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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.

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.

A Study Guide for Leslie Marmon Silko's "Yellow Woman"

Author: Gale, Cengage Learning

Publisher: Gale, Cengage Learning

ISBN: 141035279X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 26

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The Yellow Wall Paper

Author: Charlotte Perkins Gilman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Marriage

Page: 55

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Reading Native American Women

Critical/creative Representations

Author: In-S Hern/Ndez-Avila

Publisher: Rowman Altamira

ISBN: 9780759103726

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 275

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This new collection reveals the vitality of the intellectual and creative work of Native American women today. The authors examine the avenues that Native American women have chosen for creative, cultural, and political expressions, and discuss points of convergence between Native American feminisms and other feminisms. This book will be of great value to researchers of Native American studies, women's studies, anthropology, cultural studies, and writing and composition. Visit our website for sample chapters!

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.

Half of a Yellow Sun

Author: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

Publisher: Vintage Canada

ISBN: 9780307373540

Category: Fiction

Page: 560

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With her award-winning debut novel, Purple Hibiscus, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie was heralded by the Washington Post Book World as the “21st century daughter” of Chinua Achebe. Now, in her masterly, haunting new novel, she recreates a seminal moment in modern African history: Biafra’s impassioned struggle to establish an independent republic in Nigeria during the 1960s. With the effortless grace of a natural storyteller, Adichie weaves together the lives of five characters caught up in the extraordinary tumult of the decade. Fifteen-year-old Ugwu is houseboy to Odenigbo, a university professor who sends him to school, and in whose living room Ugwu hears voices full of revolutionary zeal. Odenigbo’s beautiful mistress, Olanna, a sociology teacher, is running away from her parents’ world of wealth and excess; Kainene, her urbane twin, is taking over their father’s business; and Kainene’s English lover, Richard, forms a bridge between their two worlds. As we follow these intertwined lives through a military coup, the Biafran secession and the subsequent war, Adichie brilliantly evokes the promise, and intimately, the devastating disappointments that marked this time and place. Epic, ambitious and triumphantly realized, Half of a Yellow Sun is a more powerful, dramatic and intensely emotional picture of modern Africa than any we have had before. From the Hardcover edition.

The Woman in the Yellow Dress

Author: Robert Forte

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692756201

Category:

Page: 310

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Who can say no to a vulnerable woman who needs assistance? Certainly not Patrick Miles Atwater. But it may be the worst mistake he will ever make. Patrick, a private investigator, is a hero in Los Angeles. An ex-marine and ex-police officer, he's truly a stand-up guy. His duty, as he sees it, is to help the victims of monstrous men-and he takes that obligation seriously. When Rachel Stone Barbieri finds him at his local watering hole, she says she needs his help-but her motives are murky and her intentions unclear. Patrick knows he can't trust her, but at the same time, he finds he can't turn this intriguing woman away. Claiming she suspects her husband of having an affair, she wants to engage Patrick's services to confirm her suspicions-and despite his better judgment, Patrick takes the case. He was wary of her from the get-go, but even Patrick can't foresee the magnitude of trouble this simple case of adultery will lead to. Accused of murder and hunted by the police, will Los Angeles's hero uncover the truth and live another day-or will the woman in the yellow dress be his ultimate downfall?

The Woman in the Yellow Hat

Author: Reina Payne

Publisher: Tate Pub & Enterprises Llc

ISBN: 9781620248096

Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 24

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When Elizabeth sees a beautiful butterfly in her backyard, she follows it down the street. But soon she realizes that she doesn't know where she is! The Woman in the Yellow Hat is a colorful story that will teach children about the importance of being safe while obeying instructions to not wander off alone.

