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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony : A Casebook - Allan Chavkin

Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony

A Casebook

By: Allan Chavkin (Editor)

Paperback Published: 28th February 2002
ISBN: 9780195142846
Number Of Pages: 288

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Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony, the most important novel of the Native American Renaissance, is among the most most widely taught and studied novels in higher education today. In it, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribe's history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and discovery of the world. The fourteen essays in this casebook include a variety of theoretical approaches and provide readers with crucial information, especially on Native American beliefs, that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of this contemporary classic. The collection also includes two interviews with Silko in which she explains the importance of the oral tradition and storytelling, along with autobiographical basis of the novel.

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

ISBN: 9780195142846
ISBN-10: 0195142845
Series: Casebooks in Criticism
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 288
Published: 28th February 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 20.32 x 13.97  x 1.91
Weight (kg): 0.25