Chapter 10: Late Twentieth Century and Postmodernism

    Sherman Alexie
    1966 -

    Paul Reuben
    July 10, 2017


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The information below is contributed by Patricia Bostian, Central Piedmont Community College

A registered Spokane/ Coeur d'Alene Indian, Alexie has become a spokesperson for Native Americans. His prize-winning novels, poems, and short stories give voice to Native American characters who are often have no place in either the Indian or the white world.

Primary Works

The Business of Fancydancing: Stories and Poems. Brooklyn, New York: Hanging Loose, 1992.

I Would Steal Horses. Niagara Falls, New York: Slipstream, 1992.

Old Shirts & New Skins. Los Angeles: American Indian Studies Center, University of California, Los Angeles, 1993. PS3551 .L35774 O43

The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1993. PS3551 .L35774 L66

First Indian on the Moon. New York: Hanging Loose, 1993. PS3551 .L35774 F5

Seven Mourning Songs for the Cedar Flute I Have Yet to Learn to Play. Walla Walla, Wash.: Whitman College Book Arts Lab, 1994.

Water Flowing Home: Poems. Boise, Idaho: Limberlost, 1995.

Reservation Blues. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1995. PS3551 .L35774 R74

The Summer of Black Widows. New York: Hanging Loose, 1996. PS3551 .L35774 S86

Indian Killer. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 1996. PS3551 .L35774 I56

Smoke Signals. New York: Hyperion, 1998. Video Cassette PN1997 .S61152x

The Man Who Loves Salmon. Boise, Idaho: Limberlost, 1998.

The Toughest Indian in the World. New York: Atlantic Monthly, 2000. PS3551 .L35774 T68

One Stick Song. New York: Hanging Loose, 2000. PS3551 .L35774 O53

Ten Little Indians. New York: Grove Press, 2003.

The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, 2007.

Flight, 2007.

Thunder Boy Jr., 2016. (a picture book).

You Don't Have to Say You Love Me. 2017. (A Memoir)

Selected Bibliography 1980-Present

Brill, Susan B. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 175: Native American Writers of the United States. Detroit: The Gale Group, 1997.

Christie, Stuart. Plural Sovereignties and Contemporary Indigenous Literature. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2009.

Cutter, Martha J. Lost and Found in Translation: Contemporary Ethnic American Writing and the Politics of Language Diversity. Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 2005.

Etter, Carrie. "Dialectic to Dialogic: Negotiating Bicultural Heritage in Sherman Alexie's Sonnets." in Nelson, Elizabeth H. ed. Telling the Stories: Essays on American Indian Literatures and Cultures. NY: Peter Lang, 2001.

Grassian, Daniel, and Matthew J. Bruccoli. Understanding Sherman Alexie. Columbia: U of South Carolina P, 2005.

Lincoln, Kenneth. Speak Like Singing: Classics of Native American Literature. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2007.

McFarland, Ron. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 206: Twentieth-Century American Western Writers, First Series. Detroit: The Gale Group, 1999. 3-10.

Morris, Daniel. Lyric Encounters: Essays on American Poetry from Lazarus and Frost to Ortiz Cofer and Alexie. NY: Bloomsbury, 2013.

Obourn, Megan. Reconstituting Americans: Liberal Multiculturalism and Identity Difference in Post-1960s Literature. NY: Palgrave Macmillan, 2011.

Paquaretta, Paul. "African-Native American Subjectivity and the Blues Voice in the Writings of Toni Morrison and Sherman Alexie." in Brennan, Jonathan. ed. When Brer Rabbit Meets Coyote: African-Native American Literature. Urbana: U of Illinois P, 2003.

Quirk, Sarah A. Dictionary of Literary Biography, Volume 278: American Novelists Since World War II, Seventh Series. Detroit: The Gale Group, 2003.

MLA Style Citation of this Web Page

Reuben, Paul P. "Chapter 10: Sherman Alexie." PAL: Perspectives in American Literature- A Research and Reference Guide. URL: http://www.paulreuben.website/pal/chap10/alexie.html (provide page date or date of your login). 

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