Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts
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Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts

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This remarkable collection of eight essays offers a rare perspective on the issue of cross-cultural communication. Greg Sarris is concerned with American Indian texts, both oral and written, as well as with other American Indian cultural phenomena such as basketry and religion. His essays cover a range of topics that include orality, art, literary criticism, and pedagogy,...more
Paperback, 214 pages
Published August 5th 1993 by University of California Press (first published July 6th 1993)
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an engaging collection of essays on oral culture, textual interpretation, and native american identity. sarris writes clear, interesting prose and tells good stories. as someone who is fascinated by framing, editorial authority, native culture, and education, i found this book thought-provoking.
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A classic of Native literary criticism. Many developments have happened in NAS since the publication of Keeping Slug Woman Alive, a book that had a significant impact on much of them.
Sheila Rocha
The word is empowered by the intent.
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Gregory Michael Sarris is a college professor, acclaimed author, screenwriter and scholar, holds an Endowed Chair in Native American Studies within the School of Arts and Humanities at Sonoma State University.
A Santa Rosa native, Sarris has published several books, including the widely anthologized collection of essays, "Keeping Slug Woman Alive: A Holistic Approach to American Indian Texts," an...more
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