Download or read book Constructing the Literary Self written by Patsy J. Daniels and published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing. This book was released on 2014-06-02 with total page 250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In the twentieth century, as previously excluded groups, including ethnic minorities, women, the disabled, and the differently gendered, gained a voice in society, group identity also changed and new definitions became necessary. Whether through their group affiliations or in spite of these affiliations, many individuals sought a new definition of themselves. As can be expected, much literature explores these changes and depicts the quest for new definitions and the search for individuality in the light of new definitions. Construction or definition of the self was once available only to the elite, and the freedom of some to define their identity was sacrificed so that others could make their own self-definitions; this practice can be found throughout much of history. This volume is about that kind of oppression and various strategies of escaping from oppression as depicted in serious literature. Its thirteen essays, all by recognized scholars, are divided into five categories: Race, Gender, and the Self; Assimilation and the Self; Black Males and the Self; Female Sexuality and the Self; and The Family and the Self.
Download or read book Contemporary African American Novelists written by Emmanuel Sampath Nelson and published by Greenwood Publishing Group. This book was released on 1999 with total page 560 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: During the last two decades, African American writers have emerged as a distinct and dominant force in world literature. This reference book offers lively, concise, and current information about the lives and imaginative works of 79 contemporary African American novelists. Each of the alphabetically arranged entries begins with a biographical sketch of the author, offers a judicious critical assessment of the author's major works, provides a representative sample of the critical responses the author's books have elicited, and concludes with a selected bibliography that lists the author's publications as well as useful secondary material. Included are entries for major figures, such as Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, James Baldwin, and Ralph Ellison, but many noteworthy young writers also receive the attention they deserve. Forty-one of the 79 writers discussed are women, and roughly a dozen of the novelists have identified themselves as gay, lesbian, or bisexual. Intended for students and advanced scholars alike, the volume is sophisticated yet accessible to a wide audience.
Download or read book Indigenous Cities written by Laura M. Furlan and published by U of Nebraska Press. This book was released on 2017-11 with total page 348 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In Indigenous Cities Laura M. Furlan demonstrates that stories of the urban experience are essential to an understanding of modern Indigeneity. She situates Native identity among theories of diaspora, cosmopolitanism, and transnationalism by examining urban narratives—such as those written by Sherman Alexie, Janet Campbell Hale, Louise Erdrich, and Susan Power—along with the work of filmmakers and artists. In these stories Native peoples navigate new surroundings, find and reformulate community, and maintain and redefine Indian identity in the postrelocation era. These narratives illuminate the changing relationship between urban Indigenous peoples and their tribal nations and territories and the ways in which new cosmopolitan bonds both reshape and are interpreted by tribal identities. Though the majority of American Indigenous populations do not reside on reservations, these spaces regularly define discussions and literature about Native citizenship and identity. Meanwhile, conversations about the shift to urban settings often focus on elements of dispossession, subjectivity, and assimilation. Furlan takes a critical look at Indigenous fiction from the last three decades to present a new way of looking at urban experiences, one that explains mobility and relocation as a form of resistance. In these stories Indian bodies are not bound by state-imposed borders or confined to Indian Country as it is traditionally conceived. Furlan demonstrates that cities have always been Indian land and Indigenous peoples have always been cosmopolitan and urban.
Download or read book Muting White Noise written by James H. Cox and published by University of Oklahoma Press. This book was released on 2012-11-19 with total page 354 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Native American fiction writers have confronted Euro-American narratives about Indians and the colonial world those narratives help create. These Native authors offer stories in which Indians remake this colonial world by resisting conquest and assimilation, sustaining their cultures and communities, and surviving. In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. Cox takes his title from Sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. Cox foregrounds the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition. He thereby develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the Euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. By examining novels by Native authors—especially Thomas King, Gerald Vizenor, and Alexie—Cox shows how these writers challenge and revise colonizers’ tales about Indians. He then offers “red readings” of some revered Euro-American novels, including Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and shows that until quite recently, even those non-Native storytellers who sympathized with Indians could imagine only their vanishing by story’s end. Muting White Noise breaks new ground in literary criticism. It stands with Native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities.
