Gardens in the Dunes

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ISBN: 9781439127896
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Number of pages: 480
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB A sweeping, multifaceted tale of a young Native American pulled between the cherished traditions of a heritage on the brink of extinction and an encroaching white culture, Gardens in the Dunes is the powerful story of one woman’s quest to reconcile two worlds that are diametrically opposed. At the center of this struggle is Indigo, who is ripped from her tribe, the Sand Lizard people, by white soldiers who destroy her home and family. Placed in a government school to learn the ways of a white child, Indigo is rescued by the kind-hearted Hattie and her worldly husband, Edward, who undertake to transform this complex, spirited girl into a “proper” young lady. Bit by bit, and through a wondrous journey that spans the European continent, traipses through the jungles of Brazil, and returns to the rich desert of Southwest America, Indigo bridges the gap between the two forces in her life and teaches her adoptive parents as much as, if not more than, she learns from them.


Gardens in the Dunes

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ISBN: 9780684863320
Release Date: 2000-04-13
Number of pages: 477
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB An Indian girl left orphaned after soldiers raid and destroy her village is adopted by a well-meaning American family, but she cannot forget her past and accept the white traditions and education they expect her to embrace. 35,000 first printing. Tour.


Gardens in the Dunes

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ISBN: UOM:39015046479468
Release Date: 1999-01
Number of pages: 479
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher:

Download and read online Gardens in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB An Indian girl left orphaned after soldiers raid and destroy her village is adopted by a well-meaning American family, but she cannot forget her past and accept the white traditions and education they expect her to embrace. 35,000 first printing. Tour.


Leslie Marmon Silko

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ISBN: 9781472523129
Release Date: 2016-09-22
Number of pages: 256
Author: David L. Moore
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online Leslie Marmon Silko in PDF and EPUB A major American writer at the turn of this millennium, Leslie Marmon Silko has also been one of the most powerful voices in the flowering of Native American literature since the publication of her 1977 novel Ceremony. This guide, with chapters written by leading scholars of Native American literature, explores Silko's major novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes as an entryway into the full body of her work that includes poetry, essays, short fiction, film, photography, and other visual art. These chapters map Silko's place in the broad context of American literary history. Further, they trace her pivotal role in prompting other Indigenous writers to enter the conversations she helped to launch. Along the way, the book engages her historical themes of land, ethnicity, race, gender, trauma, and healing, while examining her narrative craft and her mythic lyricism.


Reading Leslie Marmon Silko

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ISBN: 8884924324
Release Date: 2007
Number of pages: 239
Author: Laura Coltelli
Publisher: Pisa University Press

Download and read online Reading Leslie Marmon Silko in PDF and EPUB Leslie Marmon Silko (Laguna, b. 1949) has long been a significant contributor to modern American Indian literature. In this landmark volume, leading scholars from Europe and North America assess her career and growing legacy, focusing especially on her visionary novel,Gardens in the Dunes. Topics include the power of modern resistance, indigenous feminism, the role of history, the effects of European culture and history on her work, and the force of storytelling and nonlinear narration. These essays variously and insightfully illuminate the work and life of a remarkable Native writer in the twenty-first century.


Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko

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ISBN: 1578063019
Release Date: 2000
Number of pages: 200
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Univ. Press of Mississippi

Download and read online Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko in PDF and EPUB Offers insight into the author's life through her own words, providing information on her life in Albuquerque and her experiences as a women of mixed ancestry.


