Parker, Robert Dale, 1953-

The invention of Native American literature / Robert Dale Parker. - Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2003. - xi, 244 p. : ill. ; 24 cm.

Includes bibliographical references (p. 215-237) and index.

Tradition, invention, and aesthetics in Native American literature and literary criticism -- Nothing to do : John Joseph Mathews's Sundown and Restless young Indian men -- Who shot the sheriff : storytelling, Indian identity, and the marketplace of masculinity in D'Arcy McNickle's The surrounded -- Text, lines, and videotape : reinventing oral stories as written poems -- The existential surfboard and the dream of balance, or "To be there, no authority to anything" : the poetry of Ray A. Young Bear -- The reinvention of restless young men : storytelling and poetry in Leslie Marmon Silko's Ceremony and Thomas King's Medicine River -- Material choices : American fictions and the post-canon.

080144067X (acid-free paper) 0801488044 (pbk. : acid-free paper)

Indians in literature.
Indians of North America--Intellectual life.
American literature--History and criticism.--20th century
American literature--History and criticism.--Indian authors

PS153.I52 / .P37 2003


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