The Cambridge companion to Native American literature

edited by Joy Porter and Kenneth M. Roemer

Invisible, marginal, expected - these words trace the path of recognition for American Indian literature written in English since the late eighteenth century. This Companion chronicles and celebrates that trajectory by defining relevant institutional, historical, cultural, and gender contexts, by outlining the variety of genres written since the 1770s, and also by focusing on significant authors who established a place for Native literature in literary canons in the 1970s (Momaday, Silko, Welch, Ortiz, Vizenor), achieved international recognition in the 1980s (Erdrich), and performance-celebrity status in the 1990s (Harjo and Alexie). In addition to the seventeen chapters written by respected experts - Native and non-Native; American, British and European scholars - the Companion includes bio-bibliographies of forty authors, maps, suggestions for further reading, and a timeline which details major works of Native American literature and mainstream American literature, as well as significant social, cultural and historical events. An essential overview of this powerful literature.

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  • Introduction Kenneth M. Roemer
  • Time line: literary, historical and cultural conjunctions Kenneth M. Roemer
  • Part I. Historical and Cultural Contexts: 1. Historical and cultural contexts to Native American literature Joy Porter
  • 2. Translation and mediation David Murray
  • 3. Women writers and gender issues Annette Van Dyke
  • Part II. Genre Contexts: 4. Non-fiction prose Bernd Peyer
  • 5. Native American life writing Hertha D. Sweet Wong
  • 6. America's indigenous poetry Norma C. Wilson
  • 7. Pre-1968 fiction A. Lavonne Brown Ruoff
  • 8. Fiction: 1968 to the present James Ruppert
  • 9. American Indian theatre Ann Haugo
  • Part III. Individual Authors: 10. N. Scott Momaday: becoming the bear Chadwick Allen
  • 11. Simon Ortiz: writing home Patricia Clark Smith
  • 12. James Welch: identity, circumstance and chance Kathryn W. Shanley
  • 13. Leslie Marmon Silko: storyteller Robert M. Nelson
  • 14. Gerald Vizenor: postindian liberation Kimberly M. Blaeser
  • 15. Louise Erdrich's storied universe Catherine Rainwater
  • 16. Joy Harjo's poetry Laura Coltelli
  • 17. Sherman Alexie: irony, intimacy, and agency David L. Moore
  • Bio-bibliographies
  • Further reading
  • Index.

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書名 The Cambridge companion to Native American literature
著作者等 Porter, Joy
Roemer, Kenneth M
Roemer Kenneth M. (University of Texas at Arlington)
書名別名 Native American literature
シリーズ名 Cambridge companions to literature
出版元 Cambridge University Press
刊行年月 2005
ページ数 xviii, 343 p.
大きさ 24 cm
ISBN 9780521529792
NCID BA73243856
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言語 英語
出版国 イギリス