Alexie, Sherman 1966-
Most widely held works about Sherman Alexie
Most widely held works by Sherman Alexie
The absolutely true diary of a part-time Indian by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
51 editions published between 2007 and 2011 in 8 languages and held by 5,121 libraries worldwide
Budding cartoonist Junior leaves his troubled school on the Spokane Indian Reservation to attend an all-white farm town school where the only other Indian is the school mascot.
The Lone Ranger and Tonto fistfight in heaven by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
32 editions published between 1993 and 2008 in 4 languages and held by 2,488 libraries worldwide
In this darkly comic short story collection, Sherman Alexie, a Spokane/Coeur d'Alene Indian, brilliantly weaves memory, fantasy, and stark realism to paint a complex, grimly ironic portrait of life in and around the Spokane Indian Reservation. These twenty-two interlinked tales are narrated by characters raised on humiliation and government-issue cheese, and yet are filled with passion and affection, myth and dream. There is Victor, who as a nine-year-old crawled between his unconscious parents hoping that the alcohol seeping through their skins might help him sleep, Thomas Builds-the-Fire, who tells his stories long after people stop listening, and Jimmy Many Horses, dying of cancer, who writes letters on stationary that reads "From the Death Bed of Jimmy Many Horses III," even though he actually writes then on his kitchen table. Against a backdrop of alcohol, car accidents, laughter, and basketball, Alexie depicts the distances between Indians and whites, reservation Indians and urban Indians, men and women, and mostly poetically between modern Indians and the traditions of the past.
Reservation blues by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
28 editions published between 1995 and 2006 in 7 languages and held by 2,294 libraries worldwide
The rise to fame of Coyote Springs, an all-Indian rock-and-roll band, tracing its journey from a Spokane reservation all the way to New York. A humorous exploration of serious subjects: the effect of Christianity on Native Americans, cultural assimilation and its impact on relations between Indian men and Indian women. By the author of The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven.
Indian killer by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
37 editions published between 1995 and 2009 in 7 languages and held by 2,233 libraries worldwide
The plight of John Smith, an Indian stolen as a baby from his parents and brought up by whites. Angry because he has no roots he joins the street people, becoming a suspect when Seattle is hit by a serial killer who scalps his all-white victims. By the author of Reservation Blues.
War dances by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
22 editions published between 2009 and 2011 in English and held by 2,078 libraries worldwide
A collection of short stories includes the title story, in which a famous writer, who just learned he may have a brain tumor, must decide how to care for his distant, American Indian father who is slowly dying.
The toughest Indian in the world by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
21 editions published between 1999 and 2010 in 4 languages and held by 2,040 libraries worldwide
A collection of nine short stories about the lives and loves of modern-day American Indians.
Ten little Indians : stories by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
17 editions published between 2003 and 2005 in English and held by 1,925 libraries worldwide
Collection of new stories about Native Americans who, like all Americans, find themselves at personal and cultural crossroads, faced with heart-rending, tragic, sometimes wondrous moments of being that test their loyalties, their capacities, and their notions of who they are and who they love.
Flight : a novel by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
27 editions published between 2007 and 2010 in 3 languages and held by 1,906 libraries worldwide
On the verge of committing an act of violence, a troubled, orphaned Indian teenager finds himself hurtled through time and into various bodies, before returning to himself, forever altered by his experiences.
Face by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
4 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 980 libraries worldwide
From the Publisher: In this first full collection in nine years, Alexie's poems and prose show his celebrated passion and wit while also exploring new directions. Novelist, storyteller and performer, he won the National Book Award for his YA novel, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian. His work has been praised throughout the world, but the bedrock remains what The New York Times Book Review said of his very first book: "Mr. Alexie's is one of the major lyric voices of our time."
The business of fancydancing : stories and poems by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
5 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 943 libraries worldwide
First Indian on the moon by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
6 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 889 libraries worldwide
One stick song by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
7 editions published between 1999 and 2000 in English and held by 739 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems by contemporary Native-American writer Sherman Alexie.
The summer of black widows by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
6 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 661 libraries worldwide
The business of fancydancing ( Visual )
5 editions published between 2002 and 2003 in English and held by 492 libraries worldwide
Former Spokane Reservation best friends, Seymour and Aristotle have taken different paths when they are brought together for the funeral of an old friend. Both went off to college; one is now a successful poet, the other returned home embittered. Tensions and resentments flare as they meet again.
Old shirts & new skins by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
8 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in English and held by 485 libraries worldwide
A collection of poems reveals the spirit of Native American resistance, determination, and sovereignty.
Smoke signals by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
8 editions published in 1998 in English and German and held by 470 libraries worldwide
A bittersweet comedy about two young Native-Americans, Victor and Thomas, who leave their small town for an adventure in self-discovery.
The exiles ( Visual )
6 editions published between 2008 and 2010 in English and held by 384 libraries worldwide
"The Exiles" of the title are displaced Native Americans, living in late 1950s Los Angeles on Bunker Hill, a depressed area connected to the rest of the city by the Angels Flight trolley. The Indians were already exiles, from the moment they lost their ancestral lands and were confined to reservations. Starting on Friday afternoon and closing Saturday morning, the film follows pregnant Yvonne, her husband Homer, and their Mexican acquaintance Tommy Reynolds. Yvonne cooks dinner, Homer and Tommy drop her off at an "all-nite" movie and go to a bar, where they join a group on a joyride out to a hill--Hill X--and drunkenly greet the morning with tribal songs and dancing, while Yvonne sleeps in her neighbor's bed. A beautifully photographed slice of down-and-almost-out life, this is a portrait of women and men who are depressed over their diaspora, poverty, loneliness, alienation, lack of education and opportunity, and trying to escape the grip of a durable Los Angeles nightmare.
Conversations with Sherman Alexie by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
5 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 323 libraries worldwide
In this book, the writer displays the same passion, dynamic sense of humor, and sharp observational skills that characterize his work. The interviews, ranging from 1993 to 2007, feature Alexie speaking candidly about the ideas and themes behind poetry collections (I Would Steal Horses, First Indian on the Moon), short story collections (The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Ten Little Indians), novels (Indian Killer, Reservation Blues), and screenplays (Smoke Signals). Coeur d Alene through his father and Spokane through his mother, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit on the Spokane Indian Reservation in eastern Washington. Reservation life is a central concern in his work, as are politics, love, contemporary literature, city living (he now lives in Seattle), and his beloved sport of basketball. His wit, polemical engagement, and willingness to confront received notions have made him one of the most popular American Indian writers today.
The business of fancydancing : the screenplay by Sherman Alexie ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 183 libraries worldwide
Real Indians : portraits of contemporary Native Americans and America's tribal colleges by Andrea Modica ( Book )
1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 115 libraries worldwide
This book combines brief first-person narratives of 37 contemporary Native Americans who have been leading prominent roles in Indian education with artistic black and white photographic portraits of each of these individuals.
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