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House Made of Dawn (Perennial Classics)

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Awards

1969 Pulitzer Prize For Fiction

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

House Made of Dawn,which won the Pulitzer Prize in 1969, tells the story of a young American Indian named Abel, home from a foreign war and caught between two worlds: one his father's, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons and the harsh beauty of the land; the other of industrial America, a goading him into a compulsive cycle of dissipation and disgust.

Review:

"Momaday writes with virility and vigor, yet each word seems skillfully chosen. His passages are molded with loving care and expert professional style. The reader can easily identify with the characters and understand their emotional depths. This is certainly an exceptional talent and one I hope will be used often." Charles Dollen

Review:

"[Momaday] has considerable descriptive power....Yet the rhetoric is a bit too facile, smacks somewhat of campus creative-writing, and on occasion creates a nebulosity opaque enough to count as self-parody. One can understand the Pulitzer prize jury's being bowled over by it now and then; one is none the less surprised to note that it stayed mesmerized long enough by Mr. Momaday's bittern-boomings to award his book the prize." Times Literary Supplement

About the Author

N. Scott Momaday is a novelist, a poet, and a painter. Among the awards he has received for writing are the Pulitzer Prize and the Premio Letterario Internazionale "Mondello." He is Regent's Professor of English at the University of Arizona, and he lives in Tucson with his wife and daughter.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060931940
Author:
Momaday, N. Scott
Publisher:
Harper Perennial
Author:
Momaday, Scott
Author:
Momaday, N. Scott
Author:
by N. Scott Momaday
Author:
Momaday, Natachee Scott
Location:
New York :
Subject:
Classics
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Southwestern States
Subject:
Western stories
Subject:
Kiowa Indians
Subject:
Indians of North America -- Southwestern States -- Fiction.
Subject:
General Fiction
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Perennial Classics
Publication Date:
July 1999
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
208
Dimensions:
8.07x5.36x.51 in. .40 lbs.

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Product details 208 pages HarperCollins Publishers - English 9780060931940 Reviews:
"Review" by , "Momaday writes with virility and vigor, yet each word seems skillfully chosen. His passages are molded with loving care and expert professional style. The reader can easily identify with the characters and understand their emotional depths. This is certainly an exceptional talent and one I hope will be used often."
"Review" by , "[Momaday] has considerable descriptive power....Yet the rhetoric is a bit too facile, smacks somewhat of campus creative-writing, and on occasion creates a nebulosity opaque enough to count as self-parody. One can understand the Pulitzer prize jury's being bowled over by it now and then; one is none the less surprised to note that it stayed mesmerized long enough by Mr. Momaday's bittern-boomings to award his book the prize."
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