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: A Journal of Literary History, Criticism, and Bibliography 68, no. 1 (March 1996): 91-110.

In the following essay, Gillan traces the influences of popular video culture on the content and structure of Sherman's storytelling in poetry and prose.

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...

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