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by Leslie Marmon Silko

ISBN: 0684811537
ISBN13: 978-0684811536
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; First Edition edition (March 7, 1996)
Pages: 208
Category: Social Sciences
Subategory: Sociology

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Rating: 4.1
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Silko at a 2011 reading Literary relevance and themes.

Silko at a 2011 reading. Born Literary relevance and themes. Throughout her career as a writer and teacher, she has remained grounded in the history-filled landscape of the Laguna Pueblo. Her experiences in the culture have fueled an interest to preserve cultural traditions and understand the impact of the past on contemporary life.

Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. to all that is Native American. Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity. Silko's call to be heard is unmistakable; there are stories to remember, injustices to redress, ways of life to preserve. To read this book, upload an EPUB or FB2 file to Bookmate. How do I upload a book?

Leslie Marmon Silko turns her fury, clear vision, and eloquent voice to a brilliant collection of essays on subjects ranging from rocks and .

Leslie Marmon Silko turns her fury, clear vision, and eloquent voice to a brilliant collection of essays on subjects ranging from rocks and rain to the injustice of the Anglo-American legal system. This short essay was beautifully written,it made it's points clear,convincing and engaging. The story is a narrative told by the author’s perspective, in an interesting way she gives us an insight on.

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to all that is Native American. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read

to all that is Native American. Other readers will always be interested in your opinion of the books you've read. Whether you've loved the book or not, if you give your honest and detailed thoughts then people will find new books that are right for them.

Her collection of essays Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit: Essays on Native American Life Today (1996) focuses on the spirit and voice of Native Americans. A highly regarded novelist, Silko received wide and substantial critical attention for her first novel Ceremony (1977).

Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir . Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit is written with the fire of necessity

Leslie Marmon Silko's new book, her first in ten years, combines memoir with family history and reflections on the creatures and beings that command her attention and inform her vision of the world, taking readers along on her daily walks through the arroyos and ledges of the Sonoran desert in Arizona. Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans.

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Bold and impassioned, sharp and defiant, Leslie Marmon Silko's essays evoke the spirit and voice of Native Americans. carousel previous carousel next. Gardens in the Dunes: A Novel.

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Author Spotlight: Leslie Marmon Silko . Sadly, thanks to the pervasive negative stereotypes in the media, many people have misconceptions about people who are of Native American descent. However, thanks to authors such as Leslie Marmon Silko, those stereotypes are slowly but surely fading away. Silko was born in 1948 in Albuquerque, New Mexico of Laguna Pueblo, Mexican, and Anglo-American descent. She has been hailed as one of the key figures in the Native American Renaissance and proudly received the MacArthur Foundation Genius Grant back in 1981.

Defiant essays on the culture of Native Americans and their position in society consider such topics as the earth, the weather, and the injustice of the Anglo-American legal system. 20,000 first printing. Tour.
Comments:
Gathris
This is a collection of essays by Silko, covering a wide range of issues, so you get your feel for them as you go. Some are clearly about her novels, while others are very political. Could be a good place to start for someone who's never read Silko before and doesn't want to dive into one of her novels.

Maldarbaq
The essay, "Language and Literature from a Pueblo Indian Perspective" is one of the greatest cultural bridges ever constructed between the Euro-American, linear mind and that of the Native American. I've read and taught that essay many times and each time I go over it, I find another point that merits reflection. Consider, for example, the story about the little girl who drowns herself with that of a typical fairy tale. First of all, unlike the fairy tale, but pretty true to life, there is no happy ending. There are days that all our best efforts turn into snakes, children do commit suicide on the false belief that their mothers/families have rejected them, and if, as I believe, this story illustrates how stories fulfill the purpose of bringing people together, (the death of a child, particularly if the parent is the indirect cause through lapse of judgemnt, is the greatest grief to bear, and knowing that others have also experienced it does give the strength to go on living), it does so on more than a superfical level. The essay itself illustrates non-linear thinking as it does not go from point A to B to C, but starts at C and radiates out from that focal point, "like a spider's web." For those who want a true and accurate insight as to Pueblo thought and experience, this book is one of the best. It also helps that Leslie Marmon Silko is a master writer.

