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That's What She Said: Contemporary Poetry and Fiction by Native American Women
That's What She Said Contemporary Poetry and Fiction by Native American Women Author:Rayna Green (Editor) The poems and stories Rayna Green has chosen for this collection represent some of the most interesting and innovative writing in today's literature, yet their authors are for the most part unrecognized outside of the feminist and Native American circles. "That's What She Said" provides an opportunity to become acquainted with ... more »a unique, exciting body of work.
The authors in this anthology are part of a powerful literary tradition that goes back to Humishuma and Pauline Johnson, who retold and preserved tribal stories. The works presented here may be set in New York City, on the "Rez" in Oklahoma, or in some legendary time and place. But they always maintain a sense of their heritage, drawing on ancient images and sensibilities, adopting names and words that resonate with historic echoes.
Any reader who delves into these works- from Green's sensitive and moving introduction through the impressive stylistic and thematic array of the pieces included- will emerge with a strong sense of perspective of the contemporary Native American woman. Alternately mystical, off-color, bitter, humorous, hopeful, jubilant, and melancholy, this collection is a remarkable composite portrait of her experience.« less