Native American Fiction
A User's Manual
By (author) David Treuer
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Native American Fiction by David Treuer
Book DescriptionAn entirely new approach to reading, understanding, and enjoying Native American fiction"This book has been written with the narrow conviction that if Native American literature is worth thinking about at all, it is worth thinking about as literature. The vast majority of thought that has been poured out onto Native American literature has puddled, for the most part, on how the texts are positioned in relation to history or culture."""""Rather than create a comprehensive cultural and historical genealogy for Native American literature, David Treuer investigates a selection of the most important Native American novels and, with a novelist's eye and a critic's mind, examines the intricate process of understanding literature on its own terms."Native American Fiction: A User's Manual "is speculative, witty, engaging, and written for the inquisitive reader. These essays on Sherman Alexie, Forrest Carter, James Fenimore Cooper, Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, and James Welch are rallying cries for the need to read literature as literature and, ultimately, reassert the importance and primacy of the word."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781555974527
(213mm x 137mm x 17mm)
Imprint: Graywolf Press
Publisher: Graywolf Press
Publish Date: 22-Aug-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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Author Biography - David Treuer
DAVID TREUER is Ojibwe from the Leech Lake Reservation in northern Minnesota. He is the award-winning author of two previous novels, "Little "and "The Hiawatha." He teaches literature and creative writing at the Universityof Minnesota.
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