The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 242
Release: 2013
ISBN: 9780802121998
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Excerpt:

Offers a fictional portrait of the characters, language, traditions, and daily life of those living on the Spokane Indian Reservation.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author: Sherman Alexie
Publsiher: Open Road Media
Total Pages: 269
Release: 2013-10-15
ISBN: 1480457167
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Excerpt:

Sherman Alexie’s darkly humorous story collection weaves memory, fantasy, and stark reality to powerfully evoke life on the Spokane Indian Reservation. The twenty-four linked tales in Alexie’s debut collection—an instant classic—paint an unforgettable portrait of life on and around the Spokane Indian Reservation, a place where “Survival = Anger x Imagination,” where HUD houses and generations of privation intertwine with history, passion, and myth. We follow Thomas Builds-the-Fire, the longwinded storyteller no one really listens to; his half-hearted nemesis, Victor, the basketball star turned recovering alcoholic; and a wide cast of other vividly drawn characters on a haunting journey filled with humor and sorrow, resilience and resignation, dreams and reality. Alexie’s unadulterated honesty and boundless compassion come together in a poetic vision of a world in which the gaps between past and present are not really gaps after all. The basis for the acclaimed 1998 feature film Smoke Signals,the Chicago Tribune noted, “The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven . . . is for the American Indian what Richard Wright’s Native Son was for the black American in 1940.” The collection received a Special Citation for the PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Fiction. This ebook edition features a new prologue from the author, as well as an illustrated biography and rare photos from Sherman Alexie’s personal collection.

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2016-06-29
ISBN: 1410351351
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s  The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven
Author: Cengage Learning Gale
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 44
Release: 2017-07-25
ISBN: 9781375392211
Category: Study Aids
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Novels for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Novels for Students for all of your research needs.

Understanding Sherman Alexie

Understanding Sherman Alexie
Author: Daniel Grassian
Publsiher: Univ of South Carolina Press
Total Pages: 230
Release: 2005
ISBN: 9781570035715
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Understanding Sherman Alexie Book Excerpt:

Offers a chronological examination of the work of the Native American novelist, poet, filmmaker, and short story writer.

Muting White Noise

Muting White Noise
Author: James H. Cox
Publsiher: University of Oklahoma Press
Total Pages: 354
Release: 2012-11-19
ISBN: 0806185465
Category: Fiction
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Muting White Noise Book Excerpt:

Native American fiction writers have confronted Euro-American narratives about Indians and the colonial world those narratives help create. These Native authors offer stories in which Indians remake this colonial world by resisting conquest and assimilation, sustaining their cultures and communities, and surviving. In Muting White Noise, James H. Cox considers how Native authors have liberated our imaginations from colonial narratives. Cox takes his title from Sherman Alexie, for whom the white noise of a television set represents the white mass-produced culture that mutes American Indian voices. Cox foregrounds the work of Native intellectuals in his readings of the American Indian novel tradition. He thereby develops a critical perspective from which to re-see the role played by the Euro-American novel tradition in justifying and enabling colonialism. By examining novels by Native authors—especially Thomas King, Gerald Vizenor, and Alexie—Cox shows how these writers challenge and revise colonizers’ tales about Indians. He then offers “red readings” of some revered Euro-American novels, including Herman Melville’s Moby-Dick, and shows that until quite recently, even those non-Native storytellers who sympathized with Indians could imagine only their vanishing by story’s end. Muting White Noise breaks new ground in literary criticism. It stands with Native authors in their struggle to reclaim their own narrative space and tell stories that empower and nurture, rather than undermine and erase, American Indians and their communities.

Popular Contemporary Writers

Popular Contemporary Writers
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Marshall Cavendish
Total Pages: 148
Release: 2006
ISBN: 9780761476023
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Popular Contemporary Writers Book Excerpt:

Ninety-six alphabetically arranged author profiles include biographical information, critical commentary, and illustrations.

Companion to Literature

Companion to Literature
Author: Abby H. P. Werlock
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 859
Release: 2009
ISBN: 143812743X
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Companion to Literature Book Excerpt:

Praise for the previous edition:Booklist/RBB "Twenty Best Bets for Student Researchers"RUSA/ALA "Outstanding Reference Source"" ... useful ... Recommended for public libraries and undergraduates."

Thematic Guide to Popular Short Stories

Thematic Guide to Popular Short Stories
Author: Patrick A. Smith
Publsiher: Greenwood Publishing Group
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2002
ISBN: 9780313318979
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Thematic Guide to Popular Short Stories Book Excerpt:

A guide for librarians and teachers offers annotations summarizing the themes, plots, and publication information for 450 popular short stories.

