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Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues

A Novel

  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: Open Road Media
  • ISBN: 1480457175
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 306
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Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie’s brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock ’n’ roll, and redemption Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter. It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire’s van after setting off to climb Wellpinit Mountain in search of Big Mom. In Reservation Blues, National Book Award winner Alexie vaults with ease from comedy to tragedy and back in a tour-de-force outing powered by a collision of cultures: Delta blues and Indian rock. This ebook features an illustrated biography including rare photos from the author’s personal collection.

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "Reservation Blues"

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's

  • Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
  • Publisher: Gale Cengage Learning
  • ISBN: 1410356558
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 27
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A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "Reservation Blues," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Understanding Sherman Alexie

Understanding Sherman Alexie

  • Author: Daniel Grassian
  • Publisher: Univ of South Carolina Press
  • ISBN: 9781570035715
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 211
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Offers a chronological examination of the work of the Native American novelist, poet, filmmaker, and short story writer.

Reservation Blues

Reservation Blues

  • Author: N.A
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9781442081789
  • Category: Indians of North America
  • Page: N.A
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Native American Literatures

Native American Literatures

An Introduction

  • Author: Suzanne Evertsen Lundquist
  • Publisher: A&C Black
  • ISBN: 9780826415981
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 315
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Following the structure of other titles in the Continuum Introductions to Literary Genres series, Native American Literatures includes: A broad definition of the genre and its essential elements. A timeline of developments within the genre. Critical concerns to bear in mind while reading in the genre. Detailed readings of a range of widely taught texts. In-depth analysis of major themes and issues. Signposts for further study within the genre. A summary of the most important criticism in the field. A glossary of terms. An annotated, critical reading list. This book offers students, writers, and serious fans a window into some of the most popular topics, styles and periods in this subject. Authors studied in Native American Literatures include: N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, Linda Hogan, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Louis Owens, Thomas King, Michael Dorris, Simon Ortiz, Cater Revard and Daine Glancy>

Beginning Ethnic American Literatures

Beginning Ethnic American Literatures

  • Author: Helena Grice,Candida Hepworth,Maria Laudet,Martin Padget
  • Publisher: Manchester University Press
  • ISBN: 9780719057632
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 255
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This text is designed to introduce students not only to ethnic American writers, but also to the cultural contexts and literary traditions in which their work is situated.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages
  • ISBN: 9780072434187
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 223
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In this darkly comic collection of 22 interlocked tales, Alexia brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation.

Neo-segregation Narratives

Neo-segregation Narratives

Jim Crow in Post-civil Rights American Literature

  • Author: Brian Norman
  • Publisher: University of Georgia Press
  • ISBN: 0820337358
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 214
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This study of what Brian Norman terms a neo-segregation narrative tradition examines literary depictions of life under Jim Crow that were written well after the civil rights movement. From Toni Morrison's first novel, The Bluest Eye, to bestselling black fiction of the 1980s to a string of recent work by black and nonblack authors and artists, Jim Crow haunts the post-civil rights imagination. Norman traces a neo-segregation narrative tradition--one that developed in tandem with neo-slave narratives--by which writers return to a moment of stark de jure segregation to address contemporary concerns about national identity and the persistence of racial divides. These writers upset dominant national narratives of achieved equality, portraying what are often more elusive racial divisions in what some would call a postracial present. Norman examines works by black writers such as Lorraine Hansberry, Toni Morrison, Alice Walker, David Bradley, Wesley Brown, Suzan-Lori Parks, and Colson Whitehead, films by Spike Lee, and other cultural works that engage in debates about gender, Black Power, blackface minstrelsy, literary history, and whiteness and ethnicity. Norman also shows that multiethnic writers such as Sherman Alexie and Tom Spanbauer use Jim Crow as a reference point, extending the tradition of William Faulkner's representations of the segregated South and John Howard Griffin's notorious account of crossing the color line from white to black in his 1961 work Black Like Me.

