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The Resource Native American literature : a very short introduction, Sean Teuton

Native American literature : a very short introduction, Sean Teuton

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Native American literature : a very short introduction
Title
Native American literature
Title remainder
a very short introduction
Statement of responsibility
Sean Teuton
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"North American indigenous literature began over thirty thousand years ago when indigenous people began telling stories of emergence and creation, journey and quest, and heroism and trickery. By setting indigenous literature in historical moments, Sean Teuton skillfully traces its evolution from the ancient role of bringing rain and healing the body, to its later purpose in resisting European invasion and colonization, into its current place as a world literature that confronts dominance while celebrating the imagination and resilience of indigenous lives. By the time Europeans arrived in North America indigenous people already understood the power of written language and the need to transmit philosophy, history, and literature across generations and peoples. Seeking out multiple literary forms such as sermon, poetry, and novel to serve differing worldviews Indigenous authors have shaped their writing into North American indigenous literature as we recognize it today. In this lucid narrative, Sean Teuton leads readers into indigenous worlds. He describes the invention of a written indigenous language, the first indigenous language newspaper, and the literary occupation of Alcatraz Island. Along the way readers encounter the diversity of indigenous peoples who, owing to their differing lands, livelihoods, and customs, molded literature to a nation's specific needs. As Teuton shows, indigenous literature is one of the best places for understanding indigenous views about land and society and the role of humanity in the cosmos. In turning to celebrated contemporary authors such as Thomas King, Leslie Silko, Sherman Alexie, Louise Erdrich, and James Welch, Teuton demonstrates that, like indigenous people, indigenous literature continues to survive because it adapts, both honoring the past and reaching for the future. <strong>ABOUT THE SERIES: </strong>The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable."--
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1966-
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Teuton, Sean Kicummah
Dewey number
810.9/897
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Very short introductions
Series volume
561
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • Indians in literature
Label
Native American literature : a very short introduction, Sean Teuton
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-139) 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
The man made of words -- Oral literatures -- To write in English -- From artifact to intellectual -- Native American literary studies -- The Native novel -- Indigenous futurity
Control code
ocn893455322
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xx, 152 pages
Isbn
9780199944521
Lccn
2017021510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975182522
Other physical details
illustrations, map
Label
Native American literature : a very short introduction, Sean Teuton
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 127-139) 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
The man made of words -- Oral literatures -- To write in English -- From artifact to intellectual -- Native American literary studies -- The Native novel -- Indigenous futurity
Control code
ocn893455322
Dimensions
18 cm.
Extent
xx, 152 pages
Isbn
9780199944521
Lccn
2017021510
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
99975182522
Other physical details
illustrations, map

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