The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Passages

The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Passages

by N. Scott Momaday

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The Man Made of Words: Essays, Stories, Passages by N. Scott Momaday

In The Man Made of Words Momaday chronicles his own pilgrimage as an author, retelling, through thirty-eight essays, allegorical stories, and autobiographical reminiscences, how he became one of the first recognized Native American writers of this century. By exploring such themes as land, language, and self-identity, The Man Made of Words fashions a definition of American literature as it has never been interpreted before.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312187422
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 07/28/1998
Edition description: REV
Pages: 224
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

N. Scott Momaday is the winner of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, the Academy of American Poets Prize, and the Premio Letterario Internazionale "Mondello," Italy's highest literary award. Momaday is a writer, poet, and playwright whose books include The Man Made of Words, House Made of Dawn, and In the Presence of the Sun. He lives in Jemez Springs, New Mexico.

Table of Contents

Preface 1(6)
part one: THE MAN MADE OF WORDS 7(104)
Introduction
7(2)
The Arrowmaker
9(4)
The Native Voice in American Literature
13(8)
To Save a Great Vision
21(9)
A First American Views His Land
30(12)
An American Land Ethic
42(8)
On Indian-White Relations: A Point of View
50(7)
The Morality of Indian Hating
57(19)
Afterword
76(1)
The Centaur Complex
77(3)
A Divine Blindness: The Place of Words in a State of Grace
80(9)
The American West and the Burden of Belief
89(22)
part two: ESSAYS IN PLACE 111(58)
Introduction
111(2)
Sacred Places
113(5)
Revisiting Sacred Ground
118(6)
Navajo Place Names
124(3)
Sacred Images
127(5)
Zagorsk: To the Spiritual Center of Russia
132(7)
On Bavarian Byways
139(9)
Granada: A Vision of the Unforeseen
148(6)
New Mexico: Passage into Legend
154(9)
The Homestead on Rainy Mountain Creek
163(6)
part three: THE STORYTELLER AND HIS ART 169
Introduction
169(1)
When the Stars Fell
170(2)
The Indian Dog
172(2)
The Photograph
174(2)
An Encounter in Greenland
176(2)
A Turning Point
178(2)
Quincy Tahoma
180(3)
Jay Silverheels
183(2)
One Morning in Oklahoma
185(1)
I Wonder What Will Happen to the Land
186(3)
The Toll Road
189(2)
Graceful and At Ease
191(2)
An Element of Piety
193(3)
Chopetl
196(2)
Teresita
198(2)
The Head of a Man
200(2)
The Physicians of Trinidad
202(3)
The Dark Priest of Taos
205(2)
The Octopus
207(2)
Dreaming In Place
209(4)
About the Author 213

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