First EditionThe Bedford/St. Martin’s Florida Editorial Board©2013
Through a rich selection of stories, poems, essays, images, and historical documents from and about Florida, Florida Literature enriches your own perspective of The Sunshine State.
Table of Contents
INTRODUCTION: Carolina Hospital, Sorting FloridaFlorida: A General IntroductionAnne E. Rowe, On the Idea of Florida in the American Literary Imagination (essay)A Collection of Florida LiteratureDave Barry, The Walt "You Will Have Fun" Disney World Themed Shopping Complex and Resort Compound (essay)Elizabeth Bishop, The Bight [On My Birthday] (poem)Jimmy Buffett, Hooked in the Heart (story)Susan Cerulean, "Restorying" Florida (essay)Stephen Crane, The Open Boat (story)Betty Sue Cummings, From Say These Names (Remember Them) (story)Silvia Curbelo, For All the Goodbyes (poem)Joan Didion, From Miami (essay)Nathaniel Hawthorne, Ponce De Leon’s Fountain of Youth (story)Anne E. Rowe, From The Last Wild Country (essay)Ernest Hemingway, From To Have and Have Not (story)Carl Hiaasen, From Chomp (story)Carolina Hospital, How the Cubans Stole Miami (poem)Zora Neale Hurston, From Mules and Men (memoir)Zora Neale Hurston, Sweat (story)Gloria Jahoda, From The Garden of Eden (essay)Gloria Jahoda, Marshes and Moonports (essay)James Weldon Johnson, From The Autobiography of an Ex-Colored Man (story)Jeff Klinkenberg, Brooker Creek (essay)Madeline L’Engle, From The Other Side of the Sun (story)Alton C. Morris (ed.), The Jolly Bachelor (folksong)Alton C. Morris (ed.), All My Sins Been Taken Away (folksong)Alton C. Morris (ed.), Come and Jine (folksong)Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings, From The Yearling (story)J. Russell Reaver (ed.), Larger Than Life (folktale)J. Russell Reaver (ed.), Rain (folktale)J. Russell Reaver (ed.), More Stretchers (folktales)Jack Rudloe, The Elusive Sawfish (memoir)Damon Runyon, The Stone Crab (essay)Wallace Stevens, The Idea of Order at Key West (poem)Wallace Stevens, O Florida, Venereal Soil (poem)Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Wrong Side of the Tapestry (essay)Diego Vicente Tejera, From Education in Democratic Societies (speech)Fred J. Wells, An Adventure with a Tarpon (essay)Rick Wilber, Finals (story)John M. Williams and Iver W. Duedall, On Hurricane Andrew (comment)Tennessee Williams, The Diving Bell (poem)Index of Authors and Titles