Trading Gazes

Euro-American Women Photographers and Native North Americans, 1880-1940

Author: Susan Bernardin,Melody Graulich,Nicole Tonkovich,Lisa MacFarlane

Publisher: Rutgers University Press

ISBN: 9780813531700

Category: History

Page: 243

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The story of westering Americans in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries has been told most notably through photographs of American Indians. Unlike this vast archive, produced primarily by male photographers, which depicted American Indians as either vanishing or domesticated, the lesser-known images by the women featured in Trading Gazes provide new ways of seeing the intersecting histories of colonial expansion and indigenous resistance. Four unconventional women-Jane Gay, who documented land allotment to the Nez Perces; Kate Cory, an artist who lived for years in a Hopi community; Grace Nicholson, who purchased cultural items from the Karuk and other northern California tribes; and Mary Schaffer, who traveled among the Stoney and Métis of Alberta, Canada-used cameras to document their cross-cultural encounters. Trading Gazes reconstructs the rich biographical and historical contexts explaining these women's presence in different Native communities of the North American West. Their photographs not only record the unprecedented opportunities available for Euro-American women eager to shed gender restrictions, but also reveal how women's newfound mobility depended on the increasing restrictions placed on Native Americans in this era. By tracing the complex, often unexpected relationships forged between these women, their cameras, and the Native subjects of their photographs, Trading Gazes offers a new focus for recovering women's histories in the West while bringing attention to the complicated legacies of these images for Native and non-Native viewers.

Kabloona in the Yellow Kayak

One Woman's Journey Through the Northwest Passage

Author: Victoria Jason

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780888012180

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 304

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During the summers of 1991 through 1994 Victoria Jason and two companions--Fred Reffler and Don Starkell--set out to kayak from Churchill, Manitoba to Tuktoyaktuk on the Beaufort Sea. When she set out in 1991, Victoria, already a grandmother of two, had been kayaking for only a year and was still recovering from the second of two strokes.

Mud Woman

Poems from the Clay

Author: Nora Naranjo-Morse

Publisher: University of Arizona Press

ISBN: 9780816512812

Category: Poetry

Page: 127

View: 765

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

You Are a Badass®

How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life

Author: Jen Sincero

Publisher: Running Press Adult

ISBN: 0762448318

Category: Self-Help

Page: 256

View: 6125

YOU ARE A BADASS IS THE SELF-HELP BOOK FOR PEOPLE WHO DESPERATELY WANT TO IMPROVE THEIR LIVES BUT DON'T WANT TO GET BUSTED DOING IT. In this refreshingly entertaining how-to guide, bestselling author and world-traveling success coach, Jen Sincero, serves up 27 bitesized chapters full of hilariously inspiring stories, sage advice, easy exercises, and the occasional swear word, helping you to: Identify and change the self-sabotaging beliefs and behaviors that stop you from getting what you want, Create a life you totally love. And create it NOW, Make some damn money already. The kind you've never made before. By the end of You Are a Badass®, you'll understand why you are how you are, how to love what you can't change, how to change what you don't love, and how to use The Force to kick some serious ass.

Crome Yellow

Author: Aldous Huxley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Country homes

Page: 307

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On vacation from school, Denis goes to stay at Crome, an English country house inhabitated by several of Huxley's most outlandish characters--from Mr. Barbecue-Smith, who writes 1,500 publishable words an hour by "getting in touch" with his "subconscious," to Henry Wimbush, who is obsessed with writing the definitive history of chrome. Denis's stay proves to be a disaster amid his weak attempts to attract the girl of his dreams and the ridicule he endures regarding his plan to write a novel about love and art. Lambasting the post-Victorian standards of morality, Chrome yello is a witty masterpiece that, in F. Scott Fitzgerald's words, "is too ironic to be called satire and too scornful to be called irony."

The Turquoise Ledge

A Memoir

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781101464588

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 336

View: 8836

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.

Retrospect: A Future Recalled Experience

Author: Michael A. Lente

Publisher: PublishAmerica

ISBN: 1630043834

Category: Fiction

Page: 366

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Retrospect: A Future Recalled Experience is an unusual blending of Southwestern Pueblo Indian ritual and mythological stories as told in a fictional style. The novel contains actual tales told by the writer's grandfather in addition to transcripts of ceremonial visions experienced by the author. During the characters’ pilgrimage to seek a type of "Holy Grail", speculations abound when discussing "ancient alien" theories as a possible bond throughout history. In the aftermath of a nuclear conflagration, our protagonists discover the true nature of creation and reality. The story's final outcome will surprise the reader as much as it surprised the characters.

Gardens in the Dunes

A Novel

Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439127891

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 9674

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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