Ceremony

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ISBN: 1440621829
Release Date: 2006-12-26
Number of pages: 272
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online Ceremony in PDF and EPUB The great Native American Novel of a battered veteran returning home to heal his mind and spirit More than thirty-five years since its original publication, Ceremony remains one of the most profound and moving works of Native American literature, a novel that is itself a ceremony of healing. Tayo, a World War II veteran of mixed ancestry, returns to the Laguna Pueblo Reservation. He is deeply scarred by his experience as a prisoner of the Japanese and further wounded by the rejection he encounters from his people. Only by immersing himself in the Indian past can he begin to regain the peace that was taken from him. Masterfully written, filled with the somber majesty of Pueblo myth, Ceremony is a work of enduring power. The Penguin Classics Deluxe Edition contains a new preface by the author and an introduction by Larry McMurtry. For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. Readers trust the series to provide authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished scholars and contemporary authors, as well as up-to-date translations by award-winning translators. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Turquoise Ledge

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ISBN: 1101464585
Release Date: 2010-10-07
Number of pages: 336
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Penguin

Download and read online The Turquoise Ledge in PDF and EPUB A highly original and poetic self-portrait from one of America's most acclaimed writers. Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Silko weaves tales from her family's past into her observations, using the turquoise stones she finds on the walks to unite the strands of her stories, while the beauty and symbolism of the landscape around her, and of the snakes, birds, dogs, and other animals that share her life and form part of her family, figure prominently in her memories. Strongly influenced by Native American storytelling traditions, The Turquoise Ledge becomes a moving and deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world-of what these creatures and landscapes can communicate to us, and how they are all linked. The book is Silko's first extended work of nonfiction, and its ambitious scope, clear prose, and inventive structure are captivating. The Turquoise Ledge will delight loyal fans and new readers alike, and it marks the return of the unique voice and vision of a gifted storyteller.


Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit

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ISBN: 9781439128329
Release Date: 2013-04-30
Number of pages: 208
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Download and read online Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit in PDF and EPUB Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. Whether she is exploring the vital importance literature and language play in Native American heritage, illuminating the inseparability of the land and the Native American people, enlivening the ways and wisdom of the old-time people, or exploding in outrage over the government's long-standing, racist treatment of Native Americans, Silko does so with eloquence and power, born from her profound devotion to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. It is a work of major importance, filled with indispensable truths--a work by an author with an original voice and a unique access to both worlds.


Jens Jensen

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ISBN: 0801859476
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 328
Author: Robert E. Grese
Publisher: JHU Press

Download and read online Jens Jensen in PDF and EPUB Jens Jensen was one of America's greatest landscape designers and conservationists. Using native plants and "fitting" designs, he advocated that our gardens, parks, roads, playgrounds, and cities should be harmonious with nature and its ecological processes--a belief that was to become a major theme of modern American landscape design. When Jensen died in 1951 at the age of 90, the New York Times called him "the dean of American landscape architecture." In Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens, Robert E. Grese evaluates Jensen's work against the background of landscape design traditions that included Andrew Jackson Downing and Frederick Law Olmsted, as well as earlier movements in Europe. Grese examines Jensen's part in the Chicago cultural renaissance that occurred just prior to World War I, a movement that brought social reform, a new understanding of ecology, organic trends in architecture, and great strides in American literature. Drawing on Jensen's writings and plans, interviews with people who knew him, and analyses of his projects, Grese presents a clear picture of Jensen's efforts to enhance and preserve "native" landscapes. Jens Jensen worked with some of the leading architects of his day--Sullivan and Wright among them--so many of his projects involved the extravagant estates of wealthy entrepreneurs in Illinois, Michigan, Wisconsin, and elsewhere. But Jensen also worked on schools, parks, playgrounds, hospitals, institutional homes, and government buildings. Long before environmental activists took over the idea, he foresaw the need to preserve the dunes, forests, prairies, and wetlands native to the Middle West. He championed the network of forest preserves around Chicago, protection of the Indiana Dunes (now a national lakeshore), the state park system in Illinois, and numerous parks in Wisconsin. Jens Jensen: Maker of Natural Parks and Gardens offers a compelling look at Jensen's visionary work and remarkable career.


Oceanstory

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ISBN: 9781623730154
Release Date: 2011-02-17
Number of pages: 69
Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
Publisher: Odyssey Editions

Download and read online Oceanstory in PDF and EPUB A new novella from the acclaimed author of Ceremony, and Almanac of the Dead. Leslie Marmon Silko is the author of the novels Ceremony, Almanac of the Dead, and Gardens in the Dunes. She has also written many short stories, poems and essays, and her most recent book is a memoir, The Turquoise Ledge. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and an NEA fellowship, Silko lives in Tucson, Arizona, on the boundary of Saguaro National Park West.