Native American Writers

Native American Writers
Author: Harold Bloom,Sterling Professor of Humanities Harold Bloom
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 293
Release: 2010
ISBN: 1438134398
Category: American literature
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Native American Writers Book Excerpt:

Presents a collection of critical essays analyzing modern Native American writers including Joy Harjo, Louise Erdrich, James Welch, and more.

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Meet Buddha

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Meet Buddha
Author: Peter Coyote
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 247
Release: 2021-12-14
ISBN: 1644113570
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Meet Buddha Book Excerpt:

• Shares a series of mindfulness techniques and improv exercises with masks to suppress the ego, calm the mind, and allow spontaneous playfulness and spaciousness to arise from your deepest nature • Draws on Buddhist philosophy to describe how and why the exercises work • Woven throughout with a lighthearted parable of an overweight and out-of-work Lone Ranger and Tonto who meet Buddha and experience spiritual awakening Sharing a series of mindfulness techniques and acting exercises that show how malleable the self can be, award-winning actor, narrator, and Zen Buddhist priest Peter Coyote reveals how to use masks, meditation, and improvisation to free yourself from fixed ideas of who you think you are and help you release your ego from constant defensive strategizing, calm the mind’s overactivity, and allow spontaneous playfulness to arise out of your deepest nature. Developed through 40 years of research and personal study, Coyote’s synthesis of mask-based improv games and Zen practices is specifically designed to create an ego-suppressed state akin to the mystical experiences of meditation or the spiritual awakenings of psychedelics. After preparatory exercises, seeing yourself in a mask will temporarily displace your familiar self and the spirit of the mask will take over. Likening the liberated state induced by mask work to “Enlightenment-lite,” Coyote draws on Buddhist philosophy to describe how and why the exercises work as well as how to make your newly awakened and confident self part of daily life. In true Zen form, woven throughout the narrative is a lighthearted parable of an out-of-work Lone Ranger and Tonto, who meet Buddha and experience spiritual awakening. Illuminating the lessons of mask work, the transformation of the Lone Ranger mirrors that of the individual pursuing this practice, revealing how you will come to realize that the world is more magical and vaster than you thought possible.

Simulacrum America

Simulacrum America
Author: Elisabeth Kraus,Carolin Auer
Publsiher: Camden House
Total Pages: 282
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9781571131874
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Simulacrum America Book Excerpt:

A collection of articles that analyses the role of the media in America from a deconstructionist viewpoint. This collection of original essays is a response to the paradigm shift that has taken place in cultural studies in the wake of postmodernism and poststructuralism. Such concepts as 'truth' or 'reality' have been increasingly called into question, since the realization that our experience of 'the real' is always mediated through an empire of signs, as Roland Barthes put it. After a predominantly optimistic evaluation of the effects of the media in the 1960s (by Marshall McLuhan, Hans Magnus Enzensberger, and others), a growing awareness of the total manipulation of society by mass-media imagery has emerged. The very concept of 'representation' has become problematic, witness the influential essay The Precession of Simulacra by the French sociologist Jean Baudrillard, in which he defines simulation as the generation by models of a real without origin or reality: a hyperreal- the current boom in 'realityTV' comes to mind. In the seventeen years since the publication of Baudrillard's Simulacra and Simulation, ever more sophisticated technologies based on the computer as the simulacrum machine par excellence have offered us powerful new means of manipulating data - and consequently, means of manipulating, editing, and inventing 'reality.' The aim of this study is to unmask false 'representations', showing history, personal and cultural identity (especially gender and racial identities), the simulacrum of speed -- and American 'reality' itself -- to be constructs.

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature
Author: Jennifer McClinton-Temple,Alan Velie
Publsiher: Infobase Publishing
Total Pages: 481
Release: 2010-05-12
ISBN: 1438120877
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature Book Excerpt:

American Indians have produced some of the most powerful and lyrical literature ever written in North America. Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature covers the field from the earliest recorded works to some of today's most exciting writers. Th

Smoke Signals

Smoke Signals
Author: Joanna Hearne
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2012-12-01
ISBN: 0803244622
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Smoke Signals Book Excerpt:

Smoke Signals is a historical milestone in Native American filmmaking. Released in 1998 and based on a short-story collection by Sherman Alexie, it was the first wide-release feature film written, directed, coproduced, and acted by Native Americans. The most popular Native American film of all time, Smoke Signals is also an innovative work of cinematic storytelling that demands sustained critical attention in its own right. Embedded in Smoke Signals’s universal story of familial loss and renewal are uniquely Indigenous perspectives about political sovereignty, Hollywood’s long history of misrepresentation, and the rise of Indigenous cinema across the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Joanna Hearne’s work foregrounds the voices of the filmmakers and performers—in interviews with Alexie and director Chris Eyre, among others—to explore the film’s audiovisual and narrative strategies for speaking to multiple audiences. In particular, Hearne examines the filmmakers’ appropriation of mainstream American popular culture forms to tell a Native story. Focusing in turn on the production and reception of the film and issues of performance, authenticity, social justice, and environmental history within the film’s text and context, this in-depth introduction and analysis expands our understanding and deepens our enjoyment of a Native cinema landmark.

