Silko: Writing Storyteller and Medicine Woman

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University of Oklahoma Press, Jul 30, 2005 - Literary Criticism - 288 pages

Laguna Pueblo author Leslie Marmon Silko was raised in a culture with a strong oral tradition. She also grew up in a household where books were cherished and reading at the dinner table was not deemed rude, but instead was encouraged. In his examination of Silko’s award-winning literature, Brewster E. Fitz explores the complex dynamic between the spoken story and the written word, revealing how it carries over from Silko’s upbringing and plays out in her writings.

 

 

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Contents

The Writing Storyteller
3
Almanac of the Dead
148
Glossing Glossolalia in Gardens in the Dunes
191
Conclusion
233
Notes
241
Works Cited
267
Index
273
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Brewster E. Fitz is Associate Professor of English at Oklahoma State University

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