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A Radiant Curve

Poems and Stories

Author: Luci Tapahonso

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816527090

Category: Poetry

Page: 93

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A collection of stories and poems by Navajo author and poet, Luci Tapahonso, that reflects her own memories along with the voices of her Navajo ancestors. Includes an audio CD of the author reading aloud from her book.


A Poem . . . A Performance

Author: Linda Hogan

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 0916727858

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

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Filled with powerful imagery, this poem relates the tragic story of Indios, a native woman falsely accused of the death of her children. As it echoes the plight of other women like Indios—including Malinche, Pocahontas, La Llorona, and Medea—this narrative conveys the truth of a history twisted to suit the needs of a conquering power. Weaving Native American history with contemporary situations, this evocative poem focuses on the concept and consequences of the oppression of women.

Mud Woman

Poems from the Clay

Author: Nora Naranjo-Morse

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816512812

Category: Poetry

Page: 127

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A noted sculptor turns her talents to poetry in a collection that explores the satisfactions and complications of being a Pueblo Indian woman in the late twentieth century

Sáanii Dahataal/The Women Are Singing

Poems and Stories

Author: Luci Tapahonso

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816535086

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 95

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In this cycle of poetry and stories, Navajo writer Luci Tapahonso shares memories of her home in Shiprock, New Mexico, and of the places and people there. Through these celebrations of birth, partings, and reunions, this gifted writer displays both her love of the Navajo world and her resonant use of language. Blending memoir and fiction in the storytelling style common to many Indian traditions, Tapahonso's writing shows that life and death are intertwined, and that the Navajo people live with the knowledge that identity is formed by knowing about the people to whom one belongs. The use of both English and Navajo in her work creates an interplay that may also give readers a new way of understanding their connectedness to their own inner lives and to other people. Luci Tapahonso shows how the details of everyday life—whether the tragedy of losing a loved one or the joy of raising children, or simply drinking coffee with her uncle—bear evidence of cultural endurance and continuity. Through her work, readers may come to better appreciate the different perceptions that come from women's lives.

Blue Horses Rush In

Poems and Stories

Author: Luci Tapahonso

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 0816536058

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 128

View: 4050

Wrapped in blankets and looking at the stars, a young Navajo girl listened long ago to stories that would guide her for the rest of her life. "Such summer evenings were filled with quiet voices, dogs barking far away, the fire crackling, and often we could hear the faint drums and songs of a ceremony somewhere in the distance," writes Luci Tapahonso in this compelling collection. Blue Horses Rush In takes its title from a poem about the birth of her granddaughter Chamisa, whose heart "pounded quickly and we recognized / the sound of horses running: / the thundering of hooves on the desert floor." Through such personal insights, this collection follows the cycle of a woman's life and underlines what it means to be Navajo in the late twentieth century. The book marks a major accomplishment in American literature for its successful blending of Navajo cultural values and forms with the English language, while at the same time retaining the Navajo character. Here, Luci Tapahonso walks slowly through an ancient Hohokam village, recalling stories passed down from generation to generation. Later in the book, she may tell a funny story about a friend, then, within a few pages, describe family rituals like roasting green chiles or baking bread in an outside oven. Throughout, Tapahonso shares with readers her belief in the power of pollen and prayer feathers and sacred songs. Many of these stories were originally told in Navajo, taking no longer than ten minutes in the telling. "Yet, in recreating them, it is necessary to describe the land, the sky, the light, and other details of time and place," writes Tapahonso. "In this way, I attempt to create and convey the setting for the oral text. In writing, I revisit the place or places concerned and try to bring the reader to them, thereby enabling myself and other Navajos to sojourn mentally and emotionally in our home, Dinétah."

Ecocriticism of the Global South

Author: Scott Slovic,Swarnalatha Rangarajan,Vidya Sarveswaran

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 0739189115

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 324

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Using the rubric of the “Global South,” this volume allows scholars from underrepresented regions to offer commentary on the ecological conditions and environmental cultures in the developing world.

Night Sky, Morning Star

Author: Evelina Zuni Lucero

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816520558

Category: Fiction

Page: 228

View: 5417

Cecelia Bluespruce, a successful Native American artist, must come to terms with her past when her grown son wants to learn more about his father, an activist who has been in prison for twenty years.

A Method of Determining the Radiant Luminous Efficiency of a Light Source by Means of a Cell Whose Transmission Curve is Identical with the Luminosity Curve of the Average Eye ...

Author: Enoch Karrer

Publisher: N.A


Category: Photometry

Page: 48

View: 8898

The Analectic Magazine

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Analectic Magazine

Comprising Original Reviews, Biography, Analytical Abstracts of New Publications, Translations from French Journals, and Selections from the Most Esteemed British Review

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Barbecued Husbands

And Other Stories from the Amazon

Author: Betty Mindlin

Publisher: Verso

ISBN: 9781859846810

Category: Social Science

Page: 310

View: 9983

Collects legends and folk tales culled from the endangered indigenous tribes of the Brazilian rainforests, linking them to their larger histories and traditions while offering the author's perspectives from an anthropological viewpoint. 12,000 first printing.

