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Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439128324

Category: History

Page: 208

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Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.

Yellow Woman

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko,Melody Graulich

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813520056

Category: Fiction

Page: 235

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In the past twenty-five years many Native American writers have retold the traditional stories of powerful mythological women: Corn Woman, Changing Woman, Serpent Woman, and Thought Woman, who with her sisters created all life by thinking it into being. Within and in response to these evolving traditions, Leslie Marmon Silko takes from her own tradition, the Keres of Laguna, the Yellow Woman. Yellow Woman stories, always female-centered and always from the Yellow Woman's point of view, portray a figure who is adventurous, strong, and often alienated from her own people. She is the spirit of woman. Ambiguous and unsettling, Silko's "Yellow Woman" explores one woman's desires and changes--her need to open herself to a richer sensuality. Walking away from her everyday identity as daughter, wife and mother, she takes possession of transgressive feelings and desires by recognizing them in the stories she has heard, by blurring the boundaries between herself and the Yellow Woman of myth. Silko's decision to tell the story from the narrator's point of view is traditional, but her use of first person narration and the story's much raised ambiguity brilliantly reinforce her themes. Like traditional yellow women, the narrator is unnamed. By choosing not to reveal her name, she claims the role of Yellow Woman, and Yellow Woman's story is the one Silko clearly claims as her own. The essays in this collection compare Silko's many retellings of Yellow Woman stories from a variety of angles, looking at crucial themes like storytelling, cultural inheritances, memory, continuity, identity, interconnectedness, ritual, and tradition. This casebook includes an introduction by the editor, a chronology, an authoritative text of the story itself, critical essays, and a bibliography for further reading in both primary and secondary sources. Contributors include Kim Barnes, A. LaVonne Ruoff, Paula Gunn Allen, Patricia Clark Smith, Bernard A. Hirsch, Arnold Krupat, Linda Danielson, and Patricia Jones.

Ceremony

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780143104919

Category: Fiction

Page: 243

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On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II. Reader's Guide available. Reissue. 30,000 first printing.

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

Essays on Native American Life Today

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780745611617

Category: Indian philosophy

Page: 205

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Indios

A Poem . . . A Performance

Author: Linda Hogan

Publisher: Wings Press

ISBN: 0916727858

Category: Poetry

Page: 80

View: 8184

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.

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.

Wounds of the Spirit

Black Women, Violence, and Resistance Ethics

Author: Traci C. West

Publisher: NYU Press

ISBN: 0814795102

Category: Social Science

Page: 249

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In Wounds of the Spirit, Traci West employs first person accounts-from slave narratives to contemporary interviews to Tina Turner's autobiography-to document a historical legacy of violence against black women in the United States. West, a black feminist Christian ethicist, situates spiritual matters within a discussion of the psycho-social impact of intimate assault against African American women. Distinctive for its treatment of the role of the church in response to violence against African American women, the book identifies specific social mechanisms which contribute to the reproduction of intimate violence. West insists that cultural beliefs as well as institutional practices must be altered if we are to combat the reproduction of violence, and suggests methods of resistance which can be utilized by victim-survivors, those in the helping professions, and the church. Interrogating the dynamics of black women's experiences of emotional and spiritual trauma through the diverse disciplines of psychology, sociology, and theology, this important work will be of interest and practical use to those in women's studies, African American studies, Christian ethics, feminist and womanist theology, women's health, family counseling, and pastoral care.

Book Girl

A Journey through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life

Author: Sarah Clarkson

Publisher: NavPress

ISBN: 1496425820

Category: Religion

Page: 288

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When you hear a riveting story, does it thrill your heart and stir your soul? Do you hunger for truth and goodness? Do you secretly relate to Belle’s delight in the library in Beauty and the Beast? If so, you may be on your way to being a book girl. Books were always Sarah Clarkson’s delight. Raised in the company of the lively Anne of Green Gables, the brave Pevensie children of Narnia, and the wise Austen heroines, she discovered reading early on as a daily gift, a way of encountering the world in all its wonder. But what she came to realize as an adult was just how powerfully books had shaped her as a woman to live a story within that world, to be a lifelong learner, to grasp hope in struggle, and to create and act with courage. She’s convinced that books can do the same for you. Join Sarah in exploring the reading life as a gift and an adventure, one meant to enrich, broaden, and delight you in each season of your life as a woman. In Book Girl, you’ll discover:how reading can strengthen your spiritual life and deepen your faith,why a journey through classic literature might be just what you need (and where to begin),how stories form your sense of identity,how Sarah’s parents raised her to be a reader—and what you can do to cultivate a love of reading in the growing readers around you, and20+ annotated book lists, including some old favorites and many new discoveries.Whether you’ve long considered yourself a reader or have dreams of becoming one, Book Girl will draw you into the life-giving journey of becoming a woman who reads and lives well.

