All That Remains

All That Remains

Varieties of Indigenous Expression

Arnold Krupat

248 pages

Paperback

April 2009

978-0-8032-1890-1

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About the Book

In this dynamic collection of essays, Arnold Krupat, one of the leading critics of American Indian writing, storytelling, and film, offers insightful and provocative analyses of representations by and about Native peoples, past and present. He considers the relations between tricksters in traditional and contemporary stories, the ways in which Native peoples were depicted in mainstream American literature in the mid-nineteenth century, and how modern Cherokee authors look back upon and represent the forced removal of their ancestors from the Southeast in the 1830s. He also examines the writings of the famed Pequot public intellectual William Apess (1798–1839) and the complex communicative strategies informing the contemporary prize-winning Inuit film Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner.
 
All That Remains not only showcases one of the most influential scholars in the field but also establishes a bold agenda for Native literary criticism in the twenty-first century.

Author Bio

Arnold Krupat is a professor of literature in the Global Studies Faculty Group at Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of numerous books, including Red Matters: Native American Studies, The Turn to the Native: Studies in Criticism and Culture (available in a Bison Books edition), and the coeditor (with Brian Swann) of I Tell You Now: Autobiographical Essays by Native American Writers, also available in a Bison Books edition.

Table of Contents

Preface    

Chapter 1. Trickster Tales Revisited     

Chapter 2. Representing Indians in American Literature, 1820-1870   

Chapter 3. Resisting Racism: William Apess as Public Intellectual

Chapter 4. Representing Cherokee Dispossession 

Chapter 5. Atanarjuat, the Fast Runner and Its Audiences   

Acknowledgments  

Notes

Bibliography     

Index

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