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 19 筆
For how can one immediately experience the present without regard to the
shaping presence of the past ? Yet Americans have been , at least in the
expressions of their artists and scholars , profoundly present - oriented and idea-
or fantasy ...
In the living present , one becomes more and more distanced from " being equal ”
– feeling neither inferior nor superior , but comfortably equal to his / her peers .
One feels valuable because one's being is satisfying , selfvalidating on many ...
I wonder if somewhere Elias is being born , if somewhere some old patriarch
named Elias is declaring himself present , present to preside over the final death
of the Lebanese . Of us all . In the church in Seboyeta , where my father was born
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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