9780816646272

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas)

King, Thomas

ISBN 10: 0816646279 / 0-8166-4627-9
ISBN 13: 9780816646272
Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press
Publication Date: 2008
Binding: Softcover
Editorial Reviews for this title:
Synopsis:
"Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous." In The Truth About Stories, Native novelist and scholar Thomas King explores how stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with other people. From creation stories to personal experiences, historical anecdotes to social injustices, racist propaganda to works of contemporary Native literature, King probes Native culture's deep ties to storytelling. With wry humor, King deftly weaves events from his own life as a child in California, an academic in Canada, and a Native North American with a wide-ranging discussion of stories told by and about Indians. So many stories have been told about Indians, King comments, that "there is no reason for the Indian to be real. The Indian simply has to exist in our imaginations." That imaginative Indian that North Americans hold dear has been challenged by Native writers - N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louis Owens, Robert Alexie, and others - who provide alternative narratives of the Native experience that question, create a present, and imagine a future. King reminds the reader, Native and non-Native, that storytelling carries with it social and moral responsibilties. "Don't say in the years to come that you would have lived your life differently if only you had heard this story. You've heard it now."

Review:
"Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous." In The Truth About Stories, Native novelist and scholar Thomas King explores how stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with other people. From creation stories to personal experiences, historical anecdotes to social injustices, racist propaganda to works of contemporary Native literature, King probes Native culture's deep ties to storytelling. With wry humor, King deftly weaves events from his own life as a child in California, an academic in Canada, and a Native North American with a wide-ranging discussion of stories told by and about Indians. So many stories have been told about Indians, King comments, that "there is no reason for the Indian to be real. The Indian simply has to exist in our imaginations." That imaginative Indian that North Americans hold dear has been challenged by Native writers - N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louis Owens, Robert Alexie, and others - who provide alternative narratives of the Native experience that question, create a present, and imagine a future. King reminds the reader, Native and non-Native, that storytelling carries with it social and moral responsibilties. "Don't say in the years to come that you would have lived your life differently if only you had heard this story. You've heard it now."

Book Description

Editorial reviews may belong to another edition of this title.
 

The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas): Search Results

1.
The Truth About Stories Format: Paper Text (ISBN: 0816646279 / 0-8166-4627-9)
King, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0816646279
ISBN 13: 9780816646272
Bookseller: INDOO (Avenel, NJ, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: > 20

Book Description: University of Chicago press. Book Condition: New. Brand New. Bookseller Inventory # 0816646279

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 12.76
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.50
Within U.S.A.
2.
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas) (ISBN: 9780816646272)
King, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0816646279
ISBN 13: 9780816646272
Bookseller: BuySomeBooks (Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: New. Paperback. Stories are wondrous things. And they are dangerous. In The Truth About Stories, Native novelist and scholar Thomas King explores how stories shape who we are and how we understand and interact with other people. From creation stories to personal experiences, historical anecdotes to social injustices, racist propaganda to works of contemporary Native literature, King probes Native cultures deep ties to storytelling. With wry humor, King deftly weaves events from his own life as a child in California, an academic in Canada, and a Native North American with a wide-ranging discussion of stories told by and about Indians. So many stories have been told about Indians, King comments, that there is no reason for the Indian to be real. The Indian simply has to exist in our imaginations. That imaginative Indian that North Americans hold dear has been challenged by Native writers - N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louis Owens, Robert Alexie, and others - who provide alternative narratives of the Native experience that question, create a present, and imagine a future. King reminds the reader, Native and non-Native, that storytelling carries with it social and moral responsibilties. Dont say in the years to come that you would have lived your life differently if only you had heard this story. Youve heard it now. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN, Momence,IL, Commerce,GA. book. Bookseller Inventory # 9780816646272

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 18.96
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 4.50
Within U.S.A.
3.
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas) (ISBN: 0816646279 / 0-8166-4627-9)
King, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0816646279
ISBN 13: 9780816646272
Bookseller: ExtremelyReliable (Richmond, TX, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Univ Of Minnesota Press. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0816646279

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 22.55
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
4.
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (ISBN: 0816646279 / 0-8166-4627-9)
King, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0816646279
ISBN 13: 9780816646272
Bookseller: Revaluation Books (Exeter, DEV, United Kingdom)
Bookseller Rating: 4-star rating
Quantity Available: 2

Book Description: Univ of Minnesota Pr, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st edition. 184 pages. 7.75x5.00x0.75 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 0816646279

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 38.36
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 9.96
From United Kingdom to U.S.A.
5.
The Truth About Stories: A Native Narrative (Indigenous Americas) [Paperback] (ISBN: 0816646279 / 0-8166-4627-9)
King, Thomas
ISBN 10: 0816646279
ISBN 13: 9780816646272
Bookseller: FOURSEASONS4JOY, LLC (CHICAGO, IL, U.S.A.)
Bookseller Rating: 5-star rating
Quantity Available: 1

Book Description: Paperback. Book Condition: BRAND NEW. BRAND NEW. Fast Shipping. Prompt Customer Service. Satisfaction guaranteed. Bookseller Inventory # 0816646279BNA

Bookseller & Payment Information | More Books from this Seller | Ask Bookseller a Question

Add Book to Shopping Basket
Price: US$ 81.60
Convert Currency
Shipping: US$ 3.99
Within U.S.A.
View All Listings for this Book