Modernism:  1915- 1946

Featured Literary Works...

The Great Gatsby  by F. Scott Fitzgerald

A Farewell to Arms by Ernest Hemingway

The Old Man and the Sea  by Ernest Hemingway

In Our Time by Ernest Hemingway

The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway

Cannery Row by John Steinbeck  

The Grapes of Wrath  by John Steinbeck

 

 

Sherwood Anderson  

Winesburg, Ohio: A Group of Tales of Ohio Small Town Life- links to the full e-text from Bartleby.com

Perspectives in American Literature: Sherwood Anderson- a great research source from California State University

 Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

  Short Story: "The Corn Planting" -p. 815

Additional Resources:

Short Story: "The Egg" (handout)

W.H. Auden

W.H. Auden- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works

 
 Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "The  Unknown Citizen" -p. 777 

e. e. cummings

e.e. cummings- a page from the Academy of American Poets with biographical information and e-texts.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "old age sticks" -p. 774

Poem: "anyone lived in a pretty how town" -p. 775 

 

H.D. 

H.D.  - from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of her works.

 
 Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "Pear Tree" -p. 735   

Poem: "Heat" -p. 736

T.S. Eliot

Modern American Poetry: T.S. Eliot - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism

 

T.S. Eliot-  from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works

 
 Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock" -p. 716 

William Faulkner   

William Faulkner, Biography- from the Nobel Foundation

Mississippi Writers Page: William Faulkner -from the English Department of the University of Mississippi, an extensive biography and more.

 
 Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Short Story: "A Rose for Emily" -p.862

Speech: Nobel Prize Acceptance Speech -p. 875 

Robert Frost

Robert Frost- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works

Modern American Poetry: Robert Frost - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism

Perspectives in American Literature: Robert Frost- a great research source from California State University. 

Robert Frost Farm: Derry, NH - Never been there? Here's a virtual look at what's just 20 minutes away from LHS.

Robert Frost: Online Resources - comprehensive, multi-media resources from the Library of Congress.

 Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "Birches" -p. 882

Poem:  "Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening" -p. 885

Poem: "Mending Wall" -p. 886

Poem: "Out, Out" -p. 888

Poem: "The Gift Outright" -p. 890

Poem: "Acquainted with the Night" -p. 892

Archibald MacLeish

Archibald MacLeish- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "Ars Poetica" -p. 796
 

Edgar Lee Masters

Modern American Poetry: Edgar Lee Masters - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

Poem: "Lucinda Matlock" -p. 663
Poem: "Richard Bone" -p. 664
 

Marianne Moore


Marianne Moore- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of her works. 

Modern American Poetry: Marianne Moore- from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources

Poem: "Poetry" -p. 798
 

Ogden Nash

 Ogden Nash Online - selected works and lots of links.

Katherine Anne Porter

American Masters: Katherine Anne Porter-  interesting information from PBS 

Perspectives in American Literature: Katherine Anne Porter-  a great research source from California State University. 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Short Story: "The Jilting of Granny Weatherall” -p. 848
 

Edwin Arlington Robinson

Modern American Poetry: Edward Arlington Robinson - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "Luke Havergal" -p. 660
Poem: "Richard Cory" -p. 662
 

Wallace Stevens 

Wallace Stevens- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works. 

Modern American Poetry: Wallace Stevens - from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "Of Modern Poetry" -p. 794
Poem: "Anecdote of the Jar" -p. 795

James Thurber 

The Thurber House: A Literary Center for Writers and Readers- an interesting site offering lots of information on Thurber.

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Essay: "The Night the Ghost Got In" -p. 898
 

Eudora Welty

The Eudora Welty Foundation 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Short Story: "A Worn Path" -p. 820

William Carlos Williams

William Carlos Williams- from the Academy of American poets, biographical information and links to some of his works. 

Modern American Poetry: William Carlos Williams- from the Department of English at the University of Illinois, this site offers biographical information as well as links to selected works and analysis/criticism. 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Poem: "The Red Wheelbarrow" -p. 733
Poem: "The Great Figure" -p. 733
Poem: "This is Just to Say" -p. 734
 

Thomas Wolfe

Thomas Wolfe Memorial 

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Short Story: "The Far and the Near" -p. 784
 

E.B. White 

New York Times Books: Life & Times- E.B. White- an extensive resource with many great links.

Meet the Author: E.B. White- a resource from Houghton Mifflin.

Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Excerpt from Essay: "Here is New York" -p. 903

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Overall "Text to World" & "Text to Text" Connections for this Literary Period

American Memory Timeline - from the Learning Page at The Library of Congress, this link will help you connect American history to American literature.

Works Cited

 “1920s-Mid-1930s Harlem Renaissance.”   American Masters: The American Novel. 2007. Public Broadcasting Network. 20 June 2007 <http://www.pbs.org/wnet/americannovel/ timeline/ harlemrenaissance.html >.

 

The American Experience. New Jersey.  Prentice Hall Literature, 1991.

The reader and the reader’s response to a text is the focus of this time period. Writers began to experiment with form and structure in order to evoke a particular response from readers.

We will read and explore one or more of the literary works by the featured author for this period:  

Ernest Hemingway

The Ernest Hemingway Foundation of Oak Park - a "Hemingway Around the Web" site with valuable links for research.

Michael Palin's Hemingway Adventure - a neat site from PBS, this resource will help you draw connections between the author's work and his life.

"The Dangerous Spring: Ernest Hemingway's Spring"- an interesting article from the Washington Post. 

Nobel e-Museum: Ernest Hemingway - visit the official website of the Nobel Foundation and read Hemingway's biography, his Nobel prize acceptance speech and more. 

 
Prentice Hall Literature: The American Experience - Selected Textbook Resources:

Short Story: "In Another Country" -p. 809

Additional Resources:

Short Story: "Hills Like White Elephants" (handout)



CBS Sunday Morning:  "Remembering Ernest Hemingway"