Mama Tandoori

Mama Tandoori

Roman

  • Author: Ernest van der Kwast
  • Publisher: btb Verlag
  • ISBN: 3641187567
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 240
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Der Vater hegt keinerlei Zweifel: es wird ein Mädchen. Die Geburtsanzeige für Eva van der Kwast liegt bereits beim Drucker. Als dann sehr zur Bestürzung der Eltern in einer Klinik in Bombay 1981 der kleine Ernest das Licht der Welt erblickt, nimmt ein nicht ganz unbelastetes Verhältnis zwischen Sohn und Eltern seinen Lauf. In seinem autobiografisch gefärbten Roman präsentiert Ernest van der Kwast einen bunten Reigen von Charakteren, von Bollywood Star Onkel Sharma bis zu seiner Tante Jasleen, einer einstmals erfolgversprechenden Siebenkämpferin. Allen voran aber seine Mutter, die Matriarchin des Klans, geliebt und gefürchtet, eine Tyrannin mit dem Herzen einer Löwin. Eine Frau von eisernem Willen, beinahe absurder Gründlichkeit und bei aller Stärke erfüllt von einer tiefen Traurigkeit um ihren behinderten Sohn Ashirwad. Sie ist es, bei der alle Fäden der Geschichte zusammenlaufen. »Mama Tandoori« lässt einen Staunen, Nachdenken und Lachen - ein wunderbar witziges Famlienporträt, das mitten ins Herz trifft.

Black Cherry Blues

Black Cherry Blues

  • Author: James Lee Burke
  • Publisher: Edel:Books
  • ISBN: 3955303551
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 400
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Deutscher Krimipreis 2015 in der Rubrik International für James Lee Burke! "Burkes Stärke ist die pure erzählerische Wucht. Schon die Schilderung einer schlichten Autokreuzung kann ihm zum kleinen düsteren Meisterwerk geraten." (Andreas Ammer, ARD) Expolizist Dave Robicheaux führt nach dem gewaltsamen Tod seiner Frau ein zurückgezogenes Leben in den Bayous, bis plötzlich seine Vergangenheit in Gestalt des abgehalfterten Musikers Dixie Pugh wieder vor ihm steht. Gegen seinen Willen wird Robicheaux in Pughs Geschäfte mit einer undurchsichtigen Ölfirma hineingezogen und muß in Montana seine Unschuld an einem Mord beweisen. "Niemand erweckt Schauplätze so gut zum Leben wie James Lee Burke, und niemand beschreibt emotionale Konflikte so perfekt wie er." Elizabeth George 3. Band der Reihe um den Ermittler Dave Robicheaux

Adaptation Theory and Criticism

Adaptation Theory and Criticism

Postmodern Literature and Cinema in the USA

  • Author: Gordon E. Slethaug
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing USA
  • ISBN: 1623562015
  • Category: Art
  • Page: 288
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Traditional critics of film adaptation generally assumed a) that the written text is better than the film adaptation because the plot is more intricate and the language richer when pictorial images do not intrude; b) that films are better when particularly faithful to the original; c) that authors do not make good script writers and should not sully their imagination by writing film scripts; d) and often that American films lack the complexity of authored texts because they are sourced out of Hollywood. The 'faithfulness' view has by and large disappeared, and intertextuality is now a generally received notion, but the field still lacks studies with a postmodern methodology and lens.Exploring Hollywood feature films as well as small studio productions, Adaptation Theory and Criticism explores the intertextuality of a dozen films through a series of case studies introduced through discussions of postmodern methodology and practice. Providing the reader with informative background on theories of film adaptation as well as carefully articulated postmodern methodology and issues, Gordon Slethaug includes several case studies of major Hollywood productions and small studio films, some of which have been discussed before (Age of Innocence, Gangs of New York, and Do the Right Thing) and some that have received lesser consideration (Six Degrees of Separation, Smoke, Smoke Signals, Broken Flowers, and various Snow White narratives including Enchanted, Mirror Mirror, and Snow White and the Huntsman). Useful for both film and literary studies students, Adaptation Theory and Criticism cogently combines the existing scholarship and uses previous theories to engage readers to think about the current state of American literature and film.

