The Lightning within: an anthology of contemporary American Indian fiction

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University of Nebraska Press, 1991 - Literary Criticism - 161 pages
American Indian stories have fascinated the world for all the right reasons: vigor, depth, subtlety, brightness. In the 1960s a brilliant renaissance began. Out of it came such gifted writers of fiction as N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, Gerald Vizenor, Simon Ortiz, Louise Erdrich, and Michael Dorris. In bringing them together, The Lightning Within celebrates some of the best work being done today in the novel and short story.

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Contents

James Welch The Marriage of White Mans Dog
19
Leslie Marmon Silko The Man to Send Rain Clouds
47
A Geronimo Story
53
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About the author (1991)

Alan R. Velie, a professor of English at the University of Oklahoma, has written a general introduction and headnotes to each selection. He is the author of Four American Indian Literary Masters and other books.

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