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Description - Leslie Marmon Silko's "Ceremony" by Allan Chavkin

Along with Louise Erdich's Love Medicine, Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony is one of the two most widely taught and studied Native American literature texts today. In Ceremony, Silko recounts a young man's search for consolation in his tribes history and traditions, and his resulting voyage of self-discovery and dicovery of the world. This casebook includes a variety of theoretical approaches and provides readers with crucial information, especially on Native American beliefs, that will enhance their understanding and appreciation of this contemporary classic. This collection also includes two interviews with Leslie Marmon Silko in which she explains the importance of oral tradtion and storytelling, along with the autobiographical basis of the novel.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780195142846
ISBN-10: 0195142845
Format: Paperback
(209mm x 140mm x 20mm)
Pages: 288
Imprint: Oxford University Press Inc
Publisher: Oxford University Press Inc
Publish Date: 1-Feb-2002
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Allan Chavkin

Allan Chavkin is Professor of English at Southwest Texas State University. He has published four books and over thirty articles in various books and magazines.

Books By Allan Chavkin

Leslie Marmon Silko's 'Ceremony' by Allan Chavkin
Hardback, February 2002