The Invention of Native American Literature

The Invention of Native American Literature

by Robert Dale Parker
     
 

ISBN-10: 0801488044

ISBN-13: 9780801488047

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Cornell University Press

While "Native American literature has arrived," bestselling authors such as Sherman Alexie have obscured other Indian writers per Parker (English, U. of Illinois). He discusses themes in works of John Joseph Mathews, D'Arcy McNickles, Ray A. Young Bear, Leslie Marmon Silko, Thomas King, and the reinvention of oral stories as written poems. Annotation ©2003 Book…  See more details below

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While "Native American literature has arrived," bestselling authors such as Sherman Alexie have obscured other Indian writers per Parker (English, U. of Illinois). He discusses themes in works of John Joseph Mathews, D'Arcy McNickles, Ray A. Young Bear, Leslie Marmon Silko, Thomas King, and the reinvention of oral stories as written poems. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780801488047
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
1Tradition, Invention, and Aesthetics in Native American Literature and Literary Criticism1
2Nothing to Do: John Joseph Mathews's Sundown and Restless Young Indian Men19
3Who Shot the Sheriff: Storytelling, Indian Identity, and the Marketplace of Masculinity in D'Arcy McNickle's The Surrounded51
4Text, Lines, and Videotape: Reinventing Oral Stories as Written Poems80
5The Existential Surfboard and the Dream of Balance, or "To be there, no authority to anything": The Poetry of Ray A. Young Bear101
6The Reinvention of Restless Young Men: Storytelling and Poetry in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Thomas King's Medicine River128
7Material Choices: American Fictions and the Post-canon168
AppLegs, Sex, Orgies, Speed, and Alcohol, After Strange Gods: John Joseph Mathews's Lost Generation Letter188
Notes195
Works Cited215
Index239

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