Native American Writers

Native American Writers

by Steven Otfinoski


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The American literary canon continues to grow and change over time. This new volume presents many of the key works and major figures that have shaped the Native American literary tradition. Covering a range of authors, from well-established names to emerging voices, this series presents works prominently featured in classrooms and representing a variety of genres. Canonical novels, new classics, and popular favorites are discussed and analyzed, collectively offering a glimpse of the changing landscape of literary studies in the United States today.

Multicultural Voices introduces students to some of the key authors and works that are taught and assigned in schools today. Each volume examines the origins, history, and development of a multicultural tradition that has proved an essential and vital part of American literature. Chapters on individual authors present a brief biography followed by summary and analysis of the major works and a discussion of the significant themes presented. A chronology, bibliography, and list of additional reading round out this essential resource for the literature student.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781604133141
Publisher: Facts on File, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/01/2010
Series: Multicultural Voices Series
Pages: 126
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.30(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Overview 7

Carter Curtis Revard 12

N.Scott Momaday 22

Gerald Vizenor 32

James Welch 40

Michael Dorris 52

Leslie Marmon Silko 62

Joy Harjo 72

Louise Erdrich 80

Rigoberta Menchú 92

Sherman Alexie 98

Chronology 107

Additional Reading 114

Bibliography 116

Index 120

Picture Credits 125

About The Author 126

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