H wie Habicht

H wie Habicht

  • Author: Helen Macdonald
  • Publisher: Ullstein eBooks
  • ISBN: 384371147X
  • Category: Biography & Autobiography
  • Page: 416
  • View: 3840
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Der Spiegel-Bestseller Der Tod ihres Vaters trifft Helen unerwartet. Erschüttert von der Wucht der Trauer wird der Kindheitstraum in ihr wach, ihren eigenen Habicht aufzuziehen und zu zähmen. Und so zieht das stolze Habichtweibchen Mabel bei ihr ein. Durch die intensive Beschäftigung mit dem Tier entwickelt sich eine konzentrierte Nähe zwischen den beiden, die tröstend und heilend wirkt. Doch Mabel ist nicht irgendein Tier. Mabel ist ein Greifvogel. Mabel tötet. »Um einen Greifvogel abzurichten, muss man ihn wie einen Greifvogel beobachten, erst dann kann man vorhersagen, was er als Nächstes tun wird. Schließlich sieht man die Körpersprache des Vogels gar nicht mehr – man scheint zu fühlen, was der Vogel fühlt. Die Wahrnehmung des Vogels wird zur eigenen. Als die Tage in dem abgedunkelten Raum vergingen und ich mich immer mehr in den Habicht hineinversetzte, schmolz mein Menschsein von mir ab.« Helen Macdonald Ein Buch über die Erinnerung, über Natur und Freiheit - und über das Glück, sich einer großen Aufgabe von ganzem Herzen zu widmen. »[Macdonalds] anschaulicher Stil – verblüffend und außerordentlich präzise – ist nur ein Teil dessen, was dieses Buch ausmacht. Die Geschichte vom Abrichten Mabels liest sich wie ein Thriller. Die allmählich und behutsam anwachsende Spannung lässt den Atem stocken ... Fesselnd.« Rachel Cooke Observer * New York Times Bestseller * Costa Award für das beste Buch des Jahres 2014 * Samuel Johnson Prize

Rachgier

Rachgier

Ein Fall für Carol Jordan und Tony Hill

  • Author: Val McDermid
  • Publisher: Knaur eBook
  • ISBN: 342645033X
  • Category: Fiction
  • Page: 480
  • View: 7752
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Fall Nr. 10 für Val McDermids berühmtes Ermittler-Duo: Detective Chief Inspector Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill jagen den "Wedding Killer" Eine verkohlte Leiche in einem ausgebrannten Auto – das ist alles, was von der unauffälligen Büroangestellten Kathryn McCormick übrig ist. Erst vor kurzem hatte sie auf einer Hochzeit einen attraktiven Mann kennengelernt und auf neues Glück nach einer herben Enttäuschung gehofft. DCI Carol Jordan und Profiler Tony Hill versuchen den Mann ausfindig zu machen, müssen aber feststellen, dass keiner der anderen Hochzeitsgäste ihn kannte. Eine weitere Frauenleiche bestätigt Carols furchtbaren Verdacht: Ein ebenso raffinierter wie perfider Serienkiller macht sich die Einsamkeit seiner Opfer zunutze. "Grausig und großartig, das Werk einer meisterhaften Krimiautorin." The Scotsman, Edinburgh

Beyond the "imaginary Indian"

Beyond the

zur Aushandlung von Stereotypen, kultureller Identität & Perspektiven in/mit indigener Gegenwartsliteratur

