Rewriting Ethnography: The Embedded Texts in Leslie Silko's Ceremony

Nelson, Robert M.
January 2001
Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures & Cul;2001, p47
Book Chapter
The article focuses on Leslie Marmon Silko's presentation of the Laguna Kersen traditional stories in her book Ceremony. Silko employed an approach different from Franz Boas in presenting the oral stories of the Kersen Indians. First, she reversed and reassembled the stories. Second, she used a different texture. Instead of using prose, she used poetry.


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