Nothing But the Truth

An Anthology of Native American Literature

Author: John Purdy,James Ruppert

Publisher: Longman Publishing Group


Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 640

View: 2969

This anthology includes some of the best works of Native American Literature — with a good representation of major authors, geographic dispersion, gender balance, and a variety of genres. Its illustrative and popular material promote a deeper appreciation of different themes and approaches. Complete works that have become classics in the field, combined with ones from the modern era, make this collection rich in historical and theoretical context.Selections of non-fiction, fiction, poetry, and drama, include works by Paula Gunn Allen, Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, Carter Revard, Leslie Marmon Silko, Sherman Alexie, Kimberly Blaeser, Peter Blue Cloud, Louise Erdrich, Scott N. Momaday, Simon Ortiz, and many more. An effective introduction to Native American Literature for readers interested in this area of writing.

A Companion to the Regional Literatures of America

Author: Charles L. Crow

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470999071

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 624

View: 2830

The Blackwell Companion to American Regional Literature is the most comprehensive resource yet published for study of this popular field. The most inclusive survey yet published of American regional literature. Represents a wide variety of theoretical and historical approaches. Surveys the literature of specific regions from California to New England and from Alaska to Hawaii. Discusses authors and groups who have been important in defining regional American literature.

The Native American Renaissance

Literary Imagination and Achievement

Author: Alan R. Velie,A. Robert Lee

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806151331

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 376

View: 7733

The outpouring of Native American literature that followed the publication of N. Scott Momaday’s Pulitzer Prize–winning House Made of Dawn in 1968 continues unabated. Fiction and poetry, autobiography and discursive writing from such writers as James Welch, Gerald Vizenor, and Leslie Marmon Silko constitute what critic Kenneth Lincoln in 1983 termed the Native American Renaissance. This collection of essays takes the measure of that efflorescence. The contributors scrutinize writers from Momaday to Sherman Alexie, analyzing works by Native women, First Nations Canadian writers, postmodernists, and such theorists as Robert Warrior, Jace Weaver, and Craig Womack. Weaver’s own examination of the development of Native literary criticism since 1968 focuses on Native American literary nationalism. Alan R. Velie turns to the achievement of Momaday to examine the ways Native novelists have influenced one another. Post-renaissance and postmodern writers are discussed in company with newer writers such as Gordon Henry, Jr., and D. L. Birchfield. Critical essays discuss the poetry of Simon Ortiz, Kimberly Blaeser, Diane Glancy, Luci Tapahonso, and Ray A. Young Bear, as well as the life writings of Janet Campbell Hale, Carter Revard, and Jim Barnes. An essay on Native drama examines the work of Hanay Geiogamah, the Native American Theater Ensemble, and Spider Woman Theatre. In the volume’s concluding essay, Kenneth Lincoln reflects on the history of the Native American Renaissance up to and beyond his seminal work, and discusses Native literature’s legacy and future. The essays collected here underscore the vitality of Native American literature and the need for debate on theory and ideology.

The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture

Volume 9: Literature

Author: M. Thomas Inge

Publisher: UNC Press Books

ISBN: 1469616645

Category: Reference

Page: 536

View: 7123

Offering a comprehensive view of the South's literary landscape, past and present, this volume of The New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture celebrates the region's ever-flourishing literary culture and recognizes the ongoing evolution of the southern literary canon. As new writers draw upon and reshape previous traditions, southern literature has broadened and deepened its connections not just to the American literary mainstream but also to world literatures--a development thoughtfully explored in the essays here. Greatly expanding the content of the literature section in the original Encyclopedia, this volume includes 31 thematic essays addressing major genres of literature; theoretical categories, such as regionalism, the southern gothic, and agrarianism; and themes in southern writing, such as food, religion, and sexuality. Most striking is the fivefold increase in the number of biographical entries, which introduce southern novelists, playwrights, poets, and critics. Special attention is given to contemporary writers and other individuals who have not been widely covered in previous scholarship.

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory

The Johns Hopkins Guide

Author: Michael Groden,Martin Kreiswirth,Imre Szeman

Publisher: JHU Press

ISBN: 1421407051

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 536

View: 4689

Contemporary Literary and Cultural Theory: The Johns Hopkins Guide is a clear, accessible, and detailed overview of the most important thinkers and topics in the field. Written by specialists from across disciplines, its entries cover contemporary theory from Adorno to ?i?ek, providing an informative and reliable introduction to a vast, challenging area of inquiry. Materials include newly commissioned articles along with essays drawn from The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism, known as the definitive resource for students and scholars of literary theory and for philosophical reflection on literature and culture.

The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945

Author: Eric Cheyfitz

Publisher: Columbia University Press

ISBN: 0231117647

Category: Art

Page: 438

View: 466

The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945 is the first major volume of its kind to focus on Native literatures in a postcolonial context. Written by a team of noted Native and non-Native scholars, these essays consider the complex social and political influences that have shaped American Indian literatures in the second half of the twentieth century, with particular emphasis on core themes of identity, sovereignty, and land. In his essay comprising part I of the volume, Eric Cheyfitz argues persuasively for the necessary conjunction of Indian literatures and federal Indian law from Apess to Alexie. Part II is a comprehensive survey of five genres of literature: fiction (Arnold Krupat and Michael Elliott), poetry (Kimberly Blaeser), drama (Shari Huhndorf), nonfiction (David Murray), and autobiography (Kendall Johnson), and discusses the work of Vine Deloria Jr., N. Scott Momaday, Joy Harjo, Simon Ortiz, Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, Jimmy Santiago Baca, and Sherman Alexie, among many others. Drawing on historical and theoretical frameworks, the contributors examine how American Indian writers and critics have responded to major developments in American Indian life and how recent trends in Native writing build upon and integrate traditional modes of storytelling. Sure to be considered a groundbreaking contribution to the field, The Columbia Guide to American Indian Literatures of the United States Since 1945 offers both a rich critique of history and a wealth of new information and insight.

