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by Elizabeth Cook-Lynn

  • ISBN: 0299151441
  • Category: Fiction
  • Author: Elizabeth Cook-Lynn
  • Subcategory: History & Criticism
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  • Language: English
  • Publisher: University of Wisconsin Press; 1st edition (September 1, 1996)
  • Pages: 176 pages
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Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, a poet and literary scholar, grapples with issues she encountered as a Native American in. .

Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, a poet and literary scholar, grapples with issues she encountered as a Native American in academia. She asks questions of critical importance to tribal people: who is telling their stories, where does cultural authority lie, and most This provocative collection of essays reveals the passionate voice of a Native American feminist intellectual. In the title essay, Why I Can’t Read Wallace Stegner, Cook-Lynn objects to Stegner’s portrayal of the American West in his fiction, contending that no other author has been more successful in serving the interests of the nation’s fantasy about itself.

Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays : A Tribal Voice, cited for a Gustavus Myers Award. From the river's edge (NY: Arcade, 1991).

She is considered to be outspoken in her views about Native American politics, particularly in regards to tribal sovereignty. Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays : A Tribal Voice, cited for a Gustavus Myers Award.

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Objecting to Stegner's view of himself as a native Westerner, Cook-Lynn makes the tired argument that only American Indians can claim to be native to the continent.

It is not so much that Sioux novelist, poet, and academic Cook-Lynn (From the River's Edge, 1991, et. cannot read the work of the late Western historian and novelist Wallace Stegner; it is that she will not (""my reading in the work of Wallace Stegner is minimally undertaken""). Objecting to Stegner's view of himself as a native Westerner, Cook-Lynn makes the tired argument that only American Indians can claim to be native to the continent.

Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegn. Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. Part Two: Dispossession. 5. Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner. 6. A Centennial Minute from Indian Country. 1. Wounded Knee, 1973. or Lessons in Christianizing the Aboriginal Peoples of America from the Example of Bishop William Hobart Hare. Part Three: Who Will Tell The Stories? 7. The Relationship of a Writer to the Past: Art, a Literary Principle, and the Need to Narrate.

Cook-Lynn, E. (1996). Why I can’t read Wallace Stegner. In Why I can’t read Wallace Stegner and other essays: A tribal voice (pp. 29–40). Madison: University of Wisconsin Press.

Why I can't read Wallace Stegner and other essays : a tribal voice" (Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, 1996).

This provocative collection of essays reveals the passionate voice of a Native American feminist intellectual. Elizabeth Cook-Lynn, a poet and literary scholar, grapples with issues she encountered as a Native American in academia. She asks questions of critical importance to tribal people:  who is telling their stories, where does cultural authority lie, and most important, how is it possible to develop an authentic tribal literary voice within the academic community?    In the title essay, “Why I Can’t Read Wallace Stegner,” Cook-Lynn objects to Stegner’s portrayal of the American West in his fiction, contending that no other author has been more successful in serving the interests of the nation’s fantasy about itself. When Stegner writes that “Western history sort of stopped at 1890,” and when he claims the American West as his native land, Cook-Lynn argues, he negates the whole past, present, and future of the native peoples of the continent. Her other essays include discussion of such Native American writers as Michael Dorris, Ray Young Bear, and N. Scott Momaday; the importance of a tribal voice in academia, the risks to American Indian women in current law practices, the future of Indian Nationalism, and the defense of the land.    Cook-Lynn emphasizes that her essays move beyond the narrowly autobiographical, not just about gender and power, not just focused on multiculturalism and diversity, but are about intellectual and political issues that engage readers and writers in Native American studies. Studying the “Indian,” Cook-Lynn reminds us, is not just an academic exercise but a matter of survival for the lifeways of tribal peoples. Her goal in these essays is to open conversations that can make tribal life and academic life more responsive to one another.


Reviews about Why I Can't Read Wallace Stegner and Other Essays: A Tribal Voice (3):
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Tenius
Yes, she's angry, I won't deny that, but what a balm to my soul to hear her words spoken! I am an intellectual Native American woman living in an America that is still living in state of denial and self-congratulation! Like others I enjoy and am encouraged by voices that bridge the gap between groups. But to live with the constant contradictions between what America thinks it is and what it does is something that turns like a screw on my soul every day of my life. Cook-Lynn makes me go "right on!" "Yeah!" Yeah, she's angry like Malcolm X was angry, but she's right.
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