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OTHER DESTINIES. UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICAN INDIAN NOVEL.

Owens, Louis.

ISBN 10: 0806124237 / ISBN 13: 9780806124230
Published by OKLAHOMA., NORMAN, 1992
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Title: OTHER DESTINIES. UNDERSTANDING THE AMERICAN ...

Publisher: OKLAHOMA., NORMAN

Publication Date: 1992

Binding: Cloth

Book Condition:Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Edition: First Edition.

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Synopsis:

This first book-length critical analysis of the full range of novels written between 1854 and today by American Indian authors takes as its theme the search for self-discovery and cultural recovery. In his introduction, Louis Owens places the novels in context by considering their relationships to traditional American Indian oral literature as well as their differences from mainstream Euroamerican literature. In the following chapters he looks at the novels of John Rollin Ridge, Mourning Dove, John Joseph Mathews, D’Arcy McNickle, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris, and Gerald Vizenor.

About the Author:

Louis Owens, who is of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, is Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and Bone Game, all published by the University of Oklahoma Press.

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