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Contemporary Native American Literature

Rebecca Tillett


This introduction to contemporary Native American literature is suitable for students with little or no knowledge of the subject, or of Native American culture or history.

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1 Introduction
2 The Emergence and Development of Native American Literature
3 Seminal Writers: N. Scott Momaday, James Welch and Leslie Marmon Silko
4 Writing Women: Louise Erdrich, Anna Lee Walters and Luci Tapahonso
5 Tricksters and Critics: Simon Ortiz, Louis Owens and Gerald Vizenor
6 Extending the Canon: Recent Native Writers
Bibliography and Further Reading

About the Author

Rebecca Tillett is a Lecturer in American Literature and Culture at the University of East Anglia.


This is an accessible, informed and informative guide to current Native American writing which will be of use to all students embarking on study of this often contested subject.
- Faith Pullin, University of Edinburgh, Journal of American Studies

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