The Remembered Earth: An Anthology of Contemporary Native American Literature

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Geary Hobson
UNM Press, 1981 - Literary Criticism - 417 pages

Land is people. Remembering is all.


These themes pervade Geary Hobson's anthology of poetry, essays, and short stories by contemporary Native American writers. A Native American (Cherokee-Chickasaw), Hobson himself is a poet, short story writer, essayist, editor, university teacher, and ex-Marine. He knows this generation well: the writers he has selected, from the Atlantic coast to Hawaii, are for the most part young voices reaffirming the wisdom, "In remembering, there is strength and continuance and renewal through the generations."

Originally published by the Red Earth Press of Albuquerque, this broad survey of the experience, renascence, and aesthetic of Native American writing today is incisive, reflective, moving, and provocative in its variety. Readers familiar with contemporary writing will recognize the names of Silko, Momaday, Hero, Allen, Brooches, and Rose among the nearly one hundred artists assembled here. Their poems, short stories, and especially their essays titled "Imitation Indian Poems," "The Man Made of Words," and "The rise of the White Shaman," provide valuable statements of Native American writers' own assessment of their legacy within the larger context of Anglo-American life and literary traditions. Their works illumine the will to endure and to praise as it is revealed in on-Reservation and urban-landless Native American experiences.

 

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Contents

Remembering the Earth 111
1
We Return Thanks 1316
13
Louis
25
Rokwaho Daniel Thompson 3132
31
Karoniaktatie Alex Jacobs 3839
38
Barnes 4651
46
Linda Hogan 5259
52
Robert J Conley 6089
60
Leslie Marmon Silko 195216
195
Lee Marmon photograph
216
Carol Lee Sanchez 240250
240
Harold Littlebird 250253
250
Concha 256257
256
Manuel Pino 298299
298
Luci Tapahonso 308312
308
Aaron Yava drawing
314

Billy Hobson drawing
89
Joy Harjo 109111
109
Ronald Rogers
117
Norman H Russell 123125
123
Sandie Nelson 131132
131
Duane BigEagle 143145
143
Russell Bates 150156
150
Bantista
156
N Scott Momaday 162176
162
Opal Lee Popkes 177189
177
Billy Hobson drawing
189
Geraldine Keams 320333
320
Adrian
333
NORTHWEST
339
Elizabeth CookLynn 354358
354
J aune QuicktoSee Smith drawing
366
Minerva Allen 372374
372
Wendy Rose 381385
381
Phil George 388389
388
Mary Tallmountain 401405
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