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|Named Person:||Sherman Alexie; Sherman Alexie|
|Material Type:||Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Book, Internet Resource|
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|Description:||vii, 211 p. ; 19 cm.|
|Contents:||Understanding Sherman Alexie --
The business of fancydancing and Old shirts and new skins --
First Indian on the moon and the Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven --
Reservation blues --
Indian killer --
The summer of black widows and One stick song --
The toughest Indian in the world --
Ten little Indians.
|Series Title:||Understanding contemporary American literature.|
Daniel Grassian offers a look at a writer immersed in traditional Native American, as well as mainstream American, culture. Grassian takes readers through Alexie's career, and suggests that Alexie's oeuvre reflects his primary artistic challenge: how to write about Indians in a televisual country that distorts and complicates ethnicity itself.
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