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The Anxiety of Intervention in Leslie Marmon Silko and Marge Piercy

Heather Houser

in Ecosickness in Contemporary U.S. Fiction: Environment and Affect

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231165143
eISBN:
9780231537360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231165143.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

Through Marge Piercy's Woman on the Edge of Time (1976) and Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead (1991), this chapter analyzes anxiety, an affect associated with rapidly changing political, ... More


Almanac of the Living: Thanatopolitics and an Alternative Biopolitics in Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead

Christopher Breu

in Insistence of the Material: Literature in the Age of Biopolitics

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816688913
eISBN:
9781452949178
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816688913.003.0006
Subject:
Literature, Criticism/Theory

This chapter presents a reading of Leslie Marmon Silko’s novel Almanac of the Dead. The novel offers a vision of the world caught in a struggle between a thanatopolitical culture of overdevelopment ... More


Inventing Tropicality: Writing Fever, Writing Trauma in Leslie Marmon Silko's Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes

Hsinya Huang

in Surveying the American Tropics: A Literary Geography from New York to Rio

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9781846318900
eISBN:
9781846319983
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.5949/liverpool/9781846318900.003.0004
Subject:
Literature, World Literature

In this chapter, Hsinya Huang examines the imagined space of the American tropics in Leslie Marmon Silko's novels, Almanac of the Dead and Gardens in the Dunes. Silko represents the tropics as a ... More


The Return to Mexico: Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko at the Quincentennial

James H. Cox

in The Red Land to the South: American Indian Writers and Indigenous Mexico

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2015
ISBN:
9780816675975
eISBN:
9781452947679
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Minnesota Press
DOI:
10.5749/minnesota/9780816675975.003.0006
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter examines the works of first-generation renaissance writers Gerald Vizenor and Leslie Marmon Silko to address how their shared visions of indigenous Mexico constitute a point of ... More


Human Capital

Dan Sinykin

in American Literature and the Long Downturn: Neoliberal Apocalypse

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
March 2020
ISBN:
9780198852704
eISBN:
9780191887062
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198852704.003.0005
Subject:
Literature, American, 20th Century Literature

Leslie Marmon Silko’s Almanac of the Dead describes characters struggling to survive amid the wreckage of finance and neoliberalism in the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. These ... More


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