Storyteller

Storyteller A collection of stories focuses on contemporary Native American concerns white injustice the fragmenting of the Indian community and the loss of tribal identity and recalls Indian legends and tribal

  • Title: Storyteller
  • Author: Leslie Marmon Silko
  • ISBN: 9781559700054
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback
  • A collection of stories focuses on contemporary Native American concerns white injustice, the fragmenting of the Indian community, and the loss of tribal identity and recalls Indian legends and tribal stories.

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    About “Leslie Marmon Silko

    • Leslie Marmon Silko

      Leslie Marmon Silko born Leslie Marmon born March 5, 1948 is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, now known as the Genius Grant , in 1981 and the Native Writers Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994 She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona from



    777 thoughts on “Storyteller

    • She was an old woman now, and her life had become memories She s Ayah, an Indian woman, and her story encapsulates the persecution and suffering of the Native Americans in the hands of the white colonizers I had always suspected that great literature often springs out of suffering, whether of individuals or of peoples I dream of the day when one of these starving North Koreans would come out with a secretly written magnum opus of the suffering of his people and win the Nobel Prize for Literature [...]


    • The Storyteller is a landscape text, nearly A4 in size, containing a mixture of biography, poetry, folk tales, fiction and songs Within the contrasting topics Silko seems to be bringing together all aspects of her Pueblo culture, through the stories that her Aunt Suzie told her as a child, to her modern fiction Mixed within these are family photographs and images of the author as a child with her family She seems to be trying to repudiate the above statement, showing that although they may be un [...]



    • .ed down from an entire culture by word of mouth an entire history an entire vision of the world which depended on memory and retelling by subsequent generations In and of itself, Storyteller is most certainly a beautiful piece of work With a prose style as spare as the arid New Mexico desert landscapes glimpsed throughout the book, Silko s collection of poetry, short stories, autobiographical musings, letter extracts and photography is a formidable achievement however you chose to look at it Bu [...]


    • This is one of my favorite books of all time which explores how we all are the story and create the story even as we write and live the story.


    • awesome awesome awesome i ve misplaced my copy and need to get it back it s one of my favorite books to just pick up and read a part of needs to be back on my shelf



    • This is a harder one to review It s all stories stories of the author s family, stories passed on to her, stories she has created to make a point, poems which serve the stories There isn t really categorization here but that s the point why build fences between these stories when they re all serving the same purpose At first this book confused me, to be honest, but once I realized it was acting as a storyteller does not sticking with one train of thought or story but ranging widely I began to re [...]


    • The beautiful thing about literature is that there is no actual limitation to the words used in making an artwork There is no regulation about how many words we must include, or what word choices we have when writing about something I m sure a lot of poets and authors are grateful for this because this really pushes the boundaries of creating something new, wonderful, and with clever, big words However, we must realize that being clever can sometimes lead the readers to confusion and rather than [...]


    • A lot of people I meet tell me they have a book inside of them Like a story to tell They 19ve lived an interesting life they say But, what can you possibly tell them The experience doesn 19t make them 1Cwriters 1DThat 19s why I 19m amazed by the magical stories Leslie Marmon Silko 19s 1CThe Storyteller 1D Here is a young Indian woman that reaches into her soul and pulls out a book She writes both the mystery and violence of her culture She blends her deep felt history and religion with the impov [...]


    • Storyteller is an arresting portmanteau of stories, tales, poems and autobiographical prose mixed together with photographs depicting the author and her family Not all the pieces are titled, and there s an overlap between the stories where they old and the new bleed together Some come from family history, some are culled from the larger tradition of the Laguna Pueblo in New Mexico Some of the poems tell stories and some of the stories express images and metaphors in poetic language Trying to par [...]


    • Storyteller is a collection of short stories, poems, and photographs by Laguna poet and author Leslie Marmon Silko First and foremost, the photographs are a must have if you are looking for a new copy of this work Many of these photograph ground the stories and poems there are connected to, giving a visual hint to readers that may not have seen some of the things that Silko is discussing Much of the focus is on oral tradition, and upholding it from generation to generation See the poem on p153 , [...]