Gold as Heart
This book is a book of short stories in which some connect and others do not. My favorite story in this collection is "Yellow Woman and a Beauty of the Spirit". In this story Silko tells of helping her grandmother in her garden while her grandmother tells her stories from the Pueblo people's mythology and folklore. Silko tells us in this particular story that "Many worlds may coexist here". It's a beautiful prose piece that will stick with you after you have left it.

There are other memorable stories in this collection also. "Notes on the Almanac of the Dead" is quite interesting and as I have just recently started reading that novel, I found it especially intriguing. It tells of prophecies made 1,000s of years ago by tribal leaders about the future, i.e., the invasion of the white man, his technology, his downfall. Very, very interesting little story!

"Interior and Exterior Landscapes" is another interesting story which describes in detail the beauty of the New Mexico landscape. Then Silko goes on to talk about landscape as a character in a piece of fiction, which I found to be very compelling.

This is a really good book and if you have not otherwise read Silko a great introduction to her. As the previous writer stated there are some pieces which repeat but otherwise it is a well written and deeply moving collection of stories.

Silvermaster
SHE BRIDGES THE EVOLUTION OF MOTHER EARTH AND OUR INDIGENOUS CULTURES INTO AN EXCEPTIONAL WORK. A MULTI DIMENTIONAL PORTRAIT OF WHO WE WERE TO WHO WE STILL REMAIN... ENLIGHTENS THE STORY OF OUR UNIVERSE, EDUCATES OUR KNOWLEDGE AND LIFTS OUR SPIRITS... THE RAREST OF INSIGHT AND STORYTELLING!!!

Xisyaco
Silko is one of the best authors I've ever read. This collection of essays is lovely.

Quynaus
Great book!

Warianys
2.5 Stars

In this collection of essays, Silko, a member of the Pueblo Nation, discusses art, symbolism, and overall cultural growth within the Pueblo community. Some of the topics covered in Yellow Woman (the title of the book coming from one of the essays enclosed):

ART
* Symbolism in Pueblo art, ie. use of squash blossom on pottery designs = possible berringer of death, lightning imagery could mean good fortune, karmaj petals used for their symetry to represent four corners of the earth or four elements (fire, water, earth, air). Discussion of how some imagery is used to illustrate the earth being simultaneously complex and fragile

* "Yellow Woman" an image of Pueblo mythology, a goddess highly regarded for her bravery, strength, calm demeanor during catastrophe, and her "uninhibited sexuality" Rather than relying on violence and destruction to assure victories, "Yellow Woman" bewitches foes simply through her sensuality and self confidence.

FAMILY / SOCIETAL STRUCTURE & PREJUDICES

* Silko writes that her own family is a blend of Pueblo, Mexican and Caucasian and her own struggles of "not looking right" to any of these groups. She speaks lovingly of her "dark and handsome" great-grandmother who "exuded confidence and strength", but admits that the woman might not have been considered traditionally beautiful by either Caucasians or Pueblo people, which opens up an essay discussion for how beauty, the thing itself, is interpreted by different cultures. Silko notes that facial differences are highly prized among the Pueblo people.

*Discussion of how the idea of gender norms or "mens' work vs. womens' work" doesn't really have a place in Pueblo culture, only a matter of if you are able-bodied enough to get the job done.. so you find women doing construction and men doing basket weaving and child care. People just go where they are needed.

*Historically, Pueblo people were originally fine with sexual fluidity and up until the arrival of the Puritans, openly supported LGBTQ members of the tribe. Also, babies born out of wedlock were not an issue because unplanned or not, the life was honored as life. If not wanted by the biological parents, the newborn was simply given to a barren woman within the tribe to raise.

The discussions on art and culture were interesting but there was something quietly underneath that just had a feel of Silko sometimes talking down to her readers. Some of the essays repeat topics and even certain passages are duplicated verbatim from one essay into another, which I found incredibly disappointing and lazy. I know some of these pieces were previously printed elsewhere, but certain essays she must have been sitting on for a long while. For instance, one that is noted as having been previously published in 1996 -- "Auntie Kie talks about US Presidents and US Policy" -- but within that essay Silko talks about telling her aunt about an upcoming article Silko is to have published, "What Another Four Years Of Ronald Reagan Will Mean to Native Americans" (Reagan announced his Alzheimer's diagnosis in 1994).

So while some of the topics were interesting, I thought the collection as a whole was kind of sloppily put together. Also, if you haven't read any of Silko's fiction, there are spoilers for some of her short stories within these essays.

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