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The Turquoise Ledge

A Memoir

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101464588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

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A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers. Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Silko weaves tales from her family's past into her observations, using the turquoise stones she finds on the walks to unite the strands of her stories, while the beauty and symbolism of the landscape around her, and of the snakes, birds, dogs, and other animals that share her life and form part of her family, figure prominently in her memories. Strongly influenced by Native American storytelling traditions, The Turquoise Ledge becomes a moving and deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world-of what these creatures and landscapes can communicate to us, and how they are all linked. The book is Silko's first extended work of nonfiction, and its ambitious scope, clear prose, and inventive structure are captivating. The Turquoise Ledge will delight loyal fans and new readers alike, and it marks the return of the unique voice and vision of a gifted storyteller.

The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature

Author: James H. Cox,Daniel Heath Justice

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0199914044

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 704

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Over the course of the last twenty years, Native American and Indigenous American literary studies has experienced a dramatic shift from a critical focus on identity and authenticity to the intellectual, cultural, political, historical, and tribal nation contexts from which these Indigenous literatures emerge. The Oxford Handbook of Indigenous American Literature reflects on these changes and provides a complete overview of the current state of the field. The Handbook's forty-three essays, organized into four sections, cover oral traditions, poetry, drama, non-fiction, fiction, and other forms of Indigenous American writing from the seventeenth through the twenty-first century. Part I attends to literary histories across a range of communities, providing, for example, analyses of Inuit, Chicana/o, Anishinaabe, and M?tis literary practices. Part II draws on earlier disciplinary and historical contexts to focus on specific genres, as authors discuss Indigenous non-fiction, emergent trans-Indigenous autobiography, Mexicanoh and Spanish poetry, Native drama in the U.S. and Canada, and even a new Indigenous children's literature canon. The third section delves into contemporary modes of critical inquiry to expound on politics of place, comparative Indigenism, trans-Indigenism, Native rhetoric, and the power of Indigenous writing to communities of readers. A final section thoroughly explores the geographical breadth and expanded definition of Indigenous American through detailed accounts of literature from Indian Territory, the Red Atlantic, the far North, Yucat?n, Amerika Samoa, and Francophone Quebec. Together, the volume is the most comprehensive and expansive critical handbook of Indigenous American literatures published to date. It is the first to fully take into account the last twenty years of recovery and scholarship, and the first to most significantly address the diverse range of texts, secondary archives, writing traditions, literary histories, geographic and political contexts, and critical discourses in the field.

American Indians and Popular Culture: Media, sports, and politics

Author: Elizabeth DeLaney Hoffman

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 0313379904

Category: SOCIAL SCIENCE

Page: 390

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"Americans are still fascinated by the romantic notion of the "noble savage," yet know little about the real Native peoples of North America. This two-volume work seeks to remedy that by examining stereotypes and celebrating the true cultures of American Indians today"--

Step into Nature

Nurturing Imagination and Spirit in Everyday Life

Author: Patrice Vecchione

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476772932

Category: Nature

Page: 272

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Step outside your door and reconnect with nature. From the author of Writing and the Spiritual Life comes a guide that will replenish your connection to the earth and inspire you to develop and strengthen your imagination. The natural world has inspired artists, seekers, and thinkers for millennia, but in recent times, as the pace of life has sped up, its demands have moved us indoors. Yet nature’s capacity to lead us to important truths, to invigorate and restore our imagination and equilibrium, is infinite. Step into Nature makes nature personal again by stimulating awareness and increasing our understanding of the environment. But being in nature doesn’t mean flying off to remote, faraway places. Nature is as close as opening your front door—and opening your heart to the sky above, the miniature gardens that push their way up between the sidewalk cracks in our cities, and the small stream just down the road. Patrice Vecchione demonstrates how nature can support and enhance your creative output, invigorate your curiosity, and restore your sense of connection to and love of the earth. Included throughout the book is “The Cabinet of Curiosities,” exercises and suggestions for practical and unexpected ways to stimulate your imagination, deepen your relationship with nature, and experience the harmony between creativity and the natural world.

Retold Stories, Untold Histories

Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko on the Politics of Imagining the Past

Author: Joanna Ziarkowska

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 1443864528

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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Retold Stories, Untold Histories concentrates on how challenging questions concerning the nature of historical representation, the formation of national/ethnic identities, and creative agendas are addressed in the diverse and inspiring writings of Maxine Hong Kingston and Leslie Marmon Silko. The rationale behind juxtaposing two writers coming from diverse cultural contexts originates in the fact that both Kingston and Silko share the experience of historical and cultural marginalization and, more importantly, devise similar methods of rendering it in creative writing. Writing from the perspective of two distinct marginalized groups, Kingston and Silko share the view that the official version of national history may be seen as a narrative of misrepresentation and the exclusion of people who either greatly contributed to the building of the country or occupied the territory of the present United States long before its creation. In their texts, both writers engage in a polemic against a history that, using its legitimizing power as a scientific discipline, produces and perpetuates stereotypical images of Chinese and Native Americans, and, more importantly, eliminates the two groups from the process of constructing the national narratives of origins that monitor and control the borders of what constitutes American identity. Despite apparent differences in cultural and historical contexts, Kingston and Silko share an enthusiasm for employing unconventional tools and sources for offering creative reconstructions of a past which had been silenced or repressed.

