Native American Literatures

Native American Literatures

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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in Native American Literatures include: N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Linda Hogan, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Louis Owens, Thomas King, Michael Dorris, Simon Ortiz, Cater Revard and Daine GlancygBird and Cook-Lynn would like Alexie to be more essentialist (supporting a purer vision of Native peoplesa€” a pure blood version) while Hafen would like him to be less essentialist. ... An old Spokane Indian Catholic gives Father Arnold a dreamcatcher aquot;decorated with rosary beadsaquot; (250). ... Big Mom tells Father Arnold he should aquot;cover all the Christian stuff; Ia#39;ll do the traditional Indian stuff. Wea#39;ll make aanbsp;...

Title:Native American Literatures
Author:Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist
Publisher:A&C Black - 2004


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