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Penn, W. S. 1949-

Overview
Works: 22 works in 105 publications in 2 languages and 6,836 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Folklore  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Psychological fiction  Live sound recordings  Conference papers and proceedings  Abstracts 
Roles: Author, Editor, Other, Speaker
Classifications: E98.F6, 398.208997
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about W. S Penn
 
Most widely held works by W. S Penn
The telling of the world : Native American stories and art( Book )

3 editions published in 1996 in English and held by 641 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The anthology contains legends and stories from many Native American tribes and nations - Mohawk, Sioux, Cree, Nez Perce, Yakima, Cherokee, Zuni, to name but a few - collected from both traditional and contemporary sources. These inspirational tales follow the path of life - from creation and birth, through adolescence, family relationships, love and marriage, death and renewal. Words recounted by respected storytellers reveal a unique approach to the world, as well as a desire to pass along the knowledge necessary to lead a good life. Taken as a whole, the stories reveal an innate power to entertain, to instruct, to bind people together into a healing community, and to provide an identity and a unifying vision. These stories are richly illustrated with art - paintings, sculpture, drawings - created by modern Native American artists, and historically significant artifacts. Their work showcases the enduring spirit of Native American peoples who have found ways to survive and to continue telling their stories, revealing who they are for future generations. Among the artists included are Jaune Quick-To-See-Smith, George Longfish, Emmi Whitehorse, and Fred Kabotie
As we are now : mixblood essays on race and identity by W. S Penn( Book )

13 editions published between 1997 and 1998 in English and Undetermined and held by 577 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

As we are now: mix blood essays on race and identity
Feathering Custer by W. S Penn( Book )

9 editions published between 2001 and 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 447 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

His book is a bracing challenge to make these traditions a foundation for a distinctive literary and cultural theory for Native lives and literatures."--Jacket
The absence of angels by W. S Penn( Book )

9 editions published between 1994 and 2016 in English and held by 403 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The narrator-protagonist of this magical novel about urban mixed-blood Indian life is Albert (Alley) Hummingbird, a self-conscious, shy college student who masks his feelings with humor and who longs to reconcile the two cultures that have formed him. Alley is not supposed to live at birth, but his grandfather, a Nez Perce, rescues him from Death (who reappears throughout the novel as a petty, mean, pathetic, and ultimately funny character). The grandfather's teachings to Alley, which come from the afterlife region known as the "absence of angels," connect Alley to his Indian heritage when he most needs it. Otherwise his life is fragmented: a father who rejected his heritage, a mother who is slightly mad, and a friend, Sara, with whom Alley is in love."--Jacket
Killing time with strangers by W. S Penn( Book )

4 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 355 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Palimony Blue Larue, a mixblood growing up in a small California town, suffers from a painful shyness and wants more than anything to be liked. That's why Mary Blue, his Nez Perce mother, has dreamed the weyekin, the spirit guide, to help her bring into the world the one lasting love her son needs to overcome the diffidence that runs so deep in his blood."--Jacket
PVC technology by W. S Penn( Book )

32 editions published between 1962 and 1972 in 3 languages and held by 314 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This is the world by W. S Penn( Book )

3 editions published in 2000 in English and held by 211 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Storytelling in the digital age by W. S Penn( Book )

11 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 168 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Through a professional story-teller's sometimes humorous commentary on culture and literature from The Odyssey on, Storytelling in the Digital Age suggests that literature is not an artifact to be studied but a living process. Often irreverent, crossing literary and scholarly lines, W.S. Penn aims to discover what literature does for an imaginatively engaged reader. Aimed to amuse, provoke, and propose ideas, this book makes bold new statements about what it means to be human through an interrogation of a variety of stories told and re-told over thousands of years
All my sins are relatives by W. S Penn( Book )

