At the End of Ridge Road
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 143

At the End of Ridge Road

Presents Native American teachings through the author's review of his life in the Adirondacks, exploring the importance of being one with the earth, the need to respect nature, and the concept of time in the natural world.

Daily Fare
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 233

Daily Fare

Daily Fare presents seventeen artfully crafted essays in which writers representing a broad spectrum of the American experience ponder the meaning of living in a nation of diverse and competing cultures. Consistently thought-provoking and often intensely personal, these pieces confront such themes as the question of identity, the individual's relation to culture, problems of communication, and the need to strike a balance between preserving traditions and merging them. Memories both tender and painful fill these pages. Toi Derricotte, recalling her experiences as the only black person at an artist colony, often found her sense of isolation almost unbearable: "No one can help. Only I, myself....

Mind Change
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 368

Mind Change

  • Type: Book
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  • Published: 2015-02-10
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  • Publisher: Random House

We live in a world unimaginable only decades ago: a domain of backlit screens, instant information, and vibrant experiences that can outcompete dreary reality. Our brave new technologies offer incredible opportunities for work and play. But at what price? Now renowned neuroscientist Susan Greenfield—known in the United Kingdom for challenging entrenched conventional views—brings together a range of scientific studies, news events, and cultural criticism to create an incisive snapshot of “the global now.” Disputing the assumption that our technologies are harmless tools, Greenfield explores whether incessant exposure to social media sites, search engines, and videogames is capable of ...

Greatest Hits
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 30

Greatest Hits

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Native American Renaissance
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 313

Native American Renaissance

"Native American Renaissance is the most important discussion of contemporary American Indian poetry and fiction produced to date. It offers intelligent and balanced insight into the contexts and work of a number of contemporary American Indian writers. Its careful discussion provides dear and sometimes breathtaking illumination into this literature that is at once tribal and modern, western and traditional, a literature that is the oldest and newest literature in America." --Paula Gunn Allen (Laguna), University of California, Berkeley "This is a pioneering volume. Lincoln presents the writing of today's most gifted Native American authors, against an ethnographic background which should en...

Speak to Me Words
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 294

Speak to Me Words

Although American Indian poetry is widely read and discussed, few resources have been available that focus on it critically. This book is the first collection of essays on the genre, bringing poetry out from under the shadow of fiction in the study of Native American literature. Highlighting various aspects of poetry written by American Indians since the 1960s, it is a wide-ranging collection that balances the insights of Natives and non-Natives, men and women, old and new voices.

A History of Twentieth-century African Literatures
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 411

A History of Twentieth-century African Literatures

African literatures, says volume editor Oyekan Owomoyela, "testify to the great and continuing impact of the colonizing project on the African universe." African writers must struggle constantly to define for themselves and other just what "Africa" is and who they are in a continent constructed as a geographic and cultural entity largely by Europeans. This study reflects the legacy of colonialism by devoting nine of its thirteen chapters to literature in "Europhone" languages—English, French, and Portuguese. Foremost among the Anglophone writers discussed are Nigerians Amos Tutuola, Chinua Achebe, and Wole Soyinka. Writers from East Africa are also represented, as are those from South Afri...

Contemporary American Ethnic Poets
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 326

Contemporary American Ethnic Poets

Alphabetically arranged entries explore the lives and works of seventy-five contemporary poets representing a dozen different ethnic backgrounds.

Red on Red
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 336

Red on Red

How can a square peg fit into a round hole? It can't. How can a door be unlocked with a pencil? It can't. How can Native literature be read applying conventional postmodern literary criticism? It can't. That is Craig Womack's argument in Red on Red. Indian communities have their own intellectual and cultural traditions that are well equipped to analyze Native literary production. These traditions should be the eyes through which the texts are viewed. To analyze a Native text with the methods currently dominant in the academy, according to the author, is like studying the stars with a magnifying glass. In an unconventional and piercingly humorous appeal, Womack creates a dialogue between essa...

Alternative Publishers of Books in North America
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 191

Alternative Publishers of Books in North America

This directory is a unique reference tool that gathers information on significant alternative presses--126 U.S. presses, 19 Canadian, and 18 international presses having either a North American address or distributor. Thirty-three presses are new to this edition.