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The Resource Captured in the middle : tradition and experience in contemporary Native American writing, Sidner Larson

Captured in the middle : tradition and experience in contemporary Native American writing, Sidner Larson

Label
Captured in the middle : tradition and experience in contemporary Native American writing
Title
Captured in the middle
Title remainder
tradition and experience in contemporary Native American writing
Statement of responsibility
Sidner Larson
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Annotation.
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Larson, Sidner J.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
index present
Language note
English
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
McLellan Bks
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American literature
  • American literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Group identity in literature
  • Experience in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Indiens d'Amérique
  • Identité collective dans la littérature
  • Expérience dans la littérature
  • Indiens d'Amérique dans la littérature
  • LITERARY CRITICISM
  • Experience in literature
  • Group identity in literature
  • Indians in literature
  • Indians of North America
  • Literatur
  • Schriftsteller
  • Littérature américaine
  • Littérature américaine
  • Indiens
  • Identité collective
  • Indiens
  • Geschichte 1900-2000
  • USA
  • Indianer
  • SOCIAL SCIENCE / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Summary expansion
Sidner Larson's Captured in the Middle embodies the very nature of Indian storytelling, which is circular, drawing upon the personal experiences of the narrator at every turn, to argue that contemporary Native American literary criticism is stalled. On one hand are the scholars who portray Indians stereotypically, assuming that the experiences of all tribal groups have largely been the same. On the other hand are those scholars who focus on the "authenticity" of the writer. In contrast, Larson considers the scholarship of Vine Deloria, Jr., who has a genuine understanding of the balance required in dealing with these issues. Two writers who have successfully redescribed many of the contemporary romantic stereotypes are James Welch and Louise Erdrich, both northern Plains Indians whose works are markedly different, their writing highlighting the disparate ways tribal groups have responded to colonization. Larson describes Indians today as postapocalyptic peoples who have already lived through the worst imaginable suffering. By confronting the issues of fear, suppression, and lost identity through literature, Indians may finally move forward to imagine and create for themselves a better future, serving as models for the similarly fractured cultures found throughout the world today
Label
Captured in the middle : tradition and experience in contemporary Native American writing, Sidner Larson
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Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- House made of cards : the construction of American Indians -- American Indians, authenticity, and the future -- Vine Deloria, Jr. : reconstructing the logic of belief -- Constituting and preserving self through writing -- Louise Erdrich : protecting and celebrating culture -- James Welch's Indian lawyer -- Pragmatism and American Indian thought -- Conclusion
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ocn748551348
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Extent
1 online resource (183 pages)
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unknown
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online
Isbn
9780295800738
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unknown
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computer
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rdamedia
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c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780295981321
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22573/ctvct83tc
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not applicable
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unknown
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unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748551348
Label
Captured in the middle : tradition and experience in contemporary Native American writing, Sidner Larson
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 167-173) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- House made of cards : the construction of American Indians -- American Indians, authenticity, and the future -- Vine Deloria, Jr. : reconstructing the logic of belief -- Constituting and preserving self through writing -- Louise Erdrich : protecting and celebrating culture -- James Welch's Indian lawyer -- Pragmatism and American Indian thought -- Conclusion
Control code
ocn748551348
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (183 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780295800738
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
JSTOR
Other control number
9780295981321
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctvct83tc
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)748551348

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