Oceanstory

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Odyssey Editions

ISBN: 1623730155

Category: Fiction

Page: 69

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A new novella from the acclaimed author of Ceremony, and Almanac of the Dead. Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of the novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. She has also written many short stories, poems and essays, and her most recent book is a memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and an NEA fellowship, Silko lives in Tucson, Arizona, on the boundary of Saguaro National Park West.

New Mexico Magazine

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: New Mexico

Page: N.A

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Aus der nahen Ferne

Author: Rebecca Solnit

Publisher: Hoffmann und Campe

ISBN: 3455851169

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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"Manchmal ist der Schlüssel lange vor dem Schloss da. Manchmal fällt einem eine Geschichte in den Schoß. Einmal fielen fünfzig Kilo Aprikosen in meinen ..." Als ihre Mutter sich nicht länger um den Aprikosenbaum in ihrem Garten kümmern kann, fällt Rebecca Solnit die Ernte zu - und ein Jahr des Abschieds und des Neuanfangs beginnt: Ihre Mutter bekommt Alzheimer, sie selbst Brustkrebs, ihre Beziehung endet. Und während sie zurückblickt auf dieses Jahr der Aprikosen und der Notfälle, fasst Solnit die Erzählfäden ihres Lebens zusammen - denn es ist das Erzählen, das den Menschen ausmacht, ihn vor dem Vergessen schützt.

Meine Welt

Author: Helen Keller

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783925817168

Category:

Page: 89

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Nordische Mythen und Sagen

Author: Neil Gaiman

Publisher: BASTEI LÜBBE

ISBN: 3732539962

Category: Fiction

Page: 340

View: 5200

Warum bebt die Erde? Wie entstanden Ebbe und Flut? Wie kam die Poesie in unsere Welt? Neil Gaiman erzählt die nordischen Sagen und Mythen neu, mit Witz und Sinnlichkeit, voller Zuneigung und Neugierde. Wir machen Bekanntschaft mit dem mächtigen Odin, reisen mit Thor und seinem Hammer durch die neun nordischen Welten, sind bezaubert von den Göttern und entsetzt von mancher Skrupellosigkeit. Machen Sie sich die Sagen zu eigen, erzählen Sie sie weiter, an den langen kalten Winterabenden, in den lauen Sommernächten. Nach der Lektüre werden Sie selbst die Wolken mit anderen Augen betrachten.

Sunset

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: California

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Congressional Edition

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Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

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Mineral Resources of the United States

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mineral industries

Page: N.A

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Congressional Serial Set

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: United States

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Reports, Documents, and Journals of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.

Minerals Yearbook

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mineral industries

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Stranger than Fiction

Wahre Geschichten

Author: Chuck Palahniuk

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 3641040191

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

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Chuck Palahniuks Welt war schon immer anders als die anderer Menschen. Die Geschichten in „Stranger than Fiction“ zeigen das mal auf komische und sehr unterhaltsame, mal aber auch auf verstörende Weise. Denn hier tummeln sich Helden jenseits des Mainstream wie Marilyn Manson und Juliette Lewis; es geht um Palahniuks Erfahrungen als Montagearbeiter am Fließband tagsüber und als Fahrer für ein Hospiz die Nacht hindurch; Und auch die Geschichte der Kontaktanzeige, die zum Mord an seinem Vater führte, spart er nicht aus.

The Georgia Review

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

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Der Hundertjährige, der aus dem Fenster stieg und verschwand

Roman

Author: Jonas Jonasson

Publisher: carl´s books

ISBN: 3641056683

Category: Fiction

Page: 432

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Allan Karlsson hat Geburtstag. Er wird 100 Jahre alt. Eigentlich ein Grund zu feiern. Doch während sich der Bürgermeister und die lokale Presse auf das große Spektakel vorbereiten, hat der Hundertjährige ganz andere Pläne: er verschwindet einfach – und schon bald steht ganz Schweden wegen seiner Flucht auf dem Kopf. Doch mit solchen Dingen hat Allan seine Erfahrung, er hat schließlich in jungen Jahren die ganze Welt durcheinander gebracht. Jonas Jonasson erzählt in seinem Bestseller von einer urkomischen Flucht und zugleich die irrwitzige Lebensgeschichte eines eigensinnigen Mannes, der sich zwar nicht für Politik interessiert, aber trotzdem irgendwie immer in die großen historischen Ereignisse des 20. Jahrhunderts verwickelt war.

The Publishers Weekly

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: American literature

Page: N.A

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All die verdammt perfekten Tage

Roman

Author: Jennifer Niven

Publisher: Limes Verlag

ISBN: 3641158486

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 3414

Ein Mädchen lernt zu leben - von einem Jungen, der sterben will Ist heute ein guter Tag zum Sterben?, fragt sich Finch, sechs Stockwerke über dem Abgrund auf einem Glockenturm, als er plötzlich bemerkt, dass er nicht allein ist. Neben ihm steht Violet, die offenbar über dasselbe nachdenkt wie er. Von da an beginnt für die beiden eine Reise, auf der sie wunderschöne wie traurige Dinge erleben und großartige sowie kleine Augenblicke – das Leben eben. So passiert es auch, dass Finch bei Violet er selbst sein kann – ein verwegener, witziger und lebenslustiger Typ, nicht der Freak, für den alle ihn halten. Und es ist Finch, der Violet dazu bringt, jeden einzelnen Moment zu genießen. Aber während Violet anfängt, das Leben wieder für sich zu entdecken, beginnt Finchs Welt allmählich zu schwinden...

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