3 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The customary cant about being an American Indian goes like this: Indians must live in wide open spaces; they must define their spirituality by chant, dance, and drum; they must pass down their traditions with reverent care; and they must offer tourists Indian art and Indian experiences to take home. On one side of commercial Indianness there is sloppy sentimentality, and on the other, speechless hatred. But what of those born between, like W.S. Penn, with an Anglo parent demanding that Indianness be abandoned and an Indian parent clinging to all that can be held? What of those who grew up in the cities? Can they express more than confusion, frustration, and rage? Are there alternatives to assimilation, submission, or revolt? In All My Sins Are Relatives Penn finds in his own family three generations trying to come to terms with their differences and with their Indianness. Within its pages, Penn describes learning the depths of his love for his grandfather, to whom he dedicated this book. "As arrogant as youth can be, I was often too busy silently grading his grammar to pay real attention and see what he was giving me." Among the gifts was an awareness of what a story could tell, what it could conceal, and what it could never tell. His grandfather inhabited a different sense of time, and it was a long while before Penn lived there, too. When he did, he was back again with a story, working out how Indian writers wrote poetry and prose. In the work of other Indian writers and in his own Penn found that, although white and Indian cultures cannot mingle, they can be bridged. All My Sins Are Relatives is a bridge
Interludes of an old bird, dwarfheart of a young : stories by W. S Penn( )

1 edition published in 1977 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

"I prefer to say as little as possible about the stories contained herein, but would rather make what assertions I may about the story, and hope this collection supports those assertions. I believe three things, generally: 1) That the short story is a genre of its own creation and growth, and has little to do directly with other genres, especially the novel, in terms of its origin; 2) that anything can be done in the story genre, AS LONG AS it is done well--which is the hard part; and, 3) that while the short story will prove to be our most vital and important genre of this century, we are still in need of readers with new and enduring imaginations (we may wonder where stories come from; I wonder where they go to)."--"Abstract."
Our Herrman root's [sic] by Lois Giraud Lemon( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Michigan Writers Symposium records( )

in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

One archive box is devoted to each annual symposium. The symposia were sponsored by the Michigan State University Libraries and held at Michigan State University from 1992 to 1998, except 1996. Sound recordings, publicity material, photographs and correspondence are included
Bill Penn introduces Sherman Alexie to the audience at Wharton Center by W. S Penn( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Bill Penn introduces Sherman Alexie as the first speaker in the twelfth year of the Celebrity Lecture Series
The opening of the twelfth season of the Dean's Celebrity Lecture Series at Michigan State University( Recording )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Wendy Wilkins, Dean of the College of Arts and Letters, opens the twelfth season of the Celebrity Lecture Series, and introduces Professor Bill Penn, who introduces the speaker, Sherman Alexie
[Students read from their original, award wining works at the 2005 Michigan State University Student Writers Awards Night] by W. S Penn( )

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

At the 2005 Michigan State University Student Writers Awards Night, students read from their original, award wining works. Readers include: Jared Erling, Jennifer Popa, and double winner Colleen Farrow. The event is convened and hosted by MSU Professor of English William Penn. Part of the MSU Libraries' Michigan Writers Series. Held in the MSU Main Library
[Michigan State University Professor William Penn introduces novelist Jane Smiley at the Celebrity Lecture Series] by W. S Penn( Recording )

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

Professor William Penn introduces novelist Jane Smiley at the Celebrity Lecture Series
Returning the Gift IX : Wordcraft Circle Writing Workshop for Native Americans( Visual )

1 edition published in 2000 in English and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Videorecording of a Native American creative writing workshop, held at Northeastern State University, Tahlequah, Oklahoma, in 2000. Includes a discussion on the difficulties Native Americans face as educators in higher education
Mergers and acquistions in the United States chemical industry by Management & Economics Research Inc( Book )

1 edition published in 1967 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Penn, W. S.

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Penn, William S. 1949-

William S. Penn American academic

Languages
English (98)

French (1)

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Feathering CusterThe absence of angelsKilling time with strangersThis is the worldAll my sins are relatives