Silko: Writing Storyteller and Medicine Woman

Silko: Writing Storyteller and Medicine Woman

by Brewster E. Fitz
     
 

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Laguna Pueblo author Leslie Marmon Silko was raised in a culture with a strong oral tradition. She also grew up in a household where books were cherished and reading at the dinner table was not deemed rude, but instead was encouraged. In his examination of Silko’s award-winning literature, Brewster E. Fitz explores the complex dynamic between the spoken story

Overview

Laguna Pueblo author Leslie Marmon Silko was raised in a culture with a strong oral tradition. She also grew up in a household where books were cherished and reading at the dinner table was not deemed rude, but instead was encouraged. In his examination of Silko’s award-winning literature, Brewster E. Fitz explores the complex dynamic between the spoken story and the written word, revealing how it carries over from Silko’s upbringing and plays out in her writings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780806137254
Publisher:
University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date:
06/01/2005
Series:
American Indian Literature Series
Pages:
320
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.80(d)

Meet the Author

Brewster E. Fitz is Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma State University. He has written numerous articles on American Indian literature and has served as a Fulbright Fellow and Instructor in American Studies.

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