- Paperback: 278 pages
- Publisher: Arcade Publishing; Reissue edition (April 28, 1989)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 155970005X
- ISBN-13: 978-1559700054
- Product Dimensions: 7 x 1 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 12.8 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #107,970 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Storyteller Paperback – April 28, 1989
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Of course, she puts the table of contents at the end of the book. And the beginning of the book is in the center, with her poem "Long Time Ago," and should be read outwards, like the circular, centrifugal pattern in a spider web.
She keeps the memories alive of her the old people by telling her stories. She relates in her poetry and fiction, narratives that are reflective, alarming, magical, and, well, fascinating. The voice is consistent, strong, and rhythmic. Thought Woman has been at work here.
I recommend this book for those that want to learn, who want to challenge themselves by being confronted, who long to find a book to counsel and lead them into reflections, and who respect all things, past, present, and possible.
I was required to read sections of STORYTELLER as part of an English 200 course. It was unique in the sense that it contains many stories, which were orally passed down by the Laguna Pueblo people for generations before finally being written down. The stories were not used by the Laguna to reprimand tribe members, or teach them a lesson, but rather to give them inspiration and sometimes provide them with the origin of a particular tribe custom. The stories illustrate the concepts and beliefs of American Indians, specifically the Laguna people. I was also required to write a paper on this book tying the cultural ideas of the natives to the stories. When writing this paper, I included some concepts of the Native American people, which readers can see within the poems and stories. Here are some you can pick up in the stories contained in STORYTELLER:
1) The concept that the universe is unified, and no being or object is above another. There is no hierarchy of supernatural, natural, and humankind in Native American beliefs like there is in Western, Christian beliefs.
2) All beings have the power to create. Animate and inanimate objects are directly related to each other, and often appear one.Read more ›
By the time I finished this book I felt I had a much better grip on what modern Indians are up to, and I wanted more. If you like Leslie Silko you might also like Sherman Alexie, a Spokane Indian who writes mostly about modern American Indian men and their issues. Read Alexie's latest book, "Blasphemy," which is about an assortment of poor and middle class Indians and a handful of white people. Between these two writers you will be exposed to a wide array of Indian lives and can see how the Indians live today. It's hard to find depictions of modern Indians; you have to really hunt for them. There is not an Indian consciousness in modern American literature. You have to turn to the Indians themselves for stories of Indian lives. I wish more people wrote about the Indians and made them more mainstream. I'm glad I came across these two writers and read their works, and with luck you too will enjoy these books!
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The book is in good condition as far as no pages missing, now writing in it and nice and clean looking. Read morePublished on April 7, 2013 by qwerty
It was hard reading but good when explained also needed to be read for class but it was enjoyable alsoPublished on January 14, 2013 by josie agront
STORYTELLER is a collection of short stories rooted in Native American culture written by Leslie Marmon Silko. Read morePublished on November 19, 2003 by TGT Employee