The Woman in the Dunes

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ISBN: 9780307813732
Release Date: 2011-12-14
Number of pages: 256
Author: Kobo Abe
Publisher: Vintage

Download and read online The Woman in the Dunes in PDF and EPUB The Woman in the Dunes, by celebrated writer and thinker Kobo Abe, combines the essence of myth, suspense and the existential novel. After missing the last bus home following a day trip to the seashore, an amateur entomologist is offered lodging for the night at the bottom of a vast sand pit. But when he attempts to leave the next morning, he quickly discovers that the locals have other plans. Held captive with seemingly no chance of escape, he is tasked with shoveling back the ever-advancing sand dunes that threaten to destroy the village. His only companion is an odd young woman. Together their fates become intertwined as they work side by side at this Sisyphean task. From the Trade Paperback edition.


Garden Plots

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ISBN: 0754637530
Release Date: 2006
Number of pages: 249
Author: Shelley Saguaro
Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

Download and read online Garden Plots in PDF and EPUB Focusing on a range of twentieth-century texts and including relevant twenty-first century writing, Garden Plots explores the ways in which gardens in fiction represent more than just a familiar theme. Bound up with wider aesthetic and ideological issues, gardens, like literary forms, are subject to transformations. The term 'plots' is a keyword in this approach. It refers to garden plots, literary plots, and more generally, the plotting that is political, polemical, and subversive. Each of the six chapters includes four texts that are familiar and representative. Authors include Virginia Woolf, Eudora Welty, Carol Shields, J. M. Coetzee, Toni Morrison, Leslie Marmon Silko, Jamaica Kincaid, and Philip K. Dick.


Masculinities in Literature of the American West

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ISBN: 9781137564771
Release Date: 2016-11-15
Number of pages: 197
Author: Lydia R. Cooper
Publisher: Springer

Download and read online Masculinities in Literature of the American West in PDF and EPUB The Western genre provides the most widely recognized, iconic images of masculinity in the United States - gun-slinging, laconic white male heroes who emphasize individualism, violence, and an idiosyncratic form of justice. This idealized masculinity has been fused with ideas of national identity and character. Masculinities in Literature of the American West examines how contemporary literary Westerns push back against the coded image of the Western hero, exposing pervasive anxieties about what it means to "act like a man." Contemporary Westerns critique assumptions about innate connections between power, masculinity, and "American" character that influence public rhetoric even in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. These novels struggle with the monumental challenge of all Westerns: the challenge of being human in a place where "being a man" is so strictly coded, so unachievable, so complicit in atrocity, and so desirable that it is worth dying for, worth killing for, or perhaps worth nothing at all.


The Girl in the Garden

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ISBN: 9780544784208
Release Date: 2017-01-31
Number of pages: 224
Author: Melanie Wallace
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

Download and read online The Girl in the Garden in PDF and EPUB An unforgettable novel about a young woman and her infant son, abandoned at a seaside motel in New England, and the secrets of the townspeople who provide them with shelter. When June arrives on the coast of New England, baby in arms, an untrustworthy man by her side, Mabel—who rents them a cabin—senses trouble. A few days later, the girl and her child are abandoned. June is soon placed with Mabel’s friend, Iris, in town, and her life becomes entwined with a number of locals who have known one another for decades: a wealthy recluse with a tragic past; a widow in mourning; a forsaken daughter returning for the first time in years, with a stranger in tow; a lawyer, whose longings he can never reveal; and a kindly World War II veteran who serves as the town's sage. Surrounded by the personal histories and secrets of others, June finds the way forward for herself and her son amid revelations of the others' pasts, including loves—and crimes—from years ago. In vivid, nuanced prose, Melanie Wallace—“a writer with a tender regard for the marginal, the missing and the lost”*—explores the time-tested bonds of a small community, the healing power of friendship and love, and whether the wrongs of the past can ever be made right. * Hilary Mantel