Yellow Woman

Yellow Woman PDF
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813520056
Size: 77.19 MB
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Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 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

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit PDF
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439128324
Size: 23.53 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 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.

Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko PDF
Author: Louise K. Barnett
Publisher: UNM Press
ISBN: 9780826326751
Size: 63.77 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 319
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Contains thirteen critical essays in which the authors provide various perspectives on the writings of Native American fiction author Leslie Marmon Silko.

Madcaps Screwballs And Con Women

Madcaps  Screwballs  and Con Women PDF
Author: Lori Landay
Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press
ISBN: 9780812216516
Size: 35.39 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 258
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"Lori Landay tells a powerful story about woman's place and women's power during the sexual desegregation of American society."—ScreenSite

Companion To Literature

Companion to Literature PDF
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 143812743X
Size: 59.51 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Short stories, American
Languages : en
Pages : 842
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This encyclopedia features an informative introduction that surveys the history of the short story in the United States, interprets the current literary landscape, and points to new and future trends. --from publisher description.

Yellow Woman And A Beauty Of The Spirit

Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit PDF
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0684827077
Size: 66.23 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 205
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Defiant essays on the culture of Native Americans and their position in society consider such topics as the earth, the weather, and the injustice of the Anglo-American legal system.

Folklore Literature And Cultural Theory

Folklore  Literature  and Cultural Theory PDF
Author: Cathy L. Preston
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317942957
Size: 15.43 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 282
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First published in 1996. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Feminisms

Feminisms PDF
Author: Robyn R. Warhol
Publisher: Rutgers University Press
ISBN: 9780813523897
Size: 57.16 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
Category : Literary Criticism
Languages : en
Pages : 1207
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In the landmark 1991 edition of Feminisms, Robyn Warhol and Diane Price Herndl assembled the most comprehensive collection of American and British feminist literary criticism ever published. In this revised edition, the editors have updated the volume, in keeping with the expanding parameters of feminist literary discourse. With the inclusion of more than two dozen new essays, along with a major reorganization of the sections in which they appear, Warhol and Price Herndl have again established the measure for representing the latest developments in the field of feminist literary theory. Believing that the feminist movement can only move forward "where difference commands attention, not dismissal or negativism," they have continued the original collection's mission of providing a multiplicity of perspectives and approaches. This revised edition contains three new sections ("Conflict," "Gaze," and "Practice") and includes more selections by and about women of color and lesbians.

The Oxford Book Of American Short Stories

The Oxford Book of American Short Stories PDF
Author: Joyce Carol Oates
Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
ISBN: 9780195092622
Size: 38.42 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
Category : Fiction
Languages : en
Pages : 768
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Presents a collection of fifty-six familiar and unfamiliar stories by such writers as Washington Irving, Ernest Hemingway, Edgar Allan Poe, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Henry James, and Kate Chopin.

Encyclopedia Of American Indian Literature

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature PDF
Author: Jennifer McClinton-Temple
Publisher: Infobase Publishing
ISBN: 1438120877
Size: 49.88 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : American literature
Languages : en
Pages : 479
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American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. This encyclopedia features the most respected, widely read, and influential American Indian writers to date. --publisher description.

The Taoist Classics

The Taoist Classics PDF
Author: Thomas F. Cleary
Publisher: Shambhala Publications
ISBN: 1570629064
Size: 35.75 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
Category : Religion
Languages : en
Pages : 560
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This collection of translated texts includes: • Understanding Reality: A Taoist Alchemical Classic: A tenth-century text on the principles of inner alchemy. • The Inner Teachings of Taoism: The essentials of self-transformation according to the Complete Reality School of Taoism, with commentary by Liu I-ming. • The Book of Balance and Harmony: These essays, conversations, poetry, and songs about the secrets of Taoism teach how to live a centered and orderly life. • Practical Taoism: A collection of the most accessible of the texts on inner alchemy.

Reading Native American Women

Reading Native American Women PDF
Author: Inés Hernández-Avila
Publisher: Rowman Altamira
ISBN: 0759114757
Size: 54.79 MB
Format: PDF, ePub
Category : Social Science
Languages : en
Pages : 288
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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.