The The Nature of Native American Poetry (Paperback)
  • The The Nature of Native American Poetry (Paperback)
zoom

The The Nature of Native American Poetry (Paperback)

(author)
£25.95
Paperback 176 Pages / Published: 30/12/2000
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
The beginning of the twenty-first century marks the maturation of the voices of indigenous poets in the United States. Norma Wilson's appealing and accessible collection of essays is both an introduction to and an enthusiastic celebration of the poetic vistas inhabited by modern Native American writers. Wilson's scope is both broad and specific as she draws from contemporary criticism, tribal histories and folklore, interviews with writers, and, of course, from the poetry itself. Her study is firmly grounded in the oral traditions and personal and tribal histories of the eight poets on whom she focuses. At the same time, Wilson's broad understanding of the literary heritage of East, West, and First nations allows her to place Native American poetry in global and historical context. Wilson points out Native American writers have been influenced by such well known Western 'canon' poets as Blake, Whitman, and Ginsberg. Her study further elucidates the clear mark that Native American literature, culture, and oral-poetic traditions have left on five centuries of British and American literature. This is a guidebook mapping the modern rhythms of our ancient literary landscape.

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
ISBN: 9780826322593
Number of pages: 176
Weight: 245 g
Dimensions: 230 x 155 x 10 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"Norma C. Wilson's introduction to the present state of Native American poetry appears at an appropriate moment, when a new millennium and a substantial body of evidence suggest that some stock can be taken in our judgment of what might be called the older generation of Native American poets, those who were born in the 1930s and 1940s and achieved their critical reputations in the last quarter of the twentieth century. . . . She is to be congratulated for having written a book, which actually can be read. It probably will not appear particularly sophisticated to those academics who seem to regard literary discussion as a self-indulgent excuse for mutual incomprehensibility, but those readers who really want and deserve a convenient introduction to what makes Native American poets unique and yet situated within a larger poetic and cultural tradition will owe a debt of gratitude to Norma Wilson for providing it."
a . . . illuminating and reader-friendly . . . a
"This book serves as a usable addition to the growing list of studies in a flourishing area of contemporary literature."

You may also be interested in...

Howl, Kaddish and Other Poems
Added to basket
Collected Poems
Added to basket
£14.99
Paperback
Robert Burns, the Complete Poetical Works
Added to basket
The Prophet
Added to basket
£6.99
Paperback
Poem For The Day One
Added to basket
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£14.99
Hardback
Selected Poems: Keats
Added to basket
New Selected Poems 1966-1987
Added to basket
Beowulf
Added to basket
£10.99
Paperback
The Odyssey
Added to basket
£7.99
Paperback
Poetry Please
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
Poems That Make Grown Men Cry
Added to basket
New And Selected Poems, Volume One
Added to basket
The Nation's Favourite: Poems
Added to basket
£8.99   £6.99
Paperback
Paradise Lost
Added to basket
£8.99
Paperback

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.