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Narrative Chance: Postmodern Discourse on Native American Indian Literatures
     

Narrative Chance: Postmodern Discourse on Native American Indian Literatures

by Gerald Vizenor (Editor)
 

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Focusing on published works by novelists N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, D'Arcy McNickle, Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, and other Native American authors, the critical essays in this collection examine translation and representation in tribal literatures, comic and tragic world views, and trickster discourse.

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Focusing on published works by novelists N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, D'Arcy McNickle, Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, and other Native American authors, the critical essays in this collection examine translation and representation in tribal literatures, comic and tragic world views, and trickster discourse.

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Booknews
Ten essays discuss themes and specific works without reliance on structuralism social-science analysis, or historical context, but on the use of language and flow of narrative. Familiarity with the concepts and terminology of postmodern criticism is assumed. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806125619
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
09/28/1993
Series:
American Indian Literature Series , #8
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
223
Product dimensions:
5.93(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.71(d)

Meet the Author

Gerald Vizenor is Professor of American Studies and Native American Literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Griever: An American Monkey King in China (winner of the American Book Award); Dead Voices: Natural Agonies in the New World; and Chancers: A Novel. He resides in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

James E. Seaver, a 19th-century author, is best known for writing A Narrative of the Life of Mrs. Mary Jemison.

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