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N. Scott Momaday (1934–2024)

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Navarre Scott Momaday was born on February 27, 1934 in Lawton, Okla. to Kiowa parents who successfully bridged the gap between Native American and white ways, but remained true to their heritage. Momaday attended the University of New Mexico and earned an M.A and a Ph.D. from Stanford University in visa mer 1963. A member of the Gourd Dance Society of the Kiowa Tribe, Momaday has received a plethora of writing accolades, including the Academy of American Poets prize for The Bear and the 1969 Pulitzer Prize for fiction for House Made of Dawn. He also shared the Western Heritage Award with David Muench in 1974 for the nonfiction book Colorado: Summer/Fall/Winter/Spring, and he is the author of the film adaptation of Frank Water's novel, The Man Who Killed the Deer. His work, The Names is composed of tribal tales, boyhood memories, and family histories. Another book, The Way to Rainy Mountain, melds myth, history, and personal recollection into a Kiowa tribe narrative. Throughout his writings, Momaday celebrate his Kiowa Native American heritage in structure, theme, and subject matter, often dealing with the man-nature relationship as a central theme and sustaining the Indian oral tradition. (Bowker Author Biography) visa färre
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Verk av N. Scott Momaday

House Made of Dawn (1968) 1,917 exemplar
The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) 847 exemplar
The Ancient Child (1989) 237 exemplar
The Names: A Memoir (1976) 167 exemplar
In the Bear's House (1999) 71 exemplar
The Gourd Dancer: [Poems] (1976) 27 exemplar
Gifts of pride and love : Kiowa and Comanche cradles (2001) — Inledning — 24 exemplar

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Reason read: Pulitzer winner
This book, by Native American author N. Scott Momaday, won the Pulitzer in 1969. This author is described as the author who opened literature for Native American authors and he is listed as the inspiration for Louise Erdrich, Sherman Alexie, as several other Native American Authors. This is the story of a returning WWII vet to his reservation and the struggles to fit in. The theme is alienation. The book started as poetry, then stories and morphed into a novel and it reads as if it doesn't quite fit any form. The title is a reference to the land and its people. I did not enjoy this book. Rating 3.2… (mer)
Kristelh | 35 andra recensioner | Nov 8, 2023 |
Very cool format. On the left page there is a Kiowa story or legend, on the top of the facing page is a historical context for the story/legend, and below that is a personal recollection of the author's that ties in to either the story or the land.

I liked the stories, but my favorite parts were his personal recollections and descriptions of the land. It made me want to go to the Plains, Oklahoma, and Rainy Mountain immediately, to see if I could feel something as powerful as he describes.… (mer)
blueskygreentrees | 10 andra recensioner | Jul 30, 2023 |
This 1969 Pulitzer winning novel reads like an epic poem and its descriptions of the New Mexican landscape are so vivid you can almost feel like you're there. But, for me, whatever other merits it might have are overshadowed by the lifeless portrayal of its female characters.
wandaly | 35 andra recensioner | Jul 16, 2023 |
i can see why i had such trouble with house made of dawn when i read it ages ago, but found much more to connect with in this one. it helped me that it was small bits and a very short book, and i know that if it were long i probably would have had trouble with this one as well. breaking it up into small tastes like he did, made this much more digestible for me, and enabled me, i think, to better focus on what he wanted me to. his poetic language also worked better generally, for me, in these tiny vignettes, than in long chapters.

the idea here, of protecting the earth, and being someone who chooses to do that, is a powerful one. he writes with such beauty. sometimes it's not a long detailed lecture with all the statistics and information that can be most impactful, but a few sentences of story or of remembrance.

"The grasses glistened with dew, and a bird sang from the dawn. This happened a long time ago. I was not there. My father was there when he was a boy. He told me of it. And I was there."

"We measure time by the flow of water as it passes us by. But in truth it is we who pass through time."

"Will I give my children an inheritance of the earth? Or will I give them less than I was given?"

"At night, he said, we could hear the howls of prairie wolves. They are gone now. I would like to have seen them. Your grandfather told me that they were handsome, with long legs and beautiful yellow eyes, wild and searching. I try to see the wolves in my mind's eye, but I can only imagine them. I wish I could describe them to you. My father's voice had trailed off. Will I tell my grandchildren, I wonder, of animals they will never see?"

"The forests are diminished and waste piles upon us. Thousands of species have been destroyed. Our own is an imminent risk. The earth and its inhabitants are in crisis, and at the center it is a moral crisis. Man stands to repudiate his humanity."

"It is appropriate that we lay our words upon the earth. And so: Great Mystery, you who dwell in the endless beyond, you who spoke the first word and made of your breath the mountains and the waters, the trees and the grasses, the man and the woman and the child, hear me in my small voice. I am your thankful creature. My people and all the birds and animals are your thankful creatures. Hold us! Hold us in your hands, and make us worthy of your blessing. Tell us the old stories of your greatness, that our minds and our hearts may be nourished with wonder and delight. Let us see your likeness in the stars, and let us hear your voice in rolling thunder and in the wind and rain. Be with us forever in the sacred smoke of your being. These are my words, my offering to you, Great Mystery."
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overlycriticalelisa | 2 andra recensioner | Mar 13, 2023 |



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