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Silko, Leslie Marmon 1948-

Overview
Works: 330 works in 731 publications in 11 languages and 29,722 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Historical fiction  Folklore  Western fiction  Short stories  History  Domestic fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Interviews 
Roles: Author, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3569.I44, 813.54
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Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

93 editions published between 1977 and 2016 in 11 languages and held by 3,870 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 )

39 editions published between 1991 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,817 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 )

25 editions published between 1999 and 2014 in English and German and held by 1,680 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 )

34 editions published between 1980 and 2012 in English and Italian and held by 1,593 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 )

15 editions published between 1996 and 2012 in English and held by 1,172 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
Spider Woman's granddaughters : traditional tales and contemporary writing by Native American women by Paula Gunn Allen( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in English and held by 1,068 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American scholar, literary critic, poet, and novelist Paula Gunn Allen, who is herself a Laguna Pueblo-Sioux Indian, became increasingly aware in her academic career that the writings of Native Americans, especially women, have been marginalized by the Western literary canon. Allen set out to understand why this was so and, more importantly, to remedy the situation. The result is this powerful collection of traditional tales, biographical writings, and contemporary short stories, many by the most accomplished Native American women writing today, including: Louise Erdrich, Mary TallMountain, Linda Hogan, and many others
Understanding inequality : the intersection of race/ethnicity, class, and gender by Barbara A Arrighi( )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 744 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As the age of globalization and New Media unite disparate groups of people in new ways, the continual transformation and interconnections between ethnicity, class, and gender become increasingly complex. This reader, comprised of a diverse array of sources ranging from the New York Times to the journals of leading research universities, explores these issues as systems of stratification that work to reinforce one another. Understanding Inequality provides students and academics with the basic hermeneutics for considering new thought on ethnicity, class, and gender in the 21st century
Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko( )

17 editions published between 1985 and 2014 in English and held by 693 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 )

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

Leslie Marmon Silko by Leslie Marmon Silko( Visual )

4 editions published between 1995 and 2000 in English and Italian and held by 188 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Silko's work is strongly rooted in her own matrilineal tribal background, using particular experiences and places to reveal universal truths. Discusses her own background and the interrelationship between her smaller, immediate Indian world and the larger brutal surrounding world
The best American short stories, 1975 ; and, the Yearbook of the American short story( Book )

1 edition published in 1975 in English and held by 161 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

21 short stories +Biographical notes & Yearbook of American S.S
Laguna woman : poems by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

5 editions published between 1974 and 1994 in English and held by 121 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American novelists( Visual )

3 editions published between 1995 and 2004 in English and held by 64 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 )

12 editions published between 1978 and 1990 in English and No Linguistic content and held by 50 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 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Native American literature by Ken Lopez Bookseller( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1985 and 1986 in English and held by 15 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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 -- Provided by the publisher
Conversations with Leslie Marmon Silko by Leslie Marmon Silko( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains sixteen interviews that provide insight into the thinking and writing of twentieth-century Native American author Leslie Marmon Silko
Select writers of the twentieth century : a brief anthology by Fla.) Saint Leo University (Saint Leo( Book )

1 edition published in 2005 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The mammoth book of Westerns( Book )

1 edition published in 2013 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Presents a collection of Western tales by such authors as Elmer Kelton, Max Brand, Zane Grey, Thomas Thompson, and Stephen Crane
 
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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 Silko
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Лесли Мармон Силко

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