Eagle Nation

Eagle Nation

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by Carter Revard
     
 

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Carter Revard, Osage Indian poet, Rhodes scholar, and professor of medieval English literature, shares both this amazement and his amazing command of language in this first retrospective collection of 40 published and unpublished pieces written from 1970 to 1991.See more details below

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Carter Revard, Osage Indian poet, Rhodes scholar, and professor of medieval English literature, shares both this amazement and his amazing command of language in this first retrospective collection of 40 published and unpublished pieces written from 1970 to 1991.

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"The voice of the narrator is an interior transformation, a wise manner at the intersections of oral traditions. . . . A splendid giveaway of both visions and common sense." —World Literature Today "A collection that does what finely tuned poetry does best—putting human feeling and observation into focus and into print . . . A refreshingly unique perspective in the spirit of a rich oral tradition." —St Louis Post-Dispatch "Like the trickster figure he admires, Revard assumes many forms and speaks in many accents." —Library Journal
Library Journal
Revard (English, George Washington Univ.) is a highly complex poet of Native American ancestry who grew up among the Osage and Ponca people in Pawhuska, Oklahoma. His most lyrical works evoke tribal and childhood memories of that magical place, a world of ``boulders brilliant with tangerine, umber, bluegray luminous lichens'' where ``purple martins . . . dip and sip, veer and swoop.'' But the poet is also a scholar of medieval English literature, and other verses evoke university life in Oxford and St. Louis. His style can shift from colloquial narrative poems to tribal chants to Anglo-Saxon alliterative verse. Like the trickster figure he admires, Revard assumes many forms and speaks in many accents. But his theme of ``giveaway'' (thanksgiving) unifies the book: he praises geodes, watermelons with ``sugar-frosted'' hearts, everything ``the earth has brought/ us.'' Recommended for larger collections.-- Daniel L. Guillory, Millikin Univ., Decatur, Ill.

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ISBN-13:
9780816514038
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
07/01/1993
Series:
Sun Tracks, #24
Pages:
123
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

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