Imatge de l'autor

N. Scott Momaday (1934–2024)

Autor/a de House Made of Dawn

40+ obres 3,965 Membres 61 Ressenyes 10 preferits

Sobre l'autor

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 mostra'n més 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) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Library of Congress

Obres de N. Scott Momaday

House Made of Dawn (1968) 1,944 exemplars
The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) 859 exemplars
The Ancient Child (1989) 240 exemplars
The Names: A Memoir (1976) 171 exemplars
In the Bear's House (1999) 73 exemplars
The Gourd Dancer: [Poems] (1976) 27 exemplars
Gifts of pride and love : Kiowa and Comanche cradles (2001) — Introducció — 24 exemplars

Obres associades

Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama (1995) — Col·laborador, algunes edicions919 exemplars
The Best American Essays of the Century (2000) — Col·laborador — 776 exemplars
The World of the American Indian (1974) 592 exemplars
American Earth: Environmental Writing Since Thoreau (2008) — Col·laborador — 416 exemplars
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Thirteenth Annual Collection (2000) — Col·laborador — 333 exemplars
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Col·laborador — 327 exemplars
Lewis and Clark through Indian Eyes (2006) — Col·laborador — 284 exemplars
Native American Stories (Myths and Legends) (1991) — Pròleg — 276 exemplars
Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories (1991) — Col·laborador — 194 exemplars
Ants, Indians, and little dinosaurs (1975) — Col·laborador — 191 exemplars
Growing Up Native American (1993) — Col·laborador — 170 exemplars
American Religious Poems: An Anthology (2006) — Col·laborador — 162 exemplars
Harper's Anthology of Twentieth Century Native American Poetry (1988) — Col·laborador — 141 exemplars
Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature, 1900-1970 (1994) — Col·laborador — 130 exemplars
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Col·laborador — 87 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Earth Song, Sky Spirit (1993) — Col·laborador — 68 exemplars
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Col·laborador — 62 exemplars
Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature (2000) — Col·laborador — 52 exemplars
Sacred Images: A Vision of Native American Rock Art (1996) — Pròleg, algunes edicions44 exemplars
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Col·laborador — 37 exemplars
Voices from WahKon-Tah;: Contemporary poetry of native Americans, (1974) — Col·laborador — 22 exemplars
Wonders: Writings and Drawings for the Child in Us All (1980) — Col·laborador — 18 exemplars
Constructing Nature: Readings from the American Experience (1996) — Col·laborador — 17 exemplars
The Complete Poems of Frederick Goddard Tuckerman (1965) — Editor — 13 exemplars
Love Can Be: A Literary Collection about Our Animals (2018) — Col·laborador — 7 exemplars


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While evocative of a mythopoeic beginning of the Kiowa ancestral history, the narrative didn't flow very clearly. There were confusing passages that seemed to repeat earlier histories but set later in time. However these drawbacks didn't obscure the strong imagery of these peoples lives and the very real journey taken to arrive in the southern plains. This story also provided reminiscences of Momaday's childhood and memories of a beloved grandmother and a livelihood lost in a modern world.
SandyAMcPherson | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | Mar 7, 2024 |
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… (més)
Kristelh | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | 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.… (més)
blueskygreentrees | Hi ha 11 ressenyes més | 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 | Hi ha 35 ressenyes més | Jul 16, 2023 |



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