Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A Casebook / Edition 1

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A Casebook / Edition 1

by Allan Chavkin
     
 

ISBN-10: 0195142845

ISBN-13: 9780195142846

Pub. Date: 12/28/2002

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, the most important novel of the Native American Renaissance, is among the most most widely taught and studied novels in higher education today. In it, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribe's history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and discovery of the world. The fourteen essays in

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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, the most important novel of the Native American Renaissance, is among the most most widely taught and studied novels in higher education today. In it, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribe's history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and discovery of the world. The fourteen essays in this casebook include a variety of theoretical approaches and provide the reader with crucial information, especially on Native American beliefs, that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of this contemporary classic. The collection also includes two interviews with Silko in which she explains the importance of the oral tradition and storytelling, along with autobiographical basis of the novel.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780195142846
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Series:
Casebooks in Criticism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 5.40(h) x 0.90(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction3
Animals and Theme in Ceremony17
Circular Design in Ceremony23
An Act of Attention: Event Structure in Ceremony41
Blue Medicine51
The Transformation: Tayo's Genealogy in Ceremony63
Forms of Biculturalism in Southwestern Literature: The Work of Rudolfo Anaya and Leslie Marmon Silko71
Special Problems in Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony83
"The Very Essence of Our Lives": Leslie Silko's Webs of Identity91
The Semiotics of Dwelling in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony117
The Function of the Landscape of Ceremony139
No Boundaries, Only Transitions: Ceremony175
Contested Ground: Nature, Narrative, and Native American Identity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony193
Leslie Marmon Silko213
Silko's Arroyos as Mainstream: Processes and Implications of Canonical Identity223
Leslie Marmon Silko241
Of Apricots, Orchids, and Wovoka: An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko257
Selected Bibliography265

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