Download or read book Sherman Alexie written by Jeff Berglund and published by University of Utah Press. This book was released on 2011-10-31 with total page 344 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A collection of critical essays on the writing and films of American Indian author Sherman Alexie.
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Download or read book Updating the Literary West written by Western Literature Association (U.S.) and published by TCU Press. This book was released on 1997 with total page 1072 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Given in honor of District Governor Hugh Summers and Mrs. Ahnise Summers by the Rotary Club of Aggieland with matching support from the Sara and John H. Lindsey '44 Fund, Texas A & M University Press, 2004.
Download or read book Writing Down the River written by Denise Chávez and published by Northland Pub. This book was released on 1998 with total page 170 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Copious, dramatic color photographs and poetic quotations illustrate these essays describing the whitewater rafting experiences of 15 prominent female writers sent down the Colorado River during the summer of 1997. 11x10". Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR
Download or read book Edge Walking on the Western Rim written by Bob Peterson and published by Sasquatch Books. This book was released on 1994 with total page 157 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: 12 writers from Washington and Oregon write about their relationship to the place they call home.
Download or read book Rains All the Time written by David Laskin and published by . This book was released on 1997 with total page 215 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Rains All the Time is the first social history of the weather of this notoriously wet region-not just how damp it is, but what it does to the souls of those who have endured, cursed, and worshipped it. David Laskin documents the human response to the weather in the Northwest, from Francis Drake's condemnation-"Vile, thicke and stinking fogges"-to today's inhabitants. He also explores how the damp weather has been a great muse to writers and painters.
Download or read book Early Morning written by Kim Stafford and published by Trinity University Press. This book was released on 2014-01-10 with total page 304 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A prolific writer, famous pacifist, respected teacher, and literary mentor to many, William Stafford is one of the great American poets of the 20th century. His first major collection--Traveling through the Dark--won the National Book Award. William Stafford published more than sixty-five volumes of poetry and prose and was Poetry Consultant to the Library of Congress--a position now know as the Poet Laureate. Before William Stafford's death in 1993, he gave his son Kim the greatest gift and challenge: to be his literary executor. In Early Morning, Kim creates an intimate portrait of a father and son who shared many passions: archery, photography, carpentry, and finally, writing itself. But Kim also confronts the great paradox at the center of William Stafford's life. The public man, the poet who was always communicating with warmth and feeling--even with strangers--was capable of profound, and often painful silence within the family. By piecing together a collage of his personal and family memories, and sifting through thousands of pages, of his father's daily writing and poems, Kim illuminates a fascinating and richly lived life.
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Download or read book Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester written by Terry Wyke and published by Liverpool University Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 533 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester is a complete catalog and illustrated guide to all of Greater Manchester's public sculptures and monuments. Manchester historian Terry Wyke provides detailed individual entries for each sculpture featured, including information about the artist and the commissioning agent, date of installation, and the sculpture's historical and artistic significance. More than 350 black-and-white photographs reveal the diversity and beauty of Manchester's many public monuments. The eighth volume in Liverpool University Press's highly acclaimed and prize-winning Public Sculpture of Britain series, Public Sculpture of Greater Manchester will be an incomparable resource for both armchair and actual travelers, as well as for English historians and art scholars alike. "These are excellent volumes in an outstanding and continuing series, one of the most original and important such projects under way. They set an international standard for the recording and publication of public sculpture."—Judging panel, 2003 William MB Berger Prize for British Art History, on the Public Sculpture of Britain series
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Download or read book Journal of the Bath and West of England Society for the Encouragement of Agriculture, Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce written by Bath and West and Southern Counties Society and published by . This book was released on 1853 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book Contemporary Authors written by Terrie M. Rooney and published by Gale / Cengage Learning. This book was released on 1998 with total page 480 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Your students and users will find biographical information on approximately 300 modern writers in this volume of Contemporary Authors®. Authors in this volume include: Charles Frazier Joshua Henkin Gabrielle Reeche Arthur Stringer