Mini Wonderful Curves

16 Seasonal Quilt Projects Using the Qcr Mini

Author: Jenny Pedigo,Helen Robinson,Sherilyn Mortensen

Publisher: Landauer (IL)

ISBN: 9781935726999

Category: Crafts & Hobbies

Page: 96

View: 7487

Use the mini Quick Curve Ruler(c) to make 16 beautiful wall hangings, runners, and quilts that celebrate the seasons and special holidays... all in the unique Sew Kind of Wonderful style.

Manifest Manners

Narratives on Postindian Survivance

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor

Publisher: U of Nebraska Press

ISBN: 9780803296213

Category: Social Science

Page: 191

View: 5876

Gerald Vizenor counters the cultural notions of dominance, false representations, and simulations of absence, and, by documents, experience, and theories, secures a narrative presence of Native Americans.

The Radiant Efficiency of Arc Lamps ...

Author: Henry Phelps Gage

Publisher: N.A


Category: Electric lamps, Arc

Page: 1

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Capturing Radiant Color in Oils

Author: Susan Sarback

Publisher: Northlight

ISBN: 9781581800616

Category: Art

Page: 144

View: 7087

In these pages, popular artist/instructor Susan Sarback puts aside abstract formulas and presents a different, immediate way to see and paint in color. Through this technique of full-color seeing, artists will expand their ability to see light and color in their environment, and to express this heightened visual awareness in their work.

Shadowscapes Tarot

Author: Stephanie Pui-Mun Law,Barbara Moore

Publisher: Llewellyn Worldwide

ISBN: 0738715794

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 264

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Surrender to the fantastical world of your deepest dreams . . . where butterflies float upon shifting mists set aglow by the rising sun. A place where twisting branches arc across shimmering skies, willowy fairies dance on air, and tree spirits sing from a hallowed oak. Delve into the shadows of your dreams--and awaken to truth. Weaving together Asian, Celtic, and fantasy styles of artwork, this breathtaking new Rider-Waite-Smith-based tarot deck by renowned artist Stephanie Pui-Mun Law is infused with universal symbols found in fairy tales, myths, and folklore from cultures around the world. A companion guidebook presents the artist's evocative interpretations of each card's significance. It also features an introduction by award-winning tarot expert Barbara Moore that includes tarot basics, instructions for giving insightful readings, and practical spreads.

The Radiant Properties of the Earth from the Standpoint of Atmospheric Thermodynamics

Author: Frank Washington Very

Publisher: N.A


Category: Atmospheric thermodynamics

Page: 84

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Mariel Hemingway's Healthy Living from the Inside Out

Every Woman’s Guide to Real Beauty, Renewed Energy, and a Radiant Life

Author: Mariel Hemingway

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0061747297

Category: Self-Help

Page: 288

View: 654

No more bossy diets or impossible exercise routines. Instead, actress Mariel Hemingway divides healthy living into four foundational areas and reveals that looking and feeling great are just a few simple choices away. Examining our attitudes toward food, exercise, home, and silence, this easy-to-use guide teaches you to break old patterns, listen to your body, and make the best decisions for your life.

Songs of Shiprock Fair

Author: Luci Tapahonso

Publisher: Kiva Publishing

ISBN: 1885772114

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 32

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Nezbah, a young Navajo girl, attends the annual Shiprock Fair with her family, where she rides the ferris wheel, watches the parade, joins in the dancing, visits the fairgrounds, and attends the ceremonies.

Love Me Back

A Novel

Author: Merritt Tierce

Publisher: Anchor

ISBN: 0385538081

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

View: 6259

From "5 Under 35" honoree and Rona Jaffe Award-winner comes an urgent, intensely visceral debut novel about a young waitress whose downward spiral is narrated in electric prose Marie, a young single mother, lands a job at an upscale Dallas steakhouse. She is preternaturally attuned to the appetites of her patrons, but quickly learns to hide her private struggle behind an easy smile and a crisp white apron. In a world of long hours and late nights, where everything runs on a currency of favors, cash and cachet, Marie gives in to brutally self-destructive impulses. She loses herself in a tangle of bodies and the kind of coke that 'napalms your emotional synapses.' But obliteration—not pleasure—is her goal. Pulsing with fierce, almost feral energy, Love Me Back is an unapologetic portrait of a woman cutting a precarious path through early adulthood. In the words of Ben Fountain, author of Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk, "Tierce roams like an avenging angel across the landscape of twenty-first century American decadence, and the truths she writes achieve a state of near-sacred subversion."

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