Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel

Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel

by Louis Owens

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Overview

This first book-length critical analysis of the full range of novels written between 1854 and today by American Indian authors takes as its theme the search for self-discovery and cultural recovery. In his introduction, Louis Owens places the novels in context by considering their relationships to traditional American Indian oral literature as well as their differences from mainstream Euroamerican literature. In the following chapters he looks at the novels of John Rollin Ridge, Mourning Dove, John Joseph Mathews, D’Arcy McNickle, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris, and Gerald Vizenor.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780806126739
Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press
Publication date: 09/15/1994
Series: American Indian Literature Series , #3
Edition description: Revised ed.
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.74(d)

About the Author

Louis Owens, who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and Bone Game, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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