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The Resource Dreams of fiery stars : the transformations of native American fiction, Catherine Rainwater

Dreams of fiery stars : the transformations of native American fiction, Catherine Rainwater

Label
Dreams of fiery stars : the transformations of native American fiction
Title
Dreams of fiery stars
Title remainder
the transformations of native American fiction
Statement of responsibility
Catherine Rainwater
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
  • "Since the 1968 publication of N. Scott Momaday's House Made of Dawn, a new generation of Native American storytellers has chosen writing over oral traditions. While their works have found an audience by observing many of the conventions of the mainstream novel, Native American written narrative has emerged as something distinct from the postmodern novel with which it is often compared. In Dreams of Fiery Stars, Catherine Rainwater examines the novels of writers such as Momaday, Linda Hogan, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, and Louise Erdrich and contends that the very act of writing narrative imposes constraints upon these authors that are foreign to Native American tradition. Their works amount to a break with?and a transformation of?American Indian storytelling." -- back cover
  • "The book focuses on the agenda of social and cultural regeneration encoded in contemporary Native American narrative, and addresses key questions about how these works achieve their overtly stated political and revisionary aims. Rainwater explores the ways in which the writers "create" readers who understand the connection between storytelling and personal and social transformation; considers how contemporary Native American narrative rewrites Western notions of space and time; examines the existence of intertextual connections between Native American works; and looks at the vital role of Native American literature in mainstream society today." -- publisher's information
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Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1953-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rainwater, Catherine
Dewey number
813/.540897
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • indexes
Series statement
Penn studies in contemporary American fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American fiction
  • American fiction
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians in literature
Label
Dreams of fiery stars : the transformations of native American fiction, Catherine Rainwater
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acts of deliverance: narration and power -- Imagining the stories: narrativity and solidarity -- Re-signing the self: models of identity and community -- They all sang as one: refiguring space-time -- All the stories fit together: intertextual medicine bundles and twins
Control code
ocm40251741
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780812234817
Lccn
98049977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)40251741
Label
Dreams of fiery stars : the transformations of native American fiction, Catherine Rainwater
Publication
Note
Selected by Choice magazine as an Outstanding Academic Book for 1999
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [197]-211) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Acts of deliverance: narration and power -- Imagining the stories: narrativity and solidarity -- Re-signing the self: models of identity and community -- They all sang as one: refiguring space-time -- All the stories fit together: intertextual medicine bundles and twins
Control code
ocm40251741
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xvii, 222 pages
Isbn
9780812234817
Lccn
98049977
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)40251741

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