Inspired by the lore of her native american heritage, this critically-acclaimed novel from Susan Power—an enrolled member of the Standing Rock Sioux tribe—weaves the stories of the old and the young, of broken families, romantic rivals, men and women in love and at war. Set on a north dakota reservation, The Grass Dancer reveals the harsh price of unfulfilled longings and the healing power of mystery and hope.
Rich with drama and infused with the magic of the everyday, it takes readers on a journey through both past and present—in a tale as resonant and haunting as an ancestor's memory, and as promising as a child's dream. Winner of the ernest hemingway foundation award for first fiction.
Winter in the Blood Penguin Classics
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. Winter in the blood is an evocative and unforgettable work of literature that will continue to move and inspire anyone who encounters it.
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. A contemporary classic from a major writer of the Native American renaissance — "Brilliant, brutal and, in my opinion, Welch's best work.
Tommy orange, james welch came to be regarded as a master of American prose, and his first novel, The Washington Post During his life, Winter in the Blood, is one of his most enduring works. Sensitive and self-destructive, he searches for something that will bind him to the lands of his ancestors but is haunted by personal tragedy, the dissolution of his once proud heritage, and Montana's vast emptiness.
The narrator of this beautiful, often disquieting novel is a young Native American man living on the Fort Belknap Reservation in Montana.
The reader will experience shock and pleasure in encountering characters that are compelling and rich in their vigor, clarity, and indomitable vitality. The author captures the passions, fears, and doom of a living people, myths, and she does so with an ease that leaves the reader breathless. The new yorker Harper Perennial.
From award-winning, new york times bestselling author Louise Erdrich comes an arresting, lyrical novel set in North Dakota when Native Americans were fighting to keep their lands. Set in north dakota at a time in the past century when Indian tribes were struggling to keep what little remained of their lands, Tracks is a tale of passion and deep unrest.
. Over the course of ten crucial years, as tribal land and trust between people erode ceaselessly, men and women are pushed to the brink of their endurance—yet their pride and humor prohibit surrender.
Mean Spirit: A Novel
But he also found something truly extraordinary--his deepest self and abiding love for his people, and their brave past. What he found has been documented by history: rampant fraud, intimidation, and murder. Begging for help went unanswered, Stace Red Hawk, until at last a Native American government official, traveled west to investigate.
But she was murdered by the greed of white men, who cared for her daughter, and the Graycloud family, began dying mysteriously. Selected by the literary guild"extraordinary. If you take up no other novel this year, to disturb, this one will suffice to hold, or next, to enlighten and to inspire you. Newsdayearly in this century, rivers of oil were found beneath Oklahoma land belonging to Indian people, and beautiful Grace Banket became the richest person in the Territory.
Letters sent to Washington, D. C. Harper Perennial.
One Hundred Years of Solitude P.S. Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Harper Perennial. One hundred Years of Solitude. Inventive, sad, and alive with unforgettable men and women -- brimming with truth, magnetic, amusing, compassion, and a lyrical magic that strikes the soul -- this novel is a masterpiece in the art of fiction. One hundred years of solitude tells the story of the rise and fall, birth and death of the mythical town of Macondo through the history of the Buendía family.
Being Human: Core Readings in the Humanities
Harper Perennial. The norton edition of this widely praised collection brings the best writings in the humanities to a college audience. College courses, from Humanities to Bioethics to Freshman Composition, will benefit from this important collection. How shall we promote and protect human flourishing in a world of ever-emerging technologies? At what point should we limit our quest for physical and mental perfection? Drawing on the insights of great thinkers throughout the ages, Being Human: Core Readings in the Humanities can help give readers a solid understanding of what it means to be human, both in the past and into the future.
One hundred Years of Solitude. Being human is the first humanities reader that focuses on humanity in the literal sense―what it’s like to be human. Each chapter presents a question or topic central to the human experience, " "Are We Our Bodies?, among them "The Search for Perfection, " "Vulnerability and Suffering, " and "Human Dignity.
To guide students as they read these influential works, every selection is prefaced by a concise headnote and thoughtful discussion questions.
