Native American Literatures: An Introduction

Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist,

Publisher: Continuum | 2004 | ISBN: 0826415989 | English | PDF | 325 Pages | 15.6 Mb

Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in Native American Literatures include: N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Linda Hogan, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Louis Owens, Thomas King, Michael Dorris, Simon Ortiz, Cater Revard and Daine Glancy.

Suzanne Lundquist is Associate Professor in American Literature, Brigham Young University, USA.
"A thoroughly accessible and illuminating collection of essays, this volume both introduce major critical and thematic questions and provides a brief overview of the best and best-known authors and work.... Lundquist is deft and well organized in her handling of the material, and she makes clear what literary critics do and how they do it. She covers a broad scope of material, and readers will find here not only the methodological tools they need to understand this diverse body of works but also a case study within the wider fields of literary and cultural studies.... This is an excellent resource for Native American literature and for those new to literary criticism. Essential." -Choice, 5/05 (CHOICE)

"A thoroughly accessible and illuminating collection of essays, this volume both introduce major critical and thematic questions and provides a brief overview of the best and best-known authors and work.... Lundquist is deft and well organized in her handling of the material, and she makes clear what literary critics do and how they do it. She covers a broad scope of material, and readers will find here not only the methodological tools they need to understand this diverse body of works but also a case study within the wider fields of literary and cultural studies.... This is an excellent resource for Native American literature and for those new to literary criticism. Essential." -Choice, 5/05
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"A thoroughly accessible and illuminating collection of essays, this volume both introduce major critical and thematic questions and provides a brief overview of the best and best-known authors and work.... Lundquist is deft and well organized in her handling of the material, and she makes clear what literary critics do and how they do it. She covers a broad scope of material, and readers will find here not only the methodological tools they need to understand this diverse body of works but also a case study within the wider fields of literary and cultural studies.... This is an excellent resource for Native American literature and for those new to literary criticism. Essential." -Choice, 5/05
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