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Krupat, Arnold

Works: 48 works in 246 publications in 1 language and 12,960 library holdings
Genres: Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Autobiographies  History  Fiction  Pastoral fiction  Interviews  Literature 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Contributor
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Most widely held works about Arnold Krupat
Most widely held works by Arnold Krupat
For those who come after : a study of Native American autobiography by Arnold Krupat( )

18 editions published between 1985 and 1989 in English and held by 2,126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ethnocriticism : ethnography, history, literature by Arnold Krupat( Book )

14 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ethnocriticism moves cultural critique to the boundaries that exist between cultures. The boundary traversed in Krupat's adventurous new book is the contested line between native and mainstream American literatures and cultures." "For over a century the discourses of ethnography, history, and literature have sought to represent the Indian in America. Krupat considers all these discourses and the ways in which Indians have attempted to "write back," producing an oppositional - or at least a parallel - discourse. Exploring the recent convergence of ethnography and literature, he analyzes the work of Franz Boas - founder of American scientific anthropology - and of James Clifford - foremost critic of scientific anthropology." "After an innovative rhetorical reading of the Indian Removal Act of 1830, Krupat discusses the counter-discourse with which the Cherokee tried to prevent its passage. He considers the gulf between the idea of "literature" and the Native American practice of oral performance, concluding with a close analysis of representations of the Indian self in Native American autobiography. This is an exciting and ambitious new work that all scholars interested in post-modern cultural critique and cultural difference will want to read."--Jacket
The voice in the margin : Native American literature and the canon by Arnold Krupat( Book )

13 editions published between 1986 and 1989 in English and held by 1,278 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In its consideration of American Indian literature as a rich and exciting body of work, The Voice in the Margin invites us to broaden our notion of what a truly inclusive American literature might be, and of how it might be placed in relation to an international—a "cosmopolitan"—literary canon. The book comes at a time when the most influential national media have focused attention on the subject of the literary canon. They have made it an issue not merely of academic but of general public concern, expressing strong opinions on the subject of what the American student should or should not read as essential or core texts. Is the literary canon simply a given of tradition and history, or is it, and must it be, constantly under construction? The question remains hotly contested to the present moment.Arnold Krupat argues that the literary expression of the indigenous peoples of the United States has claims on us to more than marginal attention. Demonstrating a firm grasp of both literary history and contemporary critical theory, he situates Indian literature, traditional and modern, in a variety of contexts and categories. His extensive knowledge of the history and current theory of ethnography recommends the book to anthropologists and folklorists as well as to students and teachers of literature, both canonical and noncanonical. The materials covered, the perspectives considered, and the learning displayed all make The Voice in the Margin a major contribution to the exciting field of contemporary cultural studies."
That the people might live : loss and renewal in Native American elegy by Arnold Krupat( )

11 editions published between 2012 and 2016 in English and held by 1,194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Surveys the traditions of Native American elegiac expression over several centuries. Krupat covers a variety of oral performances of loss and renewal, including the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois and the memorial ceremony of the Tlingit people known as koo'eex, examining as well a number of Ghost Dance songs, which have been reinterpreted in culturally specific ways by many different tribal nations. Krupat treats elegiac "farewell" speeches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in considerable detail, and comments on retrospective autobiographies by Black Hawk and Black Elk. Among contemporary Native writers, he looks at elegiac work by Linda Hogan, N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Maurice Kenny, and Ralph Salisbury, among others. Despite differences of language and culture, he finds that death and loss are consistently felt by Native peoples both personally and socially: someone who had contributed to the People's well-being was now gone. Native American elegiac expression offered mourners consolation so that they might overcome their grief and renew their will to sustain communal life"--
I tell you now : autobiographical essays by native American writers by Brian Swann( Book )

23 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,067 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Companion to James Welch's The heartsong of Charging Elk by Arnold Krupat( )

7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 958 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Literary companion to James Welch's The Heartsong of Charging Elk that includes an unpublished chapter of "The Marseille Grace," personal interviews with the author, an essay by the author's widow, and essays by leading scholars in the field"--
Red matters : Native American studies by Arnold Krupat( )

16 editions published between 2002 and 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 938 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Arnold Krupat, one of the most original and respected critics working in Native American studies today, offers a clear and compelling set of reasons why red--Native American culture, history, and literature--should matter to Americans more than it has to date. Although there exists a growing body of criticism demonstrating the importance of Native American literature in its own right and in relation to other ethnic and minority literatures, Native materials still have not been accorded the full attention they require. Krupat argues that it is simply not possible to understand the ethical and intellectual heritage of the West without engaging America's treatment of its indigenous peoples and their extraordinary and resilient responses. Criticism of Native literature in its current development, Krupat suggests, operates from one of three critical perspectives against colonialism that he calls nationalism, indigenism, and cosmopolitanism. Nationalist critics are foremost concerned with tribal sovereignty, indigenist critics focus on non-Western modes of knowledge, and cosmopolitan critics wish to look elsewhere for comparative possibilities. Krupat persuasively contends that all three critical perspectives can work in a complementary rather than an oppositional fashion. A work marked by theoretical sophistication, wide learning, and social passion, Red Matters is a major contribution to the imperative effort of understanding the indigenous presence on the American continents."
Recovering the word : essays on native American literature( Book )

10 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 762 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American autobiography : an anthology by Arnold Krupat( Book )

10 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 585 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Native American Autobiography is the first collection to bring together the major autobiographical narratives by Native American people from the earliest documents that exist to the present._ The thirty narratives included here cover a range of tribes and cultural areas, over a span of more than 200 years. From the earliest known written memoir--a 1768 narrative by the Reverend Samson Occom, a Mohegan, reproduced as a chapter here--to recent reminiscences by such prominent writers as N. Scott Momaday and Gerald Vizenor, the book covers a broad range of Native American experience. Editor Arnold Krupat provides a general introduction, a historical introduction to each of the seven sections, extensive headnotes for each selection, and suggestions for further reading, making this an ideal resource for courses in American literature, history, anthropology, and Native American studies. General readers, too, will find a wealth of fascinating material in the life stories of these Native American men and women
Here first : autobiographical essays by Native American writers( Book )

