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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony: A Casebook / Edition 1 available in Paperback
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.
Table of Contents
|Animals and Theme in Ceremony||17|
|Circular Design in Ceremony||23|
|An Act of Attention: Event Structure in Ceremony||41|
|The Transformation: Tayo's Genealogy in Ceremony||63|
|Forms of Biculturalism in Southwestern Literature: The Work of Rudolfo Anaya and Leslie Marmon Silko||71|
|Special Problems in Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony||83|
|"The Very Essence of Our Lives": Leslie Silko's Webs of Identity||91|
|The Semiotics of Dwelling in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony||117|
|The Function of the Landscape of Ceremony||139|
|No Boundaries, Only Transitions: Ceremony||175|
|Contested Ground: Nature, Narrative, and Native American Identity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony||193|
|Leslie Marmon Silko||213|
|Silko's Arroyos as Mainstream: Processes and Implications of Canonical Identity||223|
|Leslie Marmon Silko||241|
|Of Apricots, Orchids, and Wovoka: An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko||257|