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Leslie Marmon Silko : Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, Gardens in the Dunes (Paperback)

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A major American writer at the turn of this millennium, Leslie Marmon Silko has also been one of the most powerful voices in the flowering of Native American literature since the publication of her 1977 novelCeremony. This guide, with chapters written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explores Silko's major novelsCeremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes as an entryway into the full body of her work that includes poetry, essays, short fiction, film, photography, and other visual art.

These chapters map Silko's place in the broad context of American literary history. Further, they trace her pivotal role in prompting other Indigenous writers to enter the conversations she helped to launch. Along the way, the book engages her historical themes of land, ethnicity, race, gender, trauma, and healing, while examining her narrative craft and her mythic lyricism.

Number of Pages: 256
Genre: Literary Criticism
Sub-Genre: American / Native American
Series Title: Bloomsbury Studies in Contemporary North American Fiction
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Bloomsbury USA Academic
Language: English
Street Date: September 22, 2016
TCIN: 51407232
UPC: 9781472523662
Item Number (DPCI): 248-20-6455
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