal School   Pawn Shop   Sister Fire, Brother Smoke   Tourists   3. Marilyn Monroe   The Exaggeration of Despair   Crow Testament   This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona   Survivorman  

NATASHA TRETHEWEY (b. 1966) Vignette   Graveyard Blues   Photograph: Ice Storm,  1971   Native Guard   Miracle of the Black Leg  

JHUMPA LAHIRI (b. 1967)   Sexy  

JUNOT DIAZ (b. 1968)   Drown   

TRACY K. SMITH (b. 1972) Thirst   Gospel: Juan   Gospel: Jesus   “My God, It’s Full of Stars”   3. [Perhaps the great error is believing we’re alone]   The Universe: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack   





About the General Editor:

Robert S. Levine (Ph.D. Stanford) is Distinguished University Professor of English and Distinguished Scholar–Teacher at the University of Maryland, College Park. He is the author of Conspiracy and Romance: Studies in Brockden BrownCooper, Hawthorne, and MelvilleMartin Delany, Frederick Douglass, and the Politics of Representative Identity; and Dislocating Race and Nation: Episodes in Nineteenth– Century American Literary Nationalism. He has edited a number of books, including The Cambridge Companion to Herman MelvilleMartin R. Delany: A Documentary ReaderHemispheric American Studies; and a Norton Critical Edition of Hawthorne’s The House of the Seven Gables.

About the Editors:

Michael A. Elliott (Editor, 1865–1914) Ph.D. Columbia, is Professor of English and American Studies at Emory University. He is the author of The Culture Concept: Writing and Difference in the Age of Realism and Custerology: The Enduring Legacy of the Indian Wars and George Armstrong Custer. He is also the co– editor of two additional books: The American Novel, 1865– 1940 (Volume 6 of the Oxford History of the Novel in English) and American Literary Studies: A Methodological Reader.

Sandra M. Gustafson (Editor, Beginnings to 1820), Ph.D. University of California at Berkeley, is Professor of English and American Studies at the University of Notre Dame. She is the author of Imagining Deliberative Democracy in the Early American Republic and Eloquence Is Power: Oratory and Performance in Early America and co– editor of Cultural Narratives: Textuality and Performance in American Culture before 1900. Since 2008 she has edited the MLA– affiliated journal Early American Literature. She is a faculty affiliate of Notre Dame’s Center for Civil and Human Rights and a faculty fellow at the Kroc Institute for International Peace Studies.

Amy Hungerford (Editor, Literature Since 1945), Ph.D. Johns Hopkins, is Professor of English and American Studies and Director of the Division of the Humanities at Yale University. She is a scholar of twentieth– and twenty–first–century American literature and the author of The Holocaust of Texts: Genocide, Literature, and Personification; Postmodern Belief: American Literature and Religion Since 1960; and, most recently, Making Literature Now. She is a founder of the Post45 collective and site editor of the group’s open access journal on post–1945 American literature and culture (post45.org).

Mary Loeffelholz (Ph.D. Yale) is Professor of English and Vice Provost for Academic Affairs at Northeastern University. She is the author of Dickinson and the Boundaries of Feminist TheoryExperimental Lives: Women and Literature, 1900–1945; and, most recently, From School to Salon: Reading Nineteenth– Century American Women’s Poetry. With Martha Nell Smith, she edited the Blackwell Companion to Emily Dickinson. Her essays have appeared in such journals as American Literary HistoryEnglish Literary History, the Yale Journal of Criticism, and Modern Language Quarterly.

Target Audience:

Students and Academicians of Literature, especially those interested in American Literature.


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