N. Scott Momaday

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N. Scott Momaday


Born
in Lawton, Oklahoma, The United States
February 27, 1934

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N. Scott Momaday's baritone voice booms from any stage. The listener, whether at the United Nations in New York City or next to the radio at home, is transported through time, known as 'kairos"and space to Oklahoma near Carnegie, to the "sacred, red earth" of Momaday's tribe.

Born Feb. 27, 1934, Momaday's most famous book remains 1969's House Made of Dawn, the story of a Pueblo boy torn between the modern and traditional worlds, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize and was honored by his tribe. He is a member of the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society. He is also a Regents Professor of Humanities at the University of Arizona, and has published other novels, memoir, plays and poetry. He's been called the dean of American Indian writers, and he has influe
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“A word has power in and of itself. It comes from nothing into sound and meaning; it gives origin to all things.”
N. Scott Momaday, The Way to Rainy Mountain

“As far as I am concerned, poetry is a statement concerning the human condition, composed in verse.”
N. Scott Momaday

“I wonder if, in the dark night of the sea, the octopus dreams of me.”
N. Scott Momaday

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Ater the Summer of Love in 1967 what author published a book in 1968 that would win the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction?

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The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test - Tom Wolfe
 
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House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday
 
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Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
 
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