Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony : A Casebook

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Along with Louise Erdich's Love Medicine, Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony is one of the two most widely taught and studied Native American literature texts today. In Ceremony, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribes history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and dicovery of the world. This casebook includes a variety of theoretical approaches and provides readers with crucial information, especially
on Native American beliefs, that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of this contemporary classic. This collection also includes two interviews with Leslie Marmon Silko in which she explains the importance of oral tradtion and storytelling, along with the autobiographical basis of the
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Product details

  • Paperback | 304 pages
  • 140 x 209 x 20mm | 330g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 1 halftone
  • 0195142845
  • 9780195142846
  • 889,963

Table of contents

1: Introduction
2: Peter G. Beidler: Animals and Theme in Ceremony
3: Robert C. Bell: Circular Design in Ceremony
4: Elaine Jahner: An Act of Attention: Event Structure in Ceremony
5: Kenneth Lincoln: Blue Medicine
6: John Purdy: The Transformation: Tayo's Genealogy in Ceremony
7: Reed Way Dasenbrock: Forms of Biculturalism in Southwestern Literature: The Work of Rudolfo Anaya and Leslie Marmon Silko
8: Paula Gunn Allen: Special Problems in Teaching Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
9: Louis Owens: "The Very Essence of Our Lives": Leslie Silko's Webs of Identity
10: Catherine Rainwater: The Semiotics of Dwelling in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
11: Robert M. Nelson: The Function of the Landscape of Ceremony
12: James Ruppert: No Boundaries, Only Transitions: Ceremony
13: Rachel Stein: Contested Ground: Nature, Narrative, and Native American Identity in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony
14: Jace Weaver: Leslie Marmon Silko
15: Kenneth M. Roemer: Silko's Arroyos as Mainstream: Processes and Implications of Canonical Identity
16: Laura Coltelli: Leslie Marmon Silko
17: Robin Cohen: Of Apricots, Orchids, and Wovoka: An Interview with Leslie Marmon Silko
18: Selected Bibliography
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About Allan Chavkin

Allan Chavkin is Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University. He has published four books and over thirty articles in various books and magazines.
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