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Companion to James Welch's the Heartsong of Charging Elk (Hardcover)

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James Welch was one of the central figures in twentieth-century American Indian literature, andThe Heartsong of Charging Elk is of particular importance as the culminating novel in his canon. A historical novel,Heartsong follows a Lakota (Sioux) man at the end of the nineteenth century as he travels with Buffalo Bill’s Wild West show; is left behind in Marseille, France; and then struggles to overcome many hardships, including a charge for murder. In this novel Welch conveys some of the lifeways and language of a traditional Sioux.
 
Here for the first time is a literary companion to James Welch’s Heartsongthat includes an unpublished chapter of the first draft of the novel; selections from interviews with the author; a memoir by the author’s widow, Lois Welch; and essays by leading scholars in the field on a wide range of topics. The rich resources presented here make this volume an essential addition to the study of James Welch and twentieth-century Native American literature.
James Welch was one of the central figures in twentieth-century American Indian literature, andThe Heartsong of Charging Elk is of particular importance as the culminating novel in his canon. A historical novel,Heartsong follows a Lakota (Sioux) man at the end of the nineteenth century as he travels with Buffalo Bill?s Wild West show; is left behind in Marseille, France; and then struggles to overcome many hardships, including a charge for murder. In this novel Welch conveys some of the lifeways and language of a traditional Sioux.
Here for the first time is a literary companion to James Welch?s Heartsongthat includes an unpublished chapter of the first draft of the novel; selections from interviews with the author; a memoir by the author?s widow, Lois Welch; and essays by leading scholars in the field on a wide range of topics. The rich resources presented here make this volume an essential addition to the study of James Welch and twentieth-century Native American literature.
Number of Pages: 279
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / Native American
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Univ of Nebraska Pr
Language: English
Street Date: September 1, 2015
TCIN: 46767001
UPC: 9780803254329
Item Number (DPCI): 247-51-8518
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