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"What I do as a writer, teacher, and storyteller is to demystify language," says Simon Ortiz. Widely regarded as one of the country's most important Native American poets, Ortiz has led a thirty-year career marked by a fascination with language—and by a love of his people. This omnibus of three previous works offers old and new readers an appreciation of the fruits of his dedication. Going for the Rain (1976) expresses closeness to a specific Native American way of life and its philosophy and is structured in the narrative form of a journey on the road of life. A Good Journey (1977), an evocation of Ortiz's constant awareness of his heritage, draws on the oral tradition of his Pueblo culture. Fight Back: For the Sake of the People, For the Sake of the Land (1980)—revised for this volume—has its origins in his work as a laborer in the uranium industry and is intended as a political observation and statement about that industry's effects on Native American lands and lives. In an introduction written for this volume, Ortiz tells of his boyhood in Acoma Pueblo, his early love for language, his education, and his exposure to the wider world. He traces his development as a writer, recalling his attraction to the Beats and his growing political awareness, especially a consciousness of his and other people's social struggle. "Native American writers must have an individual and communally unified commitment to their art and its relationship to their indigenous culture and people," writes Ortiz. "Through our poetry, prose, and other written works that evoke love, respect, and responsibility, Native Americans may be able to help the United States of America to go beyond survival."

Book News Annotation:

An omnibus of three previous works--Going for the Rain, A Good Journey, and Fighting Back--by one of the leading contemporary Native American poets.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Widely regarded as one of the country's most important Native American poets, Ortiz has had a thirty-year career marked by a fascination with language and by a love of his people.

About the Author

Poet, fiction writer, essayist, and storyteller Simon Ortiz is a native of Acoma Pueblo and is the author of numerous books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780816513307
Author:
Ortiz, Simon J.
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Author:
Ortiz, Simon J.
Location:
Tucson :
Subject:
American
Subject:
Literature
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Poetry
Subject:
Acoma Indians.
Subject:
Acoma Indians -- Poetry.
Subject:
Poetry-A to Z
Subject:
Single Author / American
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback
Series:
Sun Tracks: An American Indian Literary
Series Volume:
0021
Publication Date:
19920931
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
367
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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