Woven Stone

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Widely regarded as one of the country's most important Native American poets, Simon Ortiz has led a thirty-year career marked by a fascination with language and by a love of his people. This omnibus of three previous works--Going for the Rain, A Good Journey, and Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, For the Sake of the Land--offers old and new readers an appreciation of the fruits of his dedication.

"Simon Ortiz has given us indelible proof that the written word is indeed an effective weapon. And we are left ...

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Overview

Widely regarded as one of the country's most important Native American poets, Simon Ortiz has led a thirty-year career marked by a fascination with language and by a love of his people. This omnibus of three previous works--Going for the Rain, A Good Journey, and Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, For the Sake of the Land--offers old and new readers an appreciation of the fruits of his dedication.

"Simon Ortiz has given us indelible proof that the written word is indeed an effective weapon. And we are left with a sense of renewal and hope: 'to behold with passion and awe the wonders and bounty and bearty of creation and the world around us'."--Western American Literature

"The autobiography of the spirit of Simon J. Ortiz, who has advanced out of the mist of the reservation and into an affirmative and natural embracing of the world as it is."--El Palacio

"Highly recommended."--Library Journal

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Library Journal
This book combines three earlier books by Ortiz: Going for the Rain LJ 1/77, A Good Journey LJ 5/15/78, and Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, for the Sake of the Land 1980. In his introduction, Ortiz explains that one of his functions as a writer has been to demystify language. His poetry is a testament to the care he takes in saying what he has to say simply, precisely, and with regard for the intimacy between reader and poem. As a Native American Acoma Pueblo writer, Ortiz feels that he must be committed to both his art and its relationship to the social, cultural, and political issues affecting his people. His poems--whose titles, like ``Apache Love'' and ``The Creation According to Coyote,'' reflect his themes--eloquently convey the sadness born of the suffering Native Americans have endured at the hands of their conquerors. But they also convey hope and the vision of a people whose traditions are the foundation of the soul of this land called America. Highly recommended.-- Francis Poole, Univ. of Delaware Lib., Newark
Booknews
An omnibus of three previous works--Going for the Rain, A Good Journey, and Fighting Back--by one of the leading contemporary Native American poets. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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"Simon Ortiz has given us indelible proof that the written word is indeed an effective weapon. And we are left with a sense of renewal and hope: 'to behold with passion and awe the wonders and bounty and bearty of creation and the world around us'." —Western American Literature"The autobiography of the spirit of Simon J. Ortiz, who has advanced out of the mist of the reservation and into an affirmative and natural embracing of the world as it is." —El Palacio"It is a relief to read poems as beautiful as these." —Booklist"Highly recommended." —Library Journal"[A] wise and prophetic book. . . . the autobiography of the spirit of Simon J. Ortiz, who has advanced out of the mist of the reservation and into an affirmative and natural embracing of the world as it is." —El Palacio
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780816513307
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/1992
  • Series: Sun Tracks , #21
  • Pages: 367
  • Sales rank: 1,228,222
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.10 (d)

Meet the Author


Poet, fiction writer, essayist, and storyteller Simon Ortiz is a native of Acoma Pueblo and is the author of numerous books.
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