The Best Novels Of The Nineties

Author: Linda Parent Lesher
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 1476603898
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Booklist observes that Sherman Alexie “mixes biting black humor, a healthy dose
of magic and sparkling lyricism to produce a remarkably powerful story with roots
not only in Native American mythology but also in the equally potent history of
rock and roll.” In novelist Leslie Marmon Silko's view “Alexie's talent is immense
and genuine.... The power of his ... damage Gwyn's career. Amis's latest o›ering
skewers Literary London and the Amer- ican book tour scene with equal venom.

Reading Native American Literature

Author: Joseph L. Coulombe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136839593
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By engaging in acts of literary outreach, writers like Momaday, Silko, Vizenor,
Welch, Alexie, and Hogan help to remove some of the damaging barriers that
divide ethnic and racial groups in America and around the world. Their
internationally acclaimed publications represent powerful tools in an ongoing
effort to foster equality, respect, and trust. As Iworked on this book, I have kept in
mind the self-admonition of Geary Hobson's well-intentioned character, Dr.
Payne, in The Last of the ...

The Old Lady Trill The Victory Yell

Author: Patrice Hollrah
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135938938
Size: 56.55 MB
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The four authors—Zitkala-Ša, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, and Sherman
Alexie—were chosen for this book because their combined work spans almost a
hundred-year timeline, illustrating that the traditional tribal concept of gender
complementarity has survived into the ... A successful educator, accomplished
musician, published fiction writer, and political activist, Zitkala-Ša focused on the
premise of American freedom and equality for all, which included American

Sherman Alexie

Author: Jeff Berglund
Publisher: University of Utah Press
ISBN: 1607819740
Size: 13.72 MB
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novel for young adults, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian (2007),
Alexie fictionally revisits aspects of his childhood; he decided to novelize them,
rather than include them in a memoir he's writing because “nobody would
actually [believe] it as a memoir.”2 In addition ... Leslie Silko, Joy Harjo, James
Welch, and Adrian Louis, whom he now includes alongside Walt Whitman and
Emily Dickinson as his literary influences. ... I read with equal parts joy and
desperation. I loved ...

Encyclopaedia Of Contemporary American Culture

Author: Robert Gregg
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1134719299
Size: 80.41 MB
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There are also many Native American writers, though Louise Erdrich, Michael
Dorris, MacArthur prize-winner Leslie Marmon Silko and Sherman Alexie
probably stand out. Organizations exist to foster the study ... But within feminist
criticism emphases vary Some readers and critics simply affirm the value of
women's texts by according them attention equal to or greater than men's texts,
looking to balance the historic dominance of the masculine point of view. Others
attempt to identify a ...

Native American Writers

Author: Harold Bloom
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438134398
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Whereas humor can provide a defense in a divisive world, it also offers the
opportunity to surmount the false distinctions that separate people and to
reinforce the connections that demonstrate our unity and equality. ... Silko (49). 6.
In an interview with John Purdy, Alexie said: “Most of our Indian literature is
written by people whose lives are nothing like the Indians they're writing about. . .
. Momaday—he's not a traditional man. And there's nothing wrong with that, I'm
not either, but this ...

Kin Of Another Kind

Author: Cynthia Callahan
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
ISBN: 0472117580
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Even with authors and texts that were not necessarily controversial, the logistics
of adoption practice, along with its historical contexts and cultural consequences,
became a regular part of adoption fiction, as can be seen in various
manifestations in the fiction of Sherman Alexie, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Gish
Jen ... Set in the middle of the civil rights movement, as the earlier integrationist
goals splintered into conflicting strategies for attaining equality, Curling uses
Integrated Families / 83.

The Native American Renaissance

Author: Alan R. Velie
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
ISBN: 0806151315
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Alexie builds on the artistic as well as popular successes of authors such as
Momaday, Silko, and Erdrich, particularly in his examinations of issues
surrounding (and attempting to define) Indian identities, the repercussions of
Native relocations, and intercultural connections among and ... depressing (for
which he has also come in for criticism), the presence of optimism and pessimism
, hope and despair, humor and pain exists throughout Alexie's oeuvre in largely
equal amounts.