By Helen May Dennis
Native American Literature underwent a Renaissance round 1968, and the present canon of novels written within the overdue 20th century in American English through local American or mixed-blood authors is varied, intriguing and flourishing. regardless of this, only a few such novels are approved as a part of the wider American literary canon.
This e-book deals a precious and unique method of modern local American literature. Dennis’s contemplation of house and spatialized aesthetics is compelling and persuasive. Considering local American literature inside of a modernist framework, and evaluating it with writers corresponding to Woolf, Stein, T.S Eliot and Proust leads to a invaluable and enriching context for the chosen texts.
Vital studying for students of local American Literature, this e-book also will supply stable grounding within the topic for people with an curiosity in American and 20th century literature extra generally.
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Allen’s analysis in The Sacred Hoop of the novels of D’Arcy McNickle, librarian/curator at the Newberry Library, emphasizes how an earlier generation of Native American novelists found it impossible to envisage an alternative outcome: ‘The resolution for both his novels is the colonial solution to the Indian dilemma: resignation to inevitable extinction’ (84). In Part 2 Ephanie experiences both terror and despair, as her dream illustrates. The splendour of gilded, marble halls is not a secure and protective place for an American Indian or half-breed woman.
Technically, she uses the continuous past and the continuous present to convey an action that was or is ongoing. 6 Ephanie’s dysfunctional relationship with clock time is introduced as a theme right at the start of the novel. It is linked with her deranged state, and with her identity crisis: Ephanie. Too strange a name, deranging her from the time she first understood its strangeness. Her body, choppy and short, sturdy, was at odds with her name. Ephanie was for someone tall and serene. Someone filled with grace.
Or, to put it differently, the universe comes to inhabit his house. (51) This European phenomenology of the cosmic house is posited on a great sense of cultural and personal assurance. 6 At this stage of the narrative the outcome seems bleak, indeed tragic, as in McNickle’s novels. And clearly the text is political not just personal, since this deep, ontological and cosmic infelicity is attributed to the loss of tribal identities, the colonization of American Indian value systems, and the despised position of the half-breed woman.
Native American Literature: Towards a Spatialized Reading by Helen May Dennis