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The Master Butchers Singing Club

Author : Louise Erdrich
ISBN : 9780061747380
Genre : Fiction
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From National Book Award-winning, New York Times-bestselling author Louise Erdrich, a profound and enchanting new novel: a richly imagined world “where butchers sing like angels.” Having survived World War I, Fidelis Waldvogel returns to his quiet German village and marries the pregnant widow of his best friend, killed in action. With a suitcase full of sausages and a master butcher's precious knife set, Fidelis sets out for America. In Argus, North Dakota, he builds a business, a home for his family—which includes Eva and four sons—and a singing club consisting of the best voices in town. When the Old World meets the New—in the person of Delphine Watzka—the great adventure of Fidelis's life begins. Delphine meets Eva and is enchanted. She meets Fidelis, and the ground trembles. These momentous encounters will determine the course of Delphine's life, and the trajectory of this brilliant novel.

Discovering Identity In Louise Erdrich S Master Butchers Singing Club

Author : Jeris Swanhorst
ISBN : OCLC:213331602
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Master Butchers Singing Club 20pk Rgg

Author : Louise Erdrich
ISBN : 0060592508
Genre : Fiction
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A Reader S Guide To The Novels Of Louise Erdrich

Author : Peter G. Beidler
ISBN : 0826216714
Genre : Literary Criticism
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"A revised and expanded, comprehensive guide to the novels of Native American author Louise Erdrich from Love Medicine to The Painted Drum. Includes chronologies, genealogical charts, complete dictionary of characters, map and geographical details about settings, and a glossary of all the Ojibwe words and phrases used in the novels"--Provided by publisher.

The Cambridge Companion To Native American Literature

Author : Joy Porter
ISBN : 0521822831
Genre : Literary Criticism
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Collects information on literature by Native Americans from the 1770s to the present day.

Passion De La Guerre Et Guerre Des Passions Dans Les Etats Unis D Am Rique

Author : Anne Garrait-Bourrier
ISBN : 9782845163928
Genre : American literature
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C'est dans les éternelles tensions entre amour et haine que se jouent les grandes batailles de l'Histoire. Ceci est particulièrement vrai des Etats-Unis d'Amérique, dont la jeune République s'est construite sur le sang des Indiens, s'est développée dans la violence du conflit vietnamien et a, dans un ultime soubresaut, tenté d'imposer au monde l'image de son pouvoir dans le trauma de l'Irak. Mais le regard des chercheurs autour de ce thème est celui d'amoureux de l'Amérique, de ses richesses culturelles et de ses contradictions. Toujours respectueux de cette grande nation, ils essaient de comprendre le pourquoi d'une telle répétition, sans juger les hommes mais sans complaisance aucune pour les politiciens qui, toujours, décident seuls du sort des peuples.

Aesthetic Practices And Politics In Media Music And Art

Author : Rocío G. Davis
ISBN : 9781136922114
Genre : Art
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This volume analyzes innovative forms of media and music (art installations, television commercials, photography, films, songs, telenovelas) to examine the performance of migration in contemporary culture. Though migration studies and media studies are ostensibly different fields, this transnational collection of essays addresses how their interconnection has shaped our understanding of the paradigms through which we think about migration, ethnicity, nation, and the transnational. Cultural representations intervene in collective beliefs. Art and media clearly influence the ways the experience of migration is articulated and recalled, intervening in individual perceptions as well as public policy. To understand the connection between migration and diverse media, the authors examine how migration is represented in film, television, music, and art, but also how media shape the ways in which host country and homeland are imagined. Among the topics considered are new mediated forms for representing migration, widening the perspective on the ways these representations may be analyzed; readings of enactments of memory in trans- and inter-disciplinary ways; and discussions of globalization and transnationalism, inviting us to rethink traditional borders in respect to migration, nation states, as well as disciplines.

