Reckonings Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women

ISBN-10: 0195109252
ISBN-13: 9780195109252
Edition: 2008
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Description: Unlike most anthologies that present a single story from many writers, this volume offers an in-depth sampling of two or three stories by a select number of both famous and emergent Native women writers. Here you will find much-loved stories (many  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 3/11/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 336
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.078
Language: English

Unlike most anthologies that present a single story from many writers, this volume offers an in-depth sampling of two or three stories by a select number of both famous and emergent Native women writers. Here you will find much-loved stories (many made easily accessible for the first time) and vibrant new stories by such well-known contemporary Native American writers as Paula Gunn Allen, Louise Erdrich, Joy Harjo, Linda Hogan, and Leslie Marmon Silko as well as the fresh voices of emergent writers such as Reid Gomez and Beth Piatote. Although diverse in style, language, and tone, all of these stories are reckonings with the brutal history of colonization and its ongoing consequences: they reveal Native epistemologies; testify to historic wrongs; and insist upon an accounting. A reckoning requires diving inward and resurfacing with new insights. These stories share an understanding of Native women's lives in their various modes of loss and struggle, resistance and acceptance, and rage and compassion, ultimately highlighting the individual and collective will to endure. These contemporary stories reflect cycles--mythic cycles, life cycles, cycles of resistance, and healing cycles--that insure Native survival. These are the stories told and retold by Native women who refuse to be silenced. Their collection celebrates survival and provides readers with an essential new resource.

Introduction
Paula Gunn Allen (1939-)
Burned Alive in the Blues
Deer Woman
Beth E. Brant (1941-)
Turtle Gal
Swimming Upstream
Diane Glancy (1941-)
Minimal indian
Stamp Dance
An American Proverb
Anna Lee Walters (1946-)
Buffalo Wallow Woman
Las Vegas, New Mexico, July 1969
Apparitions
Janet Campbell Hale (1947-)
Claire
Linda Hogan (1947-)
Descent
Bush's Mourning Feast
Leslie Marmon Silko (1948-)
Storyteller
Mistaken Identity/Old Pancakes
Patricia Riley (1950-)
Damping Down the Road
Wisteria
Joy Harjo (1951-)
The Reckoning
The crow and the snake
The Woman Who Fell from the Sky
The Flood
Letter from the End of the Twentieth Century
Anita Endrezze (1952-)
Grandfather Sun Falls in Love with a Moon-Faced Woman
The Humming of Stars and Bees and Waves
Louise Erdrich (1954-)
Le Mooz
Summer 1913/Miskomini-Geezis/Raspberry Sun
Almost Soup/Lazy Stitch
Kimberly M. Blaeser (1955-)
Like Some Old Story
Growing Things
Misha Nogha (1955-)
Memekwesiw
Sakura
Beth H. Piatote (1966-)
Beading Lesson
Life-Size Indian
Reid Gomez (1968-)
Electric gods
Touch. Touch. Touching
Author Biographies and Bibliographies
Anthologies of Native American Literatures
Index

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