Off the Reservation: Reflections on Boundary-busting Border-crossing Loose Canons
Beacon Press, 1998 - 262 頁
Off the Reservation gives us the best of Allen's political essays, literary criticism, and personal reflections. In section one, "Haggles/gynosophies" (haggles being a persuasive speech in which a hag engages), Allen offers powerful critiques of the Western social constructs of proprietorship, literacy, individualism, and "rape culture" contrasted with the communal and spiritual connection to the earth that characterizes native societies. "Wyrds/orthographies" presents some of the best analysis of Native American literature of the late twentieth century, including the work of N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, and Mary Tallmountain.
第 1 到 3 筆結果，共 43 筆
Its opening statement, "We are the land," can be applied profitably to thousands
of novels, plays, short stories, and music written by American Indian authors. It is
an assumption, an underlying concept, that informs every Native American text.
But although quite a few enterprises-literary and otherwise -are founded on the
concept of individual superiority over relationship, individual heroics characterize
but a small portion of literary work and represent an even smaller portion of art in
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Rockwell, David, 95-96 Ronyoung, Kim, 170 Rume (Lebanon), 3, 193, 220
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Poet, novelist, feminist, and English professor (UCLA), Allen draws on her experiences as a woman of mixed Laguna and Lebanese heritage to critique contemporary American culture from the perspective ... 閱讀評論全文