Pursued by a Bear: Talks, Monologues and Tales

Overview

Tricksters, medicine shows, and ghosts are some of the story elements discussed in this collection of essays about First Nations Canadian authors. Posing questions about how such folklore adds to the country's collective memory, the essays look at Ben Cardinal's No Name Indians and Generic Warriors; Tomson Highway's The Sage, the Dancer and the Fool; Billy Merasty's Fireweed; Beatrice Mosionier's Night of the Trickster; and Floyd Favel Starr's Lady of Silences. An eye-opening look at...

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Overview

Tricksters, medicine shows, and ghosts are some of the story elements discussed in this collection of essays about First Nations Canadian authors. Posing questions about how such folklore adds to the country's collective memory, the essays look at Ben Cardinal's No Name Indians and Generic Warriors; Tomson Highway's The Sage, the Dancer and the Fool; Billy Merasty's Fireweed; Beatrice Mosionier's Night of the Trickster; and Floyd Favel Starr's Lady of Silences. An eye-opening look at Native Canadians as they negotiate their way through white culture, the book also offers insights on Native Americans in similar predicaments in movie westerns and the musical Oklahoma!

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"I was hooked on the first page . . . In Pursued By A Bear, Daniel David Moses’ [explorations of] the differences and disparities between western white expectations and heritage and Moses’ native upbringing and heritage are juxtaposed and intertwined throughout the book, with surprising results. It’s the crisscrossing of boundaries—from Cree to Ojibwa to Delaware, from native to non-native, from straight to gay, from past to present and back - that makes [the book] a delightful and startling read. . . . And he does it with an elegant simplicity, a wealth of knowledge and, above all, a wonderful wit that takes his art, but not himself, very seriously."  —The Calgary Herald

"Moses's voice is firm and assured, but oddly hard to define, combining a loose colloquial sprawl and a pared-down tenseness with a mythic imagination and an everyday chattiness. He writes in a world in which everything is not only possessed of consciousness, but seems engaged in thoughtful consideration of itself."  —Maggie Helwig, author, One Building in the Earth

"Moses writes with a poetic suggestiveness that recalls Tenessee Williams: he is operating as an artist, not as an explainer of apologist for his people."  —The Globe and Mail

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781550966466
  • Publisher: Exile Editions
  • Publication date: 5/28/2007
  • Pages: 183
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.46 (d)

Meet the Author

Daniel David Moses is a Queen's National Scholar in the department of drama at Queen's University, a recipient of the James Buller Memorial Award for Excellence in Aboriginal Theatre, and the author of Big Buck City, Brébeuf's Ghost, and Sixteen Jesuses. He lives in Kingston, Ontario.

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