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Silko, Leslie Marmon 1948-

Overview
Works: 318 works in 667 publications in 11 languages and 27,937 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  History  Domestic fiction  Biography  Folklore  Interviews  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Western stories  Short stories 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.I44, 813.54
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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

88 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,689 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremony that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair
Almanac of the dead : a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

34 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,834 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie dramatizes the often desperate struggle of native peoples in the Americas to keep, at all costs, the core of their culture: their way of seeing, their way of believing, their way of being
Gardens in the dunes : a novel by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

24 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,725 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Indigo, an Indian girl from Arizona orphaned by U.S. Cavalry, is adopted by an intellectual white woman who takes her on a tour of Europe. A look at Western civilization through Indigo's eyes
Storyteller by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

31 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,541 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storytelling is an integral part of Native American tradition. In this volume, Leslie Marmon Silko demonstrates that storytelling is not only alive but still imbued with the power to move and deeply affect us
Yellow woman and a beauty of the spirit : essays on Native American life today by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

14 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,183 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of essays on Native American life in contemporary America, exploring issues such as Pueblo language and literature, the importance of the land to the Indian people, and the unfair treatment Native Americans receive from the U.S. legal system
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko( )

10 editions published between 2000 and 2011 in English and held by 707 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The poetic, dreamlike tale of Tayo, a mixed-blood Laguna Pueblo and veteran of World War II. Tormented by shell shock and haunted by memories of his cousin who died in the war, Tayo struggles on his impoverished reservation. After turning to alcohol to ease his pain, he strives for a better understanding of who he is"--Publisher's web site
Yellow woman by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 540 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Leslie Marmon Silko by Leslie Marmon Silko( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 224 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profiles best known Native American woman author Leslie Marmon Silko, whose work is strongly rooted in her own matrilineal tribal background. Like all writing of lasting value, it uses particular experiences and places to reveal universal truths. Here, Silko discusses her own background and the interrelationship between her smaller, immediate Indian world and the larger brutal surrounding world
Laguna woman : poems by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 120 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American novelists( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 70 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Native American experience is portrayed in conversations with four Native American authors, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie M. Silko and Gerald Vizenor
Running on the edge of the rainbow : Laguna stories & poems by Leslie Marmon Silko( Visual )

11 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storyteller/writer Leslie Silko shares stories and poems with friends and reflects on the nature of Laguna storytelling, its functions, and some of the problems she has faced using Laguna stories in her own work
Rain by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

1 edition published in 1996 in English and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American literature by Ken Lopez Bookseller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The delicacy and strength of lace : letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James Wright by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

7 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

From the publisher. Leslie Marmon Silko and James Wright met only twice. Their first encounter was brief, at a writers' conference in Michigan. Their correspondence began three years later, after Wright wrote to Silko praising her book Ceremony. The letters began formally, and then each writer gradually opened to the other, sharing his or her life, work, and struggles. The second meeting between the two writers came in a hospital room, as Wright lay dying of cancer
Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains sixteen interviews that provide insight into the thinking and writing of twentieth-century Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko
Sacred water : narratives and pictures by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

5 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Analyse: An autobiographical narrative, with emphasis on the importance of water
Native American short stories( Book )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The turquoise ledge : [a memoir] by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

4 editions published between 2010 and 2014 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Profound reflections on family and the natural world-from the legendary Native American author. With the publication of Ceremony in 1978, Leslie Marmon Silko established herself as a storyteller of unique power and brilliance. Now, in her first work of nonfiction, Silko combines memoir with family history and observations on the creatures and desert landscapes that command her attention and inform her vision of the world. Ambitious in scope and full of wonderfully plainspoken and evocative lyricism, The Turquoise Ledge is both an exploration of Silko's experience and a moving and deeply personal contemplation of the enormous spiritual power of the natural world
Leslie Marmon Silko : a collection of critical essays by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

1 edition published in 1999 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

With the publication of Ceremony in 1977, a strikingly original voice appeared in Native American fiction. These thirteen essays, the first collection devoted entirely to Silko's work, present new perspectives on her fiction and provide a deeper understanding of her work. From her engagement with the New Mexico landscape to her experiments with cross-cultural narratives and form to her apocalyptic vision of race relations in Almanac of the Dead, Silko has earned her place as a significant contemporary American writer. All of Silko's important short fiction, her nonfiction essays, and her novel Almanac of the Dead are examined here
Boomer : railroad memoirs by Linda Niemann( )

1 edition published in 2011 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Niemann writes about the railroaders' craft beyond the tracks, and the American landscape ; she candidly explores the diversity of her own complex nature--sexual, intellectual, spiritual
 
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Almanac of the dead : a novelGardens in the dunes : a novelStorytellerYellow woman and a beauty of the spirit : essays on Native American life todayYellow womanThe delicacy and strength of lace : letters between Leslie Marmon Silko & James WrightConversations with Leslie Marmon SilkoThe turquoise ledge : [a memoir]Leslie Marmon Silko : a collection of critical essays