Leslie Marmon Silko: Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, Gardens by David L. Moore

By David L. Moore

a tremendous American author on the flip of this millennium, Leslie Marmon Silko has additionally been probably the most robust voices within the flowering of local American literature because the booklet of her 1977 novel Ceremony. This advisor, with chapters written through prime students of local American literature, explores Silko's significant novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens within the Dunes as an entryway into the complete physique of her paintings that incorporates poetry, essays, brief fiction, movie, images, and different visible art.

These chapters map Silko's position within the extensive context of yank literary heritage. extra, they hint her pivotal function in prompting different Indigenous writers to go into the conversations she helped to release. alongside the way in which, the ebook engages her historic topics of land, ethnicity, race, gender, trauma, and therapeutic, whereas studying her narrative craft and her mythic lyricism.

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