The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Trickster  Trickster Discourse in Sherman Alexie   s The Absolutely True Diary of Part Time Indian

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Trickster Trickster Discourse in Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of Part Time Indian


  • Author : Madeleine Crois
  • Publisher :
  • Release Date : 2017
  • Genre:
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  • ISBN 10 : OCLC:1050047886


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Trickster Trickster Discourse in Sherman Alexie s The Absolutely True Diary of Part Time Indian Book Description :

You are one thing yet you are another. This is a feeling many people experience on a daily base; the feeling of being a paradox in its own right. Arnold Spirit Junior, protagonist in Sherman Alexies The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, feels this way as well. On top of this, he also needs to deal with changing schools, and in order to be able to do this, he needs to change himself. I belief that he used the idea of the Native American trickster figure to do this. Because through all of my research I have concluded that the trickster is a paradox in its own terms. It is a god who creates the world and it is a human who makes mistakes. Yet the trickster is much more than that, and so is Junior....

Green Grass  Running Water
Score: 3.5
From 14 Ratings

Green Grass Running Water


  • Author : Thomas King
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-10-30
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443419123


Green Grass Running Water Book Description :

Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by award-winning author Thomas King. Alberta, Eli, Lionel and others are coming to the Blackfoot reservation for the Sun Dance. There they will encounter four Indian elders and their companion, the trickster Coyote—and nothing in the small town of Blossom will be the same again. . . ....

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Score: 4
From 41 Ratings

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Turtleback
  • Release Date : 1998-10-01
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0785769498


The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Description :

Offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation...

War Dances
Score: 3.5
From 27 Ratings

War Dances


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480457225


War Dances Book Description :

The bestselling, award-winning author’s “fiercely freewheeling collection of stories and poems about the tragicomedies of ordinary lives” (O, The Oprah Magazine). Winner of the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, War Dances blends short stories, poems, call-and-response, and more into something that only Sherman Alexie could have written. Ordinary men stand at the threshold of profound change, from a story about a famous writer caring for a dying but still willful father, to the tale of a young Indian boy who learns to value his own life by appreciating the deaths of others. Perceptions change, too, as “Another Proclamation” casts a shadow over Abraham Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, and “Invisible Dog on a Leash” limns the heartbrea...

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian
Score: 3.5
From 522 Ratings

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
  • Release Date : 2012-01-10
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316219303


The Absolutely True Diary of a Part Time Indian Book Description :

Bestselling author Sherman Alexie tells the story of Junior, a budding cartoonist growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. Determined to take his future into his own hands, Junior leaves his troubled school on the rez to attend an all-white farm town high school where the only other Indian is the school mascot. Heartbreaking, funny, and beautifully written, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, which is based on the author's own experiences, coupled with poignant drawings by Ellen Forney that reflect the character's art, chronicles the contemporary adolescence of one Native American boy as he attempts to break away from the life he was destined to live. With a forward by Markus Zusak, interviews with Sherman Alexie and Ellen Forney, a...

Reservation Blues
Score: 4
From 22 Ratings

Reservation Blues


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Open Road Media
  • Release Date : 2013-10-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781480457171


Reservation Blues Book Description :

Winner of the American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize, Sherman Alexie’s brilliant first novel tells a powerful tale of Indians, rock ’n’ roll, and redemption Coyote Springs is the only all-Indian rock band in Washington State—and the entire rest of the world. Thomas Builds-the-Fire takes vocals and bass guitar, Victor Joseph hits lead guitar, and Junior Polatkin rounds off the sound on drums. Backup vocals come from sisters Chess and Checkers Warm Water. The band sings its own brand of the blues, full of poverty, pain, and loss—but also joy and laughter. It all started one day when legendary bluesman Robert Johnson showed up on the Spokane Indian Reservation with a magical guitar, leaving it on the floor of Thomas Builds-the-Fire’...

Truth and Bright Water
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

Truth and Bright Water


  • Author : Thomas King
  • Publisher : Harper Collins
  • Release Date : 2012-05-15
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781443403252


Truth and Bright Water Book Description :

With a plethora of superb reviews and upcoming publication in the US, Thomas King’s latest work affirms him as one of our wittiest and wisest writers. Truth & Bright Water is the tale of two young cousins and one long summer. Tecumseh and Lum live in Truth, a small American town, and Bright Water, the reserve across the border and over the river. Family is the only reason most of the people stay in the towns, and yet old secrets and new mysteries keep pulling the more nomadic residents back to the fold. Monroe Swimmer, famous Indian artist, returns to live in the old church with the hope of painting it into the prairie landscape and re-establishing the buffalo population. Tecumseh’s Aunt Cassie has come back too, already arguing with his mother. ...

Indi n Humor

Indi n Humor


  • Author : Kenneth Lincoln
  • Publisher : Oxford University Press
  • Release Date : 1993-05-27
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 0195361652


Indi n Humor Book Description :

Drawing upon history, psychology, folklore, linguistics, anthropology, and the arts, this book challenges "wooden Indian" stereotypes to redefine negative attitudes and humorless approaches to Native American peoples. Moving from tribal culture to interethnic literature, Lincoln covers the traditional Trickster of origin myths, historical ironies, Euroamericans "playing Indian," feminist Indian humor at home, contemporary painters and playwrights reinventing Coyote, popular mixed-blood music and Red English, and three Native American novelists, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, and N. Scott Momaday. Indi'n Humor documents and interprets the contexts of laughter among Native Americans, as they see and are seen by the rest of the world. The study comes to f...

Blasphemy
Score: 4.5
From 6 Ratings

Blasphemy


  • Author : Sherman Alexie
  • Publisher : Grove/Atlantic, Inc.
  • Release Date : 2012-10-02
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9780802194060


Blasphemy Book Description :

Sherman Alexie’s stature as a writer of stories, poems, and novels has soared over the course of his twenty-book, twenty-year career. His wide-ranging, acclaimed stories from the last two decades have established him as a star in contemporary American literature. A bold and irreverent observer of life among Native Americans in the Pacific Northwest, the daring, versatile, funny, and outrageous Alexie showcases all his talents in Blasphemy, where he unites twelve beloved classics with twelve new stories in one sweeping anthology for devoted fans and first-time readers. Included here are some of his most esteemed tales, including “What You Pawn I Will Redeem,” "This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona,” “The Toughest Indian in the World,...

Sherman Alexie

Sherman Alexie


  • Author : Jeff Berglund
  • Publisher : University of Utah Press
  • Release Date : 2011-10-31
  • Genre: Literary Collections
  • Pages :
  • ISBN 10 : 9781607819745


Sherman Alexie Book Description :

Berglund and Jan Roush have assembled twelve leading scholars of American Indian literature to provide new perspectives on Sherman Alexie--by many accounts, the most widely read American Indian writer in the United States and likely in the world....