Cultural Intermarriage in Southern Appalachia

Cherokee Elements in Four Selected Novels by Lee Smith

Author: Katerina Prajznerova

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1135942005

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 172

View: 7422

First Published in 2003. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reading gossip

Funktionen von Klatsch in Romanen ethnischer amerikanischer Autorinnen

Author: Esther Fritsch

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783884766538

Category: American fiction

Page: 221

View: 2711

Klatsch ist nicht nur in aller Munde, sondern hat auch literarischen Wert. Diese Studie betrachtet die alltägliche Diskursform Klatsch als komplexe und multifunktionale kulturelle Praxis und kreatives Phänomen der Alltagskultur, das wesentlich ist für die Etablierung eines kulturellen Gedächtnisses und die Strukturierung der sozialen Welt durch Schaffung und Tradierung nicht autorisierten Wissens. Sie untersucht, wie zeitgenössische ethnische amerikanische Autorinnen Klatsch in ihren Romanen funktionalisieren und berücksichtigt dabei auch die Variante des Medienklatsches, die generell in Untersuchungen zum Thema ausgespart wird. Bei der Funktionalisierung des Diskurses wird die Hybridität und fundamentale Ambivalenz des Klatsches genutzt, der dissoziierend und harmonisierend zugleich wirken kann - wobei die Untersuchung Klatsch mit Konzepten von Dialogizität (Bachtin) und Hybridisierung (Bhabha), von mündlicher Tradition und Tricksterdiskurs vernetzt. Anhand exemplarischer Analysen ausgewählter Romane von Louise Erdrich, Toni Morrison, Gloria Naylor und Jessica Hagedorn hinterfragt diese Arbeit die lang etablierte Differenz zwischen den Feldern der Frauen- oder ethnischen Literatur einerseits und der experimentellen postmodernen Ästhetik andererseits. Es wird gezeigt, daß der Rückgriff auf Klatsch als marginalisierte Form der Kommunikation und seine literarische Instrumentalisierung gerade auch im Hinblick auf die Erfahrungsräume von Frauen neue Akzente setzen kann. Die Untersuchung etabliert Klatsch als zentraleres Element einer Poetik des weiblichen postkolonialen Schreibens, als man angesichts der vermeintlichen 'Banalität' des Klatsches vermuten möchte.

Writing Indian, Native Conversations

Author: John Lloyd Purdy

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 0803226500

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 282

View: 6259

By revisiting some of the classics of the genre and offering critical readings of their distinctive qualities and shades of meaning, Purdy celebrates their dynamic literary qualities. Interwoven with this personal reflection on the last thirty years of work in the genre are interviews with prominent Native American scholars and writers (including Paula Gunn Allen, Simon Ortiz, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, and Louis Owens), who offer their own insights about Native literatures and the future of the genre. In this book their voices provide the original, central conversation that leads to read.

Studies in American Indian Literatures

Newsletter of the Association for Study of American Indian Literatures

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Indian literature

Page: N.A

View: 9445



Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: American literature

Page: N.A

View: 3453


The Cambridge Companion to Native American Literature

Author: Joy Porter,Kenneth M. Roemer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139827022

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: N.A

View: 7195

Invisible, marginal, expected - these words trace the path of recognition for American Indian literature written in English since the late eighteenth century. This Companion chronicles and celebrates that trajectory by defining relevant institutional, historical, cultural, and gender contexts, by outlining the variety of genres written since the 1770s, and also by focusing on significant authors who established a place for Native literature in literary canons in the 1970s (Momaday, Silko, Welch, Ortiz, Vizenor), achieved international recognition in the 1980s (Erdrich), and performance-celebrity status in the 1990s (Harjo and Alexie). In addition to the seventeen chapters written by respected experts - Native and non-Native; American, British and European scholars - the Companion includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events. An essential overview of this powerful literature.

Modern Indian Literature, an Anthology: Plays and prose

Author: K. M. George

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788172017835

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 727

View: 6358

This Volume Is Devoted To Plays And Prose Writings, The Task Of Bringing Together Samples Of The Best Of Modern Indian Writing Is Now Complete. The Translations Have Been Done By A Competent Team And Are Sure To Appeal To Lovers Of Literature


A Literary Digest of South Indian Languages, 1986-1988

Author: Prema Nanda Kumar

Publisher: Sahitya Akademi

ISBN: 9788172017330

Category: Indic literature

Page: 351

View: 2300


Estimating Emerson

An Anthology of Criticism from Carlyle to Cavell

Author: David LaRocca

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 1441164863

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 720

View: 5083

A collection of over 170 years of dynamic, profound, and enduring criticism on Emerson by some of world's most eminent and influential writers and thinkers.

Literary Theory and Criticism

Author: Edgar Allan Poe

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 0486144674

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 7413

Essential anthology of Poe's critical works reviews works by Dickens, Hawthorne, many others. Includes Theory of Poetry ("The Philosophy of Composition," "The Rationale of Verse," "The Poetic Principle"). Introduction.