9 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 567 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-seven Native American writers describe their lives in relation to their art and to their families in a collection demonstrating the importance of storytelling in their heritage and the complexity of their experience
New voices in Native American literary criticism( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and Undetermined and held by 564 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New Voices in Native American Literary Criticism brings together more than twenty Native American and non-Native American critics working in the United States and abroad to explore the oral and textual expressions of Native Americans past and present. Many of the contributors represent a new generation of literary criticism: younger scholars and experts in the field who have not, for the most part, been published widely. The essays discuss Inuit writing, Hopi clowning, Huichol funeral oration, contemporary poetry in the ancient language of Nahuatl, and the narratives of Ojibwe, Koasati, and Shuar storytellers. Contributors also examine the works of Gerald Vizenor, Leslie Marmon Silko, Mourning Dove, Todd Downing, Sarah Winnemucca Hopkins, and other writers. A final section of essays or "ethnocritiques" examines Western and non-Western model of knowledge and expression, and contrasting approaches to translation and transliteration. Reflecting a variety of disciplines - including anthropology, linguistics, and literature - this volume will be of interest to nonspecialists as well as specialists in American Indian literatures. More than ten tribes are represented, encompassing regions from South and Central America, Mexico, and the American Southwest and Southeast north to the Canadian Arctic
The turn to the native : studies in criticism and culture by Arnold Krupat( Book )

16 editions published between 1996 and 1998 in English and held by 555 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Turn to the Native is a long-awaited assessment of Native American studies by one of its leading practitioners. Learned and passionate, the book is a timely account of Native American literature and the critical writings that have grown up around it. It is also a polemical intervention by a critic with abiding loyalties to Native American culture and to the Western intellectual heritage that has often been seen as hostile to Native culture and society
All that remains : varieties of indigenous expression by Arnold Krupat( Book )

5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 359 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"In this dynamic collection of essays, Arnold Krupat, one of the leading critics of American Indian writing, storytelling, and film, offers insightful and provocative analyses of representations by and about Native peoples, past and present. He considers the relations between tricksters in traditional and contemporary stories, the ways in which Native peoples were depicted in mainstream American literature in the mid-nineteenth century, and how modern Cherokee authors look back upon and represent the forced removal of their ancestors from the Southeast in the 1830s. He also examines the writings of the famed Pequot public intellectual William Apess (1798-1839) and the complex communicative strategies informing the contemporary prize-winning Inuit film Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner."--Jacket
Woodsmen, or, Thoreau & the Indians : a novel by Arnold Krupat( Book )

5 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in English and held by 175 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the story of a professor who, with his life falling apart, seeks to overcome his inaction and lack of conviction by following Thoreau's lifestyle and ideals. He buys a parcel of wooded land in upstate New York, envisioning a life there similar to Thoreau's on Walden Pond. Accompanied by his friends Hope, Jules, Anna, Ariel, and Hassan, he travels to view his purchase but instead finds two signs posted by others claiming ownership of the land: one by land developers and the other by the Poquosett Tribe of Indians. Throughout the novel, Krupat contrasts Thoreau's philosophy of living in nature with the lifestyles of both the Poquosett Indians and of the professor and his circle of academic friends. His tale is one of land use and appropriation, of living a life in nature, whether it be in the way of Thoreau or the Indians
I tell you now : autobiographical essays by Native American writers( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 118 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Changed forever : American Indian boarding-school literature by Arnold Krupat( Book )

4 editions published in 2018 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Hopi boarding-school autobiographies -- Edmund Nequatewa's Born a chief -- Albert Yava's Big falling snow -- Don Talalyesva's Sun chief -- Polingaysi Qoyawayma's No turning back -- Helen Sekaquaptewa's Me and mine -- Fred Kabotie's Hopi Indian artist -- Navajo boarding-school autobiographies -- Frank Mitchell's Navajo Blessingway singer -- Irene Stewart's A voice in her tribe -- Kay Bennett's Kaibah -- Stories of traditional Navajo life and culture -- George P. Lee's silent courage -- Appendix A: The Orayvi split -- Appendix B: Other Navajo life histories -- Appendix C: Apache boarding-school autobiographies
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of American literature drawn from throughout history, beginning in 1820 and continuing through 1865. Includes a time line, color plates, and bibliographies
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym( Book )

13 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 80 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a survey of American literature from its sixteenth-century origins onwards, which features the work of over 260 writers. This edition pays attention to cultural contexts through the inclusion of 45 colour plates, 12 contextual clusters, maps and timelines, and section introductions, headnotes, footnotes and bibliographies
The Norton anthology of American literature by Nina Baym( Book )

6 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A selection of American literature drawn from throughout history, beginning with stories of the creation of the world and continuing through 1820. Includes a time line, color plates, and bibliographies
Norton Anthology of American Literature by Nina Baym( Book )

3 editions published between 2007 and 2012 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This 8th edition of 'The Norton Anthology of American Literature' presents complete major works, balancing classic and newly emergent works
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Ethnocriticism : ethnography, history, literature
Ethnocriticism : ethnography, history, literatureI tell you now : autobiographical essays by native American writersRed matters : Native American studiesNative American autobiography : an anthologyHere first : autobiographical essays by Native American writersNew voices in Native American literary criticismThe turn to the native : studies in criticism and cultureAll that remains : varieties of indigenous expression
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Arnold Krupat American writer

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