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Author Schweninger, Lee.

Title Listening to the land : Native American literary responses to the landscape / Lee Schweninger
Published Athens : University of Georgia Press, [2008]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 242 pages)
Contents The land ethic stereotype: American Indian wisdom -- Where the buffalo roam: Iconoclasts and Romantics -- Between the people and the land: Luther Standing Bear, Mother Earth, and assimilation -- Talking back: John Joseph Mathews and Talking to the moon -- "She gives me a metaphor": survival and Louise Erdrich's The blue jay's dance -- Cultural identity, storytelling, place: revision and return in Louis Owen's Wolfsong -- "From the land itself": Momaday's language, landscape, and land ethic -- Living with the land: Deloria, landscape, and religion -- Liberation and the land: the environmental ethos of Gerald Vizenor -- "Changed by the wild": Linda Hogan's spirit of renewal -- Killing the whale: Sightings and the Makah hunt
Summary "Looks at the challenges faced by Native American writers who confront stereotypical representations as they assert their own ethical relationship with the earth. Lee Schweninger considers a range of genres by Native writers from various parts of the United States. Contextualizing these works within the origins, evolution, and perpetuation of the 'green' labels imposed on American Indians, Schweninger shows how writers often find themselves denying some land ethic stereotypes while seeming to embrace others"--Publisher description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 219-232) and index
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Subject American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism.
Environmental ethics.
Human ecology in literature.
Indian ethics -- North America.
Indian philosophy -- North America.
Indians in literature.
Indians of North America -- Ethnic identity.
Stereotypes (Social psychology) in literature.
Genre/Form Criticism, interpretation, etc.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2007039050
ISBN 0820336378 (electronic bk.)
9780820336374 (electronic bk.)