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American Literature

American Literature

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AMERICAN
LITERATURE
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REVISED EDITION
 
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© 1994 Christopher Little
 ABOUT THE AUTHOR 
Kathryn VanSpanckerenis Professor of English at theUniversity of Tampa, haslectured in American literaturewidely abroad, and is formerdirector of the Fulbright-spon-sored Summer Institute inAmerican Literature forinternational scholars. Herpublications include poetry andscholarship. She receivedher Bachelors degree from theUniversity of California,Berkeley, and her Ph.D. fromHarvard University.
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The following text materials may not be reproduced without permission of the copyright holder.“In a Station of the Metro” (page 63) by Ezra Pound. From Ezra Pound
Personae 
.Copyright © 1926 by Ezra Pound. Translated and reprinted by permission of New DirectionsPublishing Corporation.“Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening” (page 65) by Robert Frost. From
The Poetry of Robert Frost,
edited by Edward Connery Lathem. Copyright 1923. © 1969 by Henry Holt andCo., Inc., © 1951 by Robert Frost. Reprinted and translated by permission of Henry Holt andCo., Inc.“Disillusionment of Ten O’Clock” (page 66) by Wallace Stevens. From
Selected Poems 
byWallace Stevens. Copyright 1923 and renewed 1951 by Wallace Stevens. Reprinted by per-mission of Alfred A. Knopf, Inc.“The Red Wheelbarrow” (page 66) and “The Young Housewife” (page 67) by William CarlosWilliams.
Collected Poems. 1909-1939. Vol.
. Copyright 1938 by New DirectionsPublishing Corp. Reprinted by permission of New Directions.“The Negro Speaks of Rivers” (page 69) by Langston Hughes. From
Selected Poems 
byLangston Hughes. Copyright 1926 by Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. and renewed 1954 by LangstonHughes. Reprinted by permission of the publisher.“The Death of the Ball Turret Gunner” (page 80) by Randall Jarrell from
Randall Jarrell:Selected Poems;
© 1945 by Randall Jarrell, © 1990 by Mary Von Schrader Jarrell, published byFarrar Straus & Giroux. Permission granted by Rhoda Weyr Agency, New York."The Wild Iris" (page 125) from
The Wild Iris 
by Louise Glück. Copyright © 1993 by LouiseGlück. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc."Chickamauga" (page 126) from
Chickamauga 
by Charles Wright. Copyright © 1995 byCharles Wright. Reprinted by permission of Farrar, Straus and Giroux, LLC."To The Engraver of my Skin" (page 129) from
Source 
by Mark Doty. Copyright © 2001 byMark Doty. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc."Mule Heart" (page 130) from
The Lives of The Heart 
by Jane Hirshfield. Copyright © 1997by Jane Hirshfield. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc."The Black Snake" (page 131) copyright © 1979 by Mary Oliver. Used with permission of theMolly Malone Cook Literary Agency."The Dead" (page 132) is from
Questions About Angels 
by Billy Collins, © 1991. Reprinted bypermission of the University of Pittsburgh Press."The Want Bone" (page 133) from
The Want Bone 
by Robert Pinsky. Copyright © 1991 byRobert Pinsky. Reprinted by permission of HarperCollins Publishers Inc.Yusef Komunyakaa, "Facing It" (page 134) from
Dien Cai Dau 
in
Pleasure Dome: New and Collected Poems,
© 2001 by Yusef Komunyakaa and reprinted by permission of WesleyanUniversity Press.A number of the illustrations appearing in this volume are also copyrighted, as is indicated onthe illustrations themselves. These may not be reprinted without the permission of the copy-right holder.The opinions expressed in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views or policies of theU.S. government.

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