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Shapes of Native Nonfiction : : Collected Essays by Contemporary Writers

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"For many the phrase "Native nonfiction" inspires thoughts of the past, of timeless oral history transcriptions and dry 19th century autobiographies. In Shapes of Native Nonfiction, Washuta and Warburton explode this perspective by showcasing 22 contemporary Native writers and their provocative approaches to form. While exploring familiar legacies of personal and collective trauma and violence, these writers push, pull and break the conventional essay structure to overhaul the dominant cultural narrative that romanticize Native lives, yet deny Native emotional response. Organized into four sections inspired by different aspects of and strategies for basket weaving (Technique, Coiling, Plaiting, Twining) the essays presented here demonstrate how Native writers manipulate the shape of creative nonfiction to offer incisive observations, critiques and commentary on our political, social and cultural world. The result is an engaging anthology that introduces a variety of audiences to the true range of Native nonfiction work"-- Provided by publisher.

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PUBLISHED
Seattle : University of Washington Press, [2019]
Year Published: 2019
Description: 266 p.
Language: English
Format: Book

ISBN/STANDARD NUMBER
9780295745756
0295745754

ADDITIONAL CREDITS
Washuta, Elissa.
Warburton, Theresa.

SUBJECTS
American literature -- Native American authors.
Native Americans -- Literary collections.
Indigenous Peoples of North America.
Creative nonfiction, American.
American literature -- 21st century.
American literature -- History and criticism.