Afterlives Of Modernism

Author : John Carlos Rowe
ISBN : 9781584659969
Genre : Literary Criticism
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A defense of liberalism in modernist and contemporary American writers

Fiction Crime And The Feminine

Author : Rédouane Abouddahab
ISBN : 9781443828284
Genre : Literary Collections
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The form of art called fiction has always been the privileged framework providing the perfect alibi for facing, framing, and containing the Other’s desire and the strange libido attached to violence: in other words, there is an ambivalent dimension inherent in the scenarios and fantasies we enjoy by proxy. Are not the fairy tales of our childhood full of images of death and violence, whose fascinating presence is paradoxically meant to make us feel all the more safely tucked up in bed? After all, the wolf or the Little Red Riding Hood, the monstrous killer or the unfortunate victim are but fictitious characters, mere shifting positions: they are “not me”—therefore, thanks to the willing suspension of disbelief process, any reading “I” may shift into their speech or thoughts on the fictional screen, a stage both for projection of and protection from such forbidden enjoyments. Crime fiction has also for a long time been the genre for such containment. Ever since Victorian “craniology,” criminal violence has remained as resistant as ever to scientific measurement—even to the more recent techniques of investigation of the brain. Where women are concerned they were first and mostly fascinating victims but they also nowadays feature in the role of the criminals, adding to the first fascination the mystery of a woman’s desire beyond the pale of societal expectations. Indeed, more and more pieces of crime fiction nowadays refuse to grant the simple pleasures of old: what if, for example, the text refuses to comply to the “whodunnit” convention? What about those stories that instead of closure, will diffuse a mist, a sense of unrest by their emphasis on the inexplicable lure of violence? In other words, gone are the days of the satisfaction granted by traditional closure and return to a solidly structured society, made safe again by the disposal of the scene of violence. But writing as such is also to be taken into consideration, and what forcefully determines the writing is not only the historical trauma (whose active presence in the fiction cannot be denied), but especially some unresolved traumatic event or exclusion that makes one write and, through the writing, quest bliss, but that also makes one renounce the attachment to the inevitably lost bliss.

Native American Novels

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Commentary (novels not included). Pages: 43. Chapters: Shell Shaker, Pushing the Bear, Fools Crow, The Master Butchers Singing Club, Love Medicine, House Made of Dawn, Flight, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, Waterlily, Truth and Bright Water, Green Grass, Running Water, The Silver Cloud Caf, La Maravilla, Tideland, Reservation Blues, Medicine River, The Fast Red Road: A Plainsong, The Bird is Gone: A Manifesto, All the Beautiful Sinners, Indian Killer, The Post-War Dream, December 6, Rose, Demon Theory, The Heirs of Columbus, Bleed Into Me, The Long Trial of Nolan Dugatti, Ledfeather, Almanac of the Dead, A Slight Trick of the Mind, Bearheart: The Heirship Chronicles, Griever: An American Monkey King in China, The Trickster of Liberty, Winter in the Blood, Ceremony, The Cosmology of Bing, Branches, UnderSurface, Nightwing, Gypsy in Amber, Whompyjawed, The Grass Dancer. Excerpt: Shell Shaker is a novel by writer and playwright LeAnne Howe, an enrolled member of the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma. The novel is notable for the way it interweaves two tales of murder involving flawed Choctaw political leaders set over 200 years apart in the mid 18th century and 1991, connected through the peacemaking Billy family. According to the author, "Shell Shaker is a book about power, its misuse, and how a community responds. It's not for Indians only." A "shell shaker" is a woman who participates in a specific Choctaw ceremony in which empty turtle shells are tied around the dancer's feet. The purpose of the dance is to pray to spirits to carry out a request. The Billy family featured in the novel is descended from the first shell shaker, Grandmother of Birds. Shell Shaker links two generations of the Billy peacemaking family through increasingly similar circumstances. The early tale, beginning in 1738 in pre-removal Choctaw Mississippi...

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