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作者 Krupat, Arnold
書名 "That the people might live" [electronic resource] : loss and renewal in Native American elegy / Arnold Krupat
出版項 Ithaca : Cornell University Press, 2012
國際標準書號 9780801451386 (cloth : alk. paper)
9780801465857 (e-book)
說明 xii, 242 p. : ill., ports
附註 Includes bibliographical references and index
"Surveys the traditions of Native American elegiac expression over several centuries. Krupat covers a variety of oral performances of loss and renewal, including the Condolence Rites of the Iroquois and the memorial ceremony of the Tlingit people known as koo'eex, examining as well a number of Ghost Dance songs, which have been reinterpreted in culturally specific ways by many different tribal nations. Krupat treats elegiac "farewell" speeches of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in considerable detail, and comments on retrospective autobiographies by Black Hawk and Black Elk. Among contemporary Native writers, he looks at elegiac work by Linda Hogan, N. Scott Momaday, Gerald Vizenor, Sherman Alexie, Maurice Kenny, and Ralph Salisbury, among others. Despite differences of language and culture, he finds that death and loss are consistently felt by Native peoples both personally and socially: someone who had contributed to the People's well-being was now gone. Native American elegiac expression offered mourners consolation so that they might overcome their grief and renew their will to sustain communal life"-- Publisher's Web site
Electronic reproduction. Palo Alto, Calif. : ebrary, 2011. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ebrary affiliated libraries
主題 Indian literature -- United States -- History and criticism
Folk literature, Indian -- History and criticism
American literature -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
Elegiac poetry, American -- Indian authors -- History and criticism
Indians of North America -- Funeral customs and rites
Loss (Psychology) in literature
Death in literature
Grief in literature
Electronic books. local
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