    • A mix of poetry, short fiction, and photographs, relating to the author and her family s story, as well as the story of Native people in North America I liked learning about this author, who I ve only just started reading this year, and enjoyed her poems and short tales about a people and a way of life that were ruthlessly snuffed out by immigrant Europeans Her flashes of anger are than understandable when you know the history of it It s heartening to see Native issues and lifestyles making a [...]


    • I really took my time with this one And I m glad that I did because it s excellent I have no doubt that I ll be reading it many times over Storyteller is a collection of stories, memories, and photographs passed down to Silko from her family and community The entire collection is exquisitely beautiful, and touching, but my favorite poems and stories by far were the ones of Yellow Woman who I identified the most with I highly recommend reading this book, especially if you re interested in underst [...]


    • This book made me feel like I was in the southwest with its varied collection of stories, poems, and pictures What really drew me to this collection was the common theme of folklore trying to survive in the modern age, the most famous example here being that of Yellow Woman This collection is will be loved for those who feel a spiritual connection to nature as Silko commonly brings up different aspects of nature as an inspiration for the characters that populate this book.


    • A fantastic compilation of the influences that contribute to storytelling and cultural identity Silko s collection is wide ranging and informative, yet personal and clear in its role as a single contribution to a necessarily polyvocal, transgenerational, communal identity creation and understanding A very valuable contribution to Native American and US Literature.


    • I began this novel thinking that it seemed rather shallow As I got deeper into the book, the characters came alive I loved that I could picture the geography so perfectly because we had lived there When I realized that this was a first novel, written when the author was still in school, I began to understand what an accomplishment it was It is breathtaking.


    • Everything about this book is different Some may even call it experimental But I never felt like this was Leslie Marmon Silko s idea of an experiment The writing was just her Her voice, her story, her roots Few other books succeed in transmitting the same depth and breadth of life It was, if nothing else, a nice change from the stacks of novels I deal with every day.


    • What I loved about this book was it s complete lack of any self conscious explanation of itself It s like the author is saying to me, Here s what s important to know and allowing me to make the connections between the parts myself A very unusual format for a book, both distant and intimate in different turns, like hanging out with a real person.


    • This is not for everyone, but it is compelling The short stories here are tightly written and insightful about Native American culture It s very teachable, so long as you pair it with something a bit uplifting The images inside are lovely as well An intriguing text with much teaching potential.


    • A charming collection of poetry, autobiographical sketches, and short prose pieces, this book engages the reader quite effectively Silko s personal approach creates a strong narrative presence that gives the impression you re listening to a storyteller spinning tales just for you The pieces range from lightly humorous to very dark, and throughout I found myself wanting to move forward.


    • Wow, this was fantastic It was stunning to watch Silko put a Western framework over the Laguna oral traditions Personally, I d have to say my favorite was Yellow Woman, based on Kochininako and Cottonwood stories.


    • Beautiful gathering of tales that mesh ancient modern Laguna experience I love the power of the storyteller to enact reality a major focus of Martin s WAY OF THE HUMAN BEING, so great to rd teach these 2 together.


    • Powerful and simple stories and poems make for a punch to the gut at this look at Silko s work Range of prose and poetry give girth to the picture Silko paints Content of Native American life approached in unique and impacting fashion


    • I learned so much about Native American storytelling and history from the format and context of this book It really encouraged me to think outside my culture.


    • Gorgeous in every way To take an oral tradition and capture the essence is challenging, but she s done it here.


    • Poetry and prose, good format, works with theme of book, thought provoking look at how words form memeory and contain culture.


    • This deeply moving narrative is constructed of photographs, poetry, memories, and parables woven together to create a story that offers truths from all different angles The unique physical structure of the book, a long rectangle with the long side on top, draws the reader out of ordinary book reading mode and shifts the sensory experience of reading the book, which I thought was a really cool way to do that cw for child sexual abuse, racial violence


    • Silko is one of my favorite Native American writers She never fails I enjoyed reading this collection of family stories, poems, short stories, along with the personal photographs Beautiful


    • A great commingling of the truth a newspaper might tell, and all the other kinds of truth that we call stories.I am going to miss opening this book before bed, and wondering what new voices, what new personae each new story would bring into my life.


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