The Way to Rainy Mountain
And this is particularly true of the oral tradition, which exists in a dimension of timelessness. One should not be surprised, I suppose, and immediate, that it has remained vital, for that is the nature of story. First published in paperback by unm press in 1976, The Way to Rainy Mountain has sold over 200, 000 copies.
The paperback edition of The Way to Rainy Mountain was first published twenty-five years ago. The stories in the Way to Rainy Mountain are told in three voices. And the third is that of personal reminiscence, my own voice. There is a turning and returning of myth, and memoir throughout, history, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself.
From the new Preface Harper Perennial. The second is the voice of historical commentary. I was first told these stories by my father when I was a child. Re-telling of Kiowa myths illustrated by author's father. One hundred Years of Solitude. The first voice is the voice of my father, the ancestral voice, and the voice of the Kiowa oral tradition.
. I do not know how long they had existed before I heard them.
Fools Crow Penguin Classics
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. Re-telling of Kiowa myths illustrated by author's father. Fools crow, a young warrior and medicine man, has seen the future and knows that the newcomers will punish resistance with swift retribution.
With more than 1, 700 titles, penguin Classics represents a global bookshelf of the best works throughout history and across genres and disciplines. One hundred Years of Solitude. First published to broad acclaim in 1986, Fools Crow is James Welch's stunningly evocative portrait of his people's bygone way of life.
For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the leading publisher of classic literature in the English-speaking world. But the year is 1870, and the whites are moving into their land. The 25th-anniversary edition of "a novel that in the sweep and inevitability of its events. Is a major contribution to Native American literature.
Wallace stegnerin the two medicine territory of Montana, a small band of Blackfeet Indians, the Lone Eaters, are living their immemorial life.
When My Brother Was an Aztec
Re-telling of Kiowa myths illustrated by author's father. These darkly humorous poems illuminate far corners of the heart, tails, revealing teeth, and more than a few dreams. I watched a lion eat a man like a piece of fruit, peel tendons from fascialike pith from rind, then lick the sweet meat from its hard core of bones.
The man had earned this feast and his own deliciousness by ringing a stickagainst the lion's cage, Kitty Kitty, Meow!With one swipe of a paw much like a catcher's mitt with fangs, calling out Here, the lionpulled the man into the cage, rattling his skeleton against the metal bars. The lion didn't want to do it—he didn't want to eat the man like a piece of fruit and he told the crowdthis: I only wanted some goddamn sleep.
She lives in surprise, Arizona, and is working to preserve the Mojave language. I write hungry sentences, " natalie Diaz once explained in an interview, "because they want more and more lyricism and imagery to satisfy them. This debut collection is a fast-paced tour of mojave life and family narrative: A sister fights for or against a brother on meth, Huitzilopochtli, Houdini, and everyone from Antigone, and Jesus is invoked and invited to hash it out.
Harper Perennial. After playing professional basketball for four years in Europe and Asia, Diaz returned to the states to complete her MFA at Old Dominion University. One hundred Years of Solitude.
Night Flying Woman: An Ojibway Narrative Native Voices
One hundred Years of Solitude. Harper Perennial. Re-telling of Kiowa myths illustrated by author's father. Penguin Books. Used book in Good Condition. With the art of a practiced storyteller, who was born in the mid-19th century and lived during a chaotic time of enormous change, Night Flying Woman, Ignatia Broker recounts the life of her great-great-grandmother, uprootings, and loss for the Minnesota Ojibway.
But this story also tells of her people's great strength and continuity.
Walker was a physician to the Pine Ridge Sioux from 1896 to 1914. Used book in Good Condition. Lakota myth is an indispensable source for students of comparative literature, religion, and mythology, as well as those interested in Lakota culture. One hundred Years of Solitude. Re-telling of Kiowa myths illustrated by author's father.
This edition includes classic examples of Lakota oral literature, narratives that were known only to a few Oglala holy men, and Walker's own literary cycle based on all he had learned about Lakota myth. This third volume of previously unpublished material from the Walker collection presents his work on Lakota myth and legend.
Penguin Books. James R. Harper Perennial. His accounts of this time, taken from his personal papers, reveal much about Lakota life and culture.