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ERIC Number: EJ767443
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 24
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0161-6463
Remapping Place and Narrative in Native American Literature: David Treuer's "The Hiawatha"
Kirwan, Padraig
American Indian Culture and Research Journal, v31 n2 p1-24 2007
David Treuer's 1997 novel, "The Hiawatha," engages the traditional literary strategies employed by Native American writing, compares those strategies to earlier narratives (Native American and canonically American), offers a reassessment of indigenous novelistic structures, engages critical responses to tribal fiction, and does so in response to current discursive debate within the field of Native American literary studies. In this essay, the author aims to explicate Treuer's use of that style and how this usage facilitates a fresh sense of space within Native American fiction. Most particularly, this essay will examine a sense of space that makes palpable the potential directions open to tribal literatures and attendant criticism while remapping existing images of place and subverting notions of homecoming. (Contains 47 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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