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Junior Essay...

Hey there.

I'm writing my junior essay based on Native American fiction. I have my three primary sources but I can't find anything concerning literary criticism of N.A. fiction. Even if it's just for individual books, the genre as a whole--I'll take anything!

I'm currently partial to internet articles or whatever simply because I don't want to buy a book for the sake of writing a paper but book suggestions are okay too.

If you know of anything, please let me know!

Thanks.

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corvidophile
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:17 pm (UTC)
hmmm i know a few mystery writers who write revolving around north american locales and cultures (Margaret Coel, Tony Hillerman, James Doss)

Mercedes Lackey wrote a good one called Sacred Ground
hiphoppapotamus
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:37 pm (UTC)
http://americanindiansinchildrensliterature.blogspot.com/

This is Debbie Reese who reviews and discusses Native Americans in Literature written by both Native Americans and non-Native Americans. She's got plenty of published papers and has written sections in textbooks about Children's Lit. While the title is "Children's Literature," she reviews Young Adult literature as well. Some of her papers are posted on the blog.

As a warning though, and I say this because of your icon, she is not a fan of Twilight.
jawastew
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:53 pm (UTC)
I am digging this blog, thanks for the link!!
hiphoppapotamus
Apr. 8th, 2009 09:23 pm (UTC)
No problem. She is awesome and often recommends other similar sites, as well as provides readers with the tools to evaluate literature with Native Americans. I'm glad you like it!
jawastew
Apr. 8th, 2009 09:32 pm (UTC)
I really do! I'm not Native American, I'm Mexican, but the sensitivity to certain topics is near to my heart and it's encouraging to see a blog like this. :)
jawastew
Apr. 8th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I don't know of any literary criticism, but it sounds extremely interesting!! Good luck in your search. :)
jonaskaite
Apr. 8th, 2009 08:07 pm (UTC)
Start here... the first several pages of hits should be readily available in libraries. Talk to your ( high school? university? it's unclear) librarian about interlibrary loan, that's a whole lot cheaper than buying the books (if it's not free, which it often is).
azhriaz
Apr. 9th, 2009 12:10 am (UTC)
1)This is just awesome.
2)Stith Thompson "Tales of the North American Fiction" which is annotated and also has great stories. It may be out of print, but it was published by Indiana University PRess. I found a used copy, it is really the only one I have with actual criticism. Good luck!
azhriaz
Apr. 9th, 2009 12:13 am (UTC)
mssaskia
Apr. 9th, 2009 08:40 am (UTC)
Not criticism
but if you haven't read Sherman Alexie, you're in for a huge treat. Also, Louise Erdrich.

Best of luck
mycenae
Apr. 15th, 2009 01:58 am (UTC)
Do you have access to a nearby university library? I remember when I had to do my junior paper in high school, my English class went to the local university and learned how to find articles in academic journals.

If you can get to a university for a day or so, you can search journal articles and make copies of things that seem useful. That's what my class had us do.
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