Leslie Marmon Silko | Criticism

This literature criticism consists of approximately 28 pages of analysis & critique of Leslie Marmon Silko.
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SOURCE: "'To Understand This World Differently': Reading and Subversion in Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller," in Ariel, Vol. 25, No. 1, January, 1994, pp. 89-113.

In the following essay, Krumholz discusses Silko's collection, Storyteller, asserting that the author "appropriates the terms of the colonizer in order to change forms of representation, to change readers, and to change the world."

Leslie Marmon Silko's Storyteller is a book of stories and a book about stories: it contains traditional Pueblo Indian stories, Silko's family stories, poems, conventional European style short stories, gossip stories, and photographs, all woven together to create a self-reflexive text that examines the cyclical role of stories in recounting and generating meaning for individuals, communities, and nations. Storyteller has been described as an uniquely Native American form of autobiography and as a simulation of the oral tradition in written form. The book simulates the oral tradition both in the compilation of many...

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