Table of contents for The invention of Native American literature / Robert Dale Parker.


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1 Tradition, Invention, and Aesthetics in Native American
  Literature and Literary Criticism 1

2 Nothing to Do:John Joseph Mathews's Sundown and
  Restless Young Indian Men 19

3 Who Shot the Sheriff: Storytelling, Indian Identity, and the
  Marketplace of Masculinity in D'Arcy McNickle's The
  Surrounded 51

4 Text, Lines, and Videotape: Reinventing Oral Stories as
  Written Poems 80

5 The Existential Surfboard and the Dream of Balance, or "To be there, no
  authority to anything": The Poetry ofRay A. Young Bear 101

6 The Reinvention of Restless Young Men: Storytelling and Poetry in
  Leslie Marmon Silko 's Ceremony and Thomas King's Medicine
  River   128

7 Material Choices: American Fictions and the Post-canon 168

  Appendix: Legs, Sex, Orgies, Speed, and Alcohol, After Strange Gods:
  John Joseph Mathews's Lost Generation Letter 188





Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication: American literature Indian authors History and criticism, American literature 20th century History and criticism, Indians of North America Intellectual life, Indians in literature