Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Great Wistaria”
Ray Bradbury, “The Emissary”
Frederick Douglass, “I Have Come to Tell You Something About Slavery”
Ambrose Bierce, “An Affair of Outposts”
Virginia Hamilton, “Portrait of the Author as a Working Writer”
F. Scott Fitzgerald, “How to Live on $36,000 a Year”
H. L. Mencken, “The Hills of Zion”
John Williams, “The ‘Western’: Definition of the Myth”
Charlotte Perkins Gilman, “The Unnatural Mother”
Herman Melville, “Jimmy Rose”
Aldous Huxley, “Los Angeles. A Rhapsody.”
Ernest Hemingway, “Cat in the Rain”
Maxine Hong Kingston, “A Sea Worry”
Jean Stafford, “Old Flaming Youth”
Harriet Ann Jacobs and Louisa M. Jacobs, “Building a School”
Djuna Barnes, “Alla Nazimova”
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