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”
Walt Whitman, “Death of a Pennsylvania Soldier”
Dashiell Hammett, “Creeping Siamese”
O. Henry, “Conscience with Art”
Ida M. Tarbell, “Is Woman’s Suffrage a Failure?”
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