Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko

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With the publication ofCeremonyin 1977, a strikingly original voice appeared in Native American fiction. These thirteen essays, the first collection devoted entirely to Silko's work, present new perspectives on her fiction and provide a deeper understanding of her work. From her engagement with the New Mexico landscape to her experiments with cross-cultural narratives and form to her apocalyptic vision of race relations inAlmanac of the Dead, Silko has earned her place as a significant contemporary American writer. All of Silko's important short fiction, her nonfiction essays, and her novelAlmanac of the Deadare examined here. The critical approaches range from close reading to the postmodern. This collection is essential for all serious students of Silko's writings.An excellent biographical essay, especially for readers coming to Silko for the first time, is that by Elaine A. Jahner in Andrew ... The published essays focus on three topics: aquot;the relationship of the protagonist to nature and the landaquot;; aquot;the way inanbsp;...

Title:Leslie Marmon Silko
Author:Louise K. Barnett, James L. Thorson
Publisher:UNM Press - 2001


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