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s  Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play  The Star Spangled Banner  at Woodstock
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 24
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1410341097
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s Because My Father Always Said He Was the Only Indian Who Saw Jimi Hendrix Play The Star Spangled Banner at Woodstock Book Excerpt:

Travelling Across Cultures

Travelling Across Cultures
Author: Spanish Association for American Studies. Congreso
Publsiher: Univ Santiago de Compostela
Total Pages: 560
Release: 2000
ISBN: 9788481218404
Category: Cultural pluralism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Travelling Across Cultures Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s  This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix  Arizona
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Publsiher: Gale, Cengage Learning
Total Pages: 21
Release: 2023
ISBN: 1410360415
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie s This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix Arizona Book Excerpt:

A Study Guide for Sherman Alexie's "This Is What It Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Short Stories for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Short Stories for Students for all of your research needs.

Beating the Odds A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity

Beating the Odds  A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity
Author: Mary Ellen Snodgrass
Publsiher: ABC-CLIO
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2008-08-30
ISBN: 0313345651
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Beating the Odds A Teen Guide to 75 Superstars Who Overcame Adversity Book Excerpt:

Many famous people have overcome difficult circumstances and gone on to become successful in their fields. This book profiles the lives of 75 courageous and persistent people who have triumphed over adversity. These individuals have conquered a range of problems, including physical, psychological, social, and economic handicaps. Individuals profiled come from a range of professions and reflect battles against religious prejudice, medical conditions, eating disorders, poverty, and other social ills. Among the people profiled are Mitch Albom, Hillary Clinton, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, and Henry Winkler. The volume includes an historical timeline, a list of relevant films documenting the achievements of these superstars, and a general bibliography. Some of the most successful people in our society have overcome great odds in order to achieve their dreams. Through courage and persistence, they have triumphed over a range of adversities and serve as models for students faced with similar circumstances. This book profiles the struggles and accomplishments of 75 such individuals from all walks of life. Each entry highlights the physical, psychological, social, or economic struggles of the person and discusses how the person won their battle against adversity. Among the individuals profiled are: Mitch Albom, Roseanne Barr, Sandra Cisneros, Hillary Clinton, Pat Conroy, Michael J. Fox, Magic Johnson, Stephen King, Greg Louganis, Jessica Lynch, Colin Powell, Salman Rushdie, Martin Sheen, Henry Winkler, and many more. The volume closes with an historical timeline, a list of films related to the achievements of these superstars, and a general bibliography. In addition to inspiring students to succeed against all odds, the book promotes respect for diversity and explores a host of social issues related to religious prejudice, eating disorders, medical conditions, poverty, and other concerns.

True West

True West
Author: William R. Handley,Nathaniel Lewis
Publsiher: U of Nebraska Press
Total Pages: 388
Release: 2007-05-01
ISBN: 9780803259768
Category: Literary Criticism
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

True West Book Excerpt:

In no other region of the United States has the notion of authenticity played such an important yet elusive role as it has in the West. Though pervasive in literature,øpopular culture, and history, assumptions about western authenticity have not received adequate critical attention. Given the ongoing economic and social transformations in this vast region, the persistent nostalgia and desire for the ?real? authentic West suggest regional and national identities at odds with themselves. True West explores the concept of authenticity as it is used to invent, test, advertise, and read the West. The fifteen essays collected here apply contemporary critical and cultural theory to western literary history, Native American literature and identities, the visual West, and the imagining of place. Ranging geographically from the Canadian Prairies to Buena Park?s Entertainment Corridor in Southern California, and chronologically from early tourist narratives to contemporary environmental writing, True West challenges many assumptions we make about western writing and opens the door to an important new chapter in western literary history and cultural criticism.

Western Movie References in American Literature

Western Movie References in American Literature
Author: Henryk Hoffmann
Publsiher: McFarland
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2012-10-09
ISBN: 0786493240
Category: Performing Arts
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Western Movie References in American Literature Book Excerpt:

References to western movies scattered over some 250 works by more than 130 authors constitute the subject matter of this book, arranged in an encyclopedic format. The entries are distributed among western movies, television series, big screen and television actors, western writers, directors and miscellaneous topics related to the genre. The data cover films from The Great Train Robbery (1903) to No Country for Old Men (2007) and the entries include many western film milestones (from The Aryan through Shane to Unforgiven), television classics (Gunsmoke, Bonanza) and great screen cowboys of both “A” and “B” productions.