  • Author: Nancy Grimm
  • Publisher: Universitaetsverlag Winter
  • ISBN: 9783825355036
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 368
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Vor dem Hintergrund geschichtlich entwickelter und gegenwartiger Indianerbilder verdeutlicht diese Studie die Moglichkeiten des interkulturellen Verstehens bzw. des Fremdverstehens mittels acht detaillierter Romananalysen indigener Gegenwartsliteratur. Das Potenzial der untersuchten Texte wird nicht nur fur das Fremdverstehen sondern insbesondere auch in Bezug auf die Dekonstruktion von Indianerstereotypen diskutiert. Die behandelten Romane der Autoren Maria Campbell, James Welch, Paula Gunn Allen, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louis Owens, Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris, Thomas King und Sherman Alexie eroffnen in unterschiedlichem Ausmass intra-, inter- wie auch transkulturelle Kommunikationsprozesse, welche die allgemeine Vermittlerfunktion indigener Gegenwartsliteratur bestatigen. Entsprechend weisen Werke der indigenen Gegenwartsliteratur, in denen transdifferente und somit universelle kulturelle und gesellschaftliche Problem- und Zielstellungen verhandelt werden, ein besonderes Potenzial fur die Forderung des Fremdverstehens auf. Ferner wirken diese Schriften Indianerstereotypen in angemessenem Ausmass entgegen; Stereotype, die auch gegenwartig noch in den USA und Deutschland als stark fixiertes Darstellungs- und Perzeptionsinventar auftreten. In diesem Forschungsinteresse begrundet sich zudem die Ansiedlung dieser Studie an der Schnittstelle zwischen Literatur-/Kulturwissenschaft und Fachdidaktik.

Klezmer's Afterlife

Klezmer's Afterlife

An Ethnography of the Jewish Music Revival in Poland and Germany

  • Author: Magdalena Waligorska
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press
  • ISBN: 019999580X
  • Category: Music
  • Page: 336
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Klezmer in Europe has been a controversial topic ever since this traditional Jewish wedding music made it to the concert halls and discos of Berlin, Warsaw, Budapest and Prague. Played mostly by non-Jews and for non-Jews, it was hailed as "fakelore," "Jewish Disneyland" and even "cultural necrophilia." Klezmer's Afterlife is the first book to investigate this fascinating music scene in Central Europe, giving voice to the musicians, producers and consumers of the resuscitated klezmer. Contesting common hypotheses about the klezmer revival in Germany and Poland stemming merely from feelings of guilt which emerged in the years following the Holocaust, author Magdalena Waligorska investigates the consequences of the klezmer boom on the people who staged it and places where it occurred. Offering not only a documentation of the klezmer revival in two of its European headquarters (Krak?w and Berlin), but also an analysis of the Jewish / non-Jewish encounter it generates, Waligorska demonstrates how the klezmer revival replicates and reinvents the image of the Jew in Polish and German popular culture, how it becomes a soundtrack to Holocaust commemoration and how it is used as a shining example of successful cultural policy by local officials. Drawing on a variety of fields including musicology, ethnomusicology, history, sociology, and cultural studies, Klezmer's Afterlife will appeal to a wide range scholars and students studying Jewish culture, and cultural relations in post-Holocaust central Europe, as well as general readers interested in klezmer music and music revivals more generally.

Lachsjäger

Lachsjäger

Storys

  • Author: Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher: N.A
  • ISBN: 9783442541577
  • Category:
  • Page: 286
  • View: 4650
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Alien Visions

Alien Visions

The Chechens and the Navajos in Russian and American Literature

  • Author: Margaret Ziolkowski
  • Publisher: University of Delaware Press
  • ISBN: 9780874139266
  • Category: Literary Criticism
  • Page: 239
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There are many parallels and some revealing differences in the encounter between, on the one hand, the Americans and various Indian tribes and, on the other, the Russians and some of the peoples of the Caucasus and Siberia. The enduring cultural consequences of these encounters provide a fruitful area of inquiry for the comparative examination of national images in literatures. The major focus on this study is the perceptions and literary portrayal of the Chechens by the Russians and the Navajos by the Americans. Both the Chechen in Russian literature and the Navajo in American literature are often constructs, images derived from a potent combination of prejudices and received assumptions. In each case a relatively sizable corpus of writings produced over a century or longer exemplifies or attempts to counter persistent and influential modes of cultural stereotyping. The diachronic analysis of the portrayal of either the Chechens or the Navajos illuminates patterns of prejudice that have immense implications for both popular and high culture. The juxtaposition of the discussion of the two groups as they have been treated in Russian and American literature can deepen our understanding of the commonalities present in attempted cultural domination or ethnic idealization. Margaret Ziolkowski is Professor of Russian at Miami University, Ohio.