Sherman Alexie | Critical Essay by Jennifer Gillan

This literature criticism consists of approximately 25 pages of analysis & critique of Sherman Alexie.
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Critical Essay by Jennifer Gillan

SOURCE: Gillan, Jennifer. “Reservation Home Movies: Sherman Alexie's Poetry.” American Literature 68, no. 1 (March 1996): 91–110.

In the following essay, Gillan examines Alexie's work and comments on its focus on an anglicized version of American-Indian history and tradition.

When David Bell, the protagonist in Don DeLillo's Americana, leaves New York, he heads north on a long journey into the “gut of America.”1 He arrives in a small Maine town resembling a sound stage and stays overnight in an old house, “the place where everyone's grandmother lives in television commercials.” He is told a story about a Sioux holy man, Black Knife, who prophesies that only a trip into what Bell earlier calls the swamp of our being would cure America and allow it to become, finally, “the America...

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