Earth Song, Sky Spirit

Earth Song Sky Spirit A vibrant vital anthology of stories that portray the lives of Native Americans today featuring the work of N Scott Momaday Louise Erdrich Leslie Marmon Silko and than two dozen other gifted aut

  • Title: Earth Song, Sky Spirit
  • Author: Clifford E. Trafzer
  • ISBN: 9780385469609
  • Page: 487
  • Format: Paperback
  • A vibrant, vital anthology of stories that portray the lives of Native Americans today, featuring the work of N Scott Momaday, Louise Erdrich, Leslie Marmon Silko, and than two dozen other gifted, authentic voices.

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    1. I enjoyed most of the stories in this anthology. Some were more difficult to grasp than others. Topics range from life in reservations to stories of the past with mixture of Native folklore. None were badly written, but if you're not familiar with people writing in the vernacular or translating a language into another while keeping the rhythmical tempo of a Native language, it may come off as awkward. My favorite story is of Spider Woman and overall I would recommend to a friend.

    2. Collecting authors based on their ethnicity seems to me to be truly foolish. It is helpful, I suppose, for an ethnic literature course, except that many of the authors are quite bad, so all it shows is that Native Americans can write? I think we all already knew that.I think people would be pretty offended if there was a book of only white people stories, assuming that it is important that people understand the white experience. Then again, I understand the minority aspect, the underrepresented [...]

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