Runner in the Sun: A Story of Indian Maize

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University of New Mexico Press, 1987 - Fiction - 249 pages
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First published in 1954 and long out of print, this novel of pre-Hispanic Indian life in the Southwest combines the authenticity of an anthropological report with the suspense of a mystery novel. The author, best known as an anthropologist during his lifetime, is now recognized as a major Native American novelist. Hitherto virtually unknown,Runner in the Sunis sure to take its place next to McNickle'sThe Surrounded,also available from UNM Press, as a classic of Native American fiction.

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This writing style was stiff and old-fashioned, to be expected from a 1936 original publishing date, but it made the reading somewhat tedious. Despite that, the subject matter makes it an important ... Read full review

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Note: What follows is an extensive analysis of The Surrounded, and a portion of an essay I wrote for my college class on multicultural lit. I got an A on this paper, but can not be responsible for ... Read full review


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