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.

Gritos

Essays

Author: Dagoberto Gilb

Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic

ISBN: 1555846343

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 272

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A wide-ranging collection of essays that cuts to the heart of the Mexican-American experience by an important voice in contemporary writing. When he first started writing, Dagoberto Gilb was struggling to survive as a journeyman carpenter. Years later, he has won widespread acclaim as a crucial and compelling voice in contemporary American letters. Readers will find 36 essays divided into four sections titled “Culture Crossing,” “Cortes and Malinche,” “The Writing Life,” and “Working Life and La Family.” Tackling everything from cockfighting to Cormac McCarthy, Gritos collects Gilb’s essays and his popular commentaries for NPR’s Fresh Air, offering a startling portrait of an artist—and a Mexican-American—working to find his place in both the cloistered literary world and the world at large, to say nothing of his strange and beloved borderland of Texas. While “Dagoberto Gilb might be speaking for himself . . . he speaks so well that what he says becomes universal.” (Houston Chronicle). “An arresting essayist seductive storytelling skills infuse his astute observations, reminiscences, and critiques with compelling energy and momentum.” —Kirkus Reviews

Canícula

Snapshots of a Girlhood en la Frontera. Updated Edition.

Author: Norma Elia Cantú

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 0826356206

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

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Winner of the Premio Aztlán Literary Prize Canícula—the dog days—a particularly intense part of the summer when most cotton is harvested in South Texas. In Norma Cantú’s fictionalized memoir of Laredo in the 1940s, 1950s, and early 1960s, it also represents a time between childhood and a still-unknown adulthood. Snapshots and the author’s re-created memories allow readers to experience the pivotal events of this world—births, deaths, injuries, fiestas, and rites of passage. In celebration of the twentieth anniversary of the original publication, this updated edition includes newly written pieces as well as never-before-published images—culled from hundreds of the author’s family photos—adding further depth and insight into this unique contribution to Chicana literature.

The Spirit-Led Heart

Living a Life of Love and Faith without Borders

Author: Suzanne Eller

Publisher: Baker Books

ISBN: 1493414666

Category: Religion

Page: 208

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New from Bestselling Proverbs 31 Author Suzanne Eller! Without realizing it, we've gotten lost in our own little lives. We've settled for "good enough" and days that run together in an unmemorable blur. We long for something to shake us up, but we're exhausted by the thought of it too. In her warm, vulnerable style, bestselling Proverbs 31 author Suzanne Eller shows how living and loving without limits has nothing to do with your own efforts--and it has everything to do with God's Holy Spirit. Unpacking the promises and teachings Jesus shared with the disciples about the Holy Spirit, Suzanne shows how you can stop settling and start truly living. When you learn to unwrap the gift of his presence, you'll find the world-changing, foundation-shaking, soul-stirring life of passion and purpose God is waiting to give you.

The Man Made of Words

Essays, Stories, Passages

Author: N. Scott Momaday

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780312187422

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 224

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Collects the author's writings on sacred geography, Billy the Kid, actor Jay Silverheels, ecological ethics, Navajo place names, and old ways of knowing

Zora neale Hurston

Critical Perspectives Past And Present

Author: Henry L. Gates

Publisher: Harper Paperbacks

ISBN: 9781567430288

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 238

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Zora Neale Hurston(1891 -- 1960) Of the various signs that the study of literature in America has been transformed, none is more salient than is the resurrection and canonization of Zora Neale Hurston. Twenty years ago, Hurston's work was largely out-of-print, her literary legacy alive only to a tiny, devoted band of readers who were often forced to photocopy her works if they were to be taught ... Today her works are central to the canon of African-American, American, and Women's literatures ... The author of four novels, Jonah's Gourd Vine (1934), Their Eyes Were Watching God (1937),Moses, Man of the Mountain (1939), and Seraph on the Suwanee (1948); two books of folklore -- Mules and Men (1935) and Tell My Horse (1938); an autobiography, Dust Tracks On a Road (1942); and over 50 short stories, essays, and plays, Hurston was one of the most widely acclaimed Black authors for the two decades between 1925 and 1945. -- from the Preface by Henry Louis Gates, Jr.

