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Conversations With Sherman Alexie

Alexie, Sherman (Book - 2009)
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Sherman Alexie (b. 1966) gained national attention upon release of The Business of Fancydancing , his first collection of poems, in 1992, when a critic for the New York Times Book Review called him "one of the major lyric voices of our time." More recently, in 2007, Alexie won a National Book Award for The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian , a young-adult novel based on his own high school experiences. In Conversations with Sherman Alexie , the writer displays the same passion, dynamic sense of humor, and sharp observational skills that characterize his work. The interviews ranging from 1993 to 2007 feature Alexie speaking candidly about the ideas and themes behind poetry collections ( I Would Steal Horses, First Indian on the Moon ), short story collections ( The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Ten Little Indians ), novels ( Indian Killer, Reservation Blues ), and screenplays ( Smoke Signals ). Coeur d'Alene through his father and Spokane through his mother, Alexie grew up in Wellpinit on the Spokane Indian Reservation in eastern Washington. Reservation life is a central concern in his work, as are politics, love, contemporary literature, city living (he now lives in Seattle), and his beloved sport of basketball. Alexie's wit, polemical engagement, and willingness to confront received notions have made him one of the most popular American Indian writers today.
Authors: Alexie, Sherman, 1966-
Title: Conversations with Sherman Alexie
Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, c2009
Characteristics: xxii, 198 p. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: edited by Nancy J. Peterson
Contents: Sherman Alexie, literary rebel / John and Carl Bellante
Sherman Alexi: a reservation of the mind / Doug Marx
Spokane words: Tomson Highway raps with Sherman Alexie / Tomson Highway
The reluctant spokesman / Erik Himmelsbach
Crossroads: a conversation with Sherman Alexie / John Purdy
Sherman Alexie: poet, novelist, filmmaker / Charlene Teters
Sending cinematic smoke signals: an interview with Sherman Alexie / Dennis West, Joan M. West
Tribal visions / Kelley Blewster
An interview with Sherman Alexie / Joelle Fraser
American literature: interview with Sherman Alexie / Jessica Chapel
Hold me closer, fancy dancer: a conversation with Sherman Alexie / Aileo Winmann
Sherman Alexie in conversation with Williams Cole / Williams Cole
Voice of the new tribes / Duncan Campell
Redeemers / Matt Dellinger
Seriously Sherman: Seattle's favorite pissed off poet talks about truth, terror, tradition, and what's so great about America anyway? / Timothy Harris
A conversation with Sherman Alexie / Diane Thiel
A world of story-smoke: a conversation with Sherman Alexie / Åse Nygren
Reservation to riches: a conversation with Sherman Alexie / Lorena Allam
Revising Sherman Alexie / Dave Weich
Interview with Sherman Alexie / James Mellis
Sherman Alexie / Tanita Davis, Sarah Stevenson
Additional Contributors: Peterson, Nancy J.
ISBN: 1604732806
Branch Call Number: 818.5409 A384c 2009
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Authors, American 20th century Interviews Alexie, Sherman, 1966- Interviews
Topical Term: Authors, American
LCCN: 2009015995
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