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2116 D'Arcy McNickle (1904-1977) 2117 Hard Riding

2123 Robert Penn Warren (1905-1989) 2124 Infant Boy at Midcentury

2126 Amazing Grace in the Back Country

2128 Charles Reznikoff (1894-1976) 2129 Children

2132 John Steinbeck (1902-1968) 213 3 The Grapes of Wrath

213 3 Chapter One
213 5 Chapter Five

2141 Richard Wright (1908-1960) 2143 The Ethics of Living Jim Crow

2151 Margaret Walker (1915-1998) 2152 For My People

2153 Ballad of the Hoppy-Toad

2155 Younghill Kang (1903-1972) 2156 East Goes West

2156 Part One, Book Three

2163 Carved on the Walls: Poetry by Early Chinese Immigrants 2165 from The Voyage

2165 8 [Instead of remaining a citizen of China, I willingly became an ox]

2165 from The Detainment

2165 31 [There ate tens of thousands of poems composed on these walls]

2165 from The Weak Shall Conquer

2165 35 [Leaving behind my writing brush and removing my sword, I came to

America]

2166 38 [Being idle in the wooden building, I opened a window]
2166 42 [The dragon out of water is humiliated by ants]

2166 from Deportees, Transients

2166 69 [Detained in this wooden house for several tens of days]

CONTEMPORARY PERIOD: 1945 TO THE PRESENT

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2169 Contemporary Period: The Earlier Generation 2174 The Earlier Generation: Prose

2174 Eudora Welty (1909-2000

2175 Why 1 Live at the PO.