Tree of Dreams

A Spirit Woman's Vision of Transition and Change

Author: Lynn V. Andrews

Publisher: Tarcher

ISBN: 9781585425785

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 235

View: 5978

The author of "Medicine Woman" and "Jaguar Woman" returns to her magic brand of storytelling with this long-awaited addition to the Sisterhood of the Shields series.

A Woman's Book of Life

The Biology, Psychology, and Spirituality of the Feminine Life Cycle

Author: Joan Borysenko

Publisher: Riverhead Trade (Paperbacks)

ISBN: 9781573226516

Category: Psychology

Page: 304

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A biologist and psychologist from Harvard Medical School examines the link between mind, body, and spirit in women, and shows how females can increase their levels of health and well-being, and explore the power present in each stage of life. Reprint.

Women of Wisdom

Empowering the Dreams and Spirit of Women

Author: Kris Steinnes,Jean Houston

Publisher: Wise Women Pub Llc

ISBN: 9780980062205

Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 346

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In an inspiring book of spiritual, academic and artistic contributions, women celebrate the power of the feminine spirit. Contributors include bestselling authors Jean Houston, Jean Shinoda Bolen, Marion Woodman, Isabel Allende, Angeles Arrien, and Nicki Scully.

The Beauty

Author: Aliya Whiteley

Publisher: Titan Books (US, CA)

ISBN: 1785655752

Category: Fiction

Page: 288

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Nominated for the Shirley Jackson and Saboteur awards, this game-changing story was chosen by Adam Nevill as one of his favourite horror short stories: “What a refreshing gust of tiny spores this novella explodes into, and I inhaled them all with glee”. Somewhere away from the cities and towns, in the Valley of the Rocks, a society of men and boys gather around the fire each night to listen to their history recounted by Nate, the storyteller. Requested most often by the group is the tale of the death of all women. They are the last generation. One evening, Nate brings back new secrets from the woods; peculiar mushrooms are growing from the ground where the women’s bodies lie buried. These are the first signs of a strange and insidious presence unlike anything ever known before… Discover the Beauty.

Jesus Loves Women

A Memoir of Body and Spirit

Author: Tricia Gates Brown

Publisher: DreamSeeker Books

ISBN: 9781931038911

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 267

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Jesus Loves Women is the memoir of a girl raised in a fundamentalist Christian milieu she casts off at a young age and of her quest to find wholeness and home, spiritually and sexually.Richard Rohr, O.F.M., Center for Action and Contemplation, Albuquerque, New Mexico; and author, Falling Upward, puts it this way: "Finally, the body is getting its due as the normal and gifted vehicle for Spirit! It has taken us a long time to realize the Christian obvious, and Tricia Gates Brown is making it both more obvious and thoroughly Christian." In his foreword, James Loney, Author of Captivity: 118 Days in Iraq and the Struggle for a World Without War, comments that "Jesus Loves Women is a story of grace, of how through the healing beauty of the Pacific coast and the friendship of a Trappist monk, Tricia awakens to a mystical understanding of God's unconditional love. It is the story of how one woman finds freedom from the shame, social conventions, and religious pieties that constrict the lives of all women." Susan Mark Landis, former Minister of Peace and Justice, Mennonite Church USA, says that "Like a late night talk with my best friend, Tricia's book gave me intimate insights into her life, my life, and God's love for us. Her fresh, rich words draw me to examine my life and God's movement through it. By openly sharing the secrets we typically hide, she invites us to give ourselves the grace God does and to journey toward unreserved living and loving." Brian Doyle, Author of the novel Mink River, views Brown as "An honest, piercing, blunt, lyrical, remarkable writer about the endless chambers of joy and pain in the heart."

Gardens in the Dunes

A Novel

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127891

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 2219

A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman’s quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a “proper” young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.

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