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Leslie Marmon Silko : a study of the short fiction /
Helen Jaskoski.
New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1998.
xvi, 198 p. ; 23 cm.
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New York : Twayne Publishers ; London : Prentice Hall International, c1998.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 184-190) and index.
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Appeared in Choice on 1998-07:
Jaskoski (California State Univ., Fullerton), an expert on Native American literature and writers, provides the best critical account yet of the short fiction of one of the best known of Native American contemporary writers. This volume provides background information about Silko and the linguistic, social, and cultural contexts for her writing and her life. The inclusion of essays by Ruoff, Evers, Shanley, Francis, and Rader provides readers with a broad view of the criticism of Silko's work, but it is Jaskoski's analysis of the short fiction that illuminates Silko's skills as a writer. The emphasis on landscape and community are evident to anyone who reads Silko's works, and Jaskoski emphasizes those elements of her writing. Others have discussed the stories that appeared in Storyteller and The Man to Send Rain Clouds (although Jaskoski expands on previous studies), but this volume looks at some of the stories that are less well known. Interviews dating back to 1976 provide the reader with a view of the emerging writer, and the thorough bibliography leads to other works by and about Silko. Silko has said, "We are taught to remember who we are: our ancestors, our origins." Jaskoski demonstrates just how the writer has brought time and place together in her writing. A good choice for both undergraduates and more advanced scholars. G. M. Bataille; Washington State University
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This is the only series to provide in-depth critical introductions to major modern and contemporary short story writers worldwide.Each volume offers: -- A comprehensive overview of the artist's short fiction -- including detailed analyses of every significant story-- Interviews, essays, memoirs and other biographical materials -- often previously unpublished-- A representative selection of critical responses-- A comprehensive primary bibliography, a selected bibliography of important criticism, a chronology of the artist's life and works and an index
Table of Contents
The Short Fiction
Introduction: The Southwestp. 3
The Stories in Storyteller
Storytellerp. 13
Lullabyp. 22
Yellow Womanp. 32
Tony's Storyp. 40
Uncle Tony's Goatp. 47
The Man to Send Rain Cloudsp. 53
A Geronimo Storyp. 57
Coyote Holds a Full House in His Handp. 67
Uncollected Storiesp. 77
The Writer
Interview with Lawrence Evers and Denny Carrp. 93
Two Interviews with Per Seyerstedp. 104
Laguna, New Mexico, January 7, 1976p. 104
Oslo, September 12, 1978p. 112
Interview with Elaine Jahnerp. 120
The Critics
Lawrence J. Eversp. 128
Lee Francisp. 143
Dean Raderp. 145
A. LaVonne Brown Ruoffp. 151
Kathryn W. Shanleyp. 170
Chronologyp. 181
Selected Bibliographyp. 184
Indexp. 191
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