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Owens, Louis

Works: 36 works in 156 publications in 5 languages and 11,829 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Bibliography  Bio-bibliography  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Scribe
Classifications: PS3565.W567, 813.54
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Other destinies : understanding the American Indian novel by Louis Owens( Book )
17 editions published between 1992 and 2001 in English and held by 1,251 libraries worldwide
"This first book-length critical analysis of the full range of novels written between 1854 and today by American Indian authors takes as its theme the search for self-discovery and cultural recovery. In his introduction, Louis Owens places the novels in context by considering their relationships to traditional American Indian oral literature as well as their differences from mainstream Euroamerican literature. In the following chapters he looks at the novels of John Rollin Ridge, Mourning Dove, John Joseph Mathews, D'Arcy McNickle, N. Scott Momaday, James Welch, Leslie Marmon Silko, Louise Erdrich, Michael Dorris, and Gerald Vizenor. These authors are mixedbloods who, in their writing, try to come to terms with the marginalization both of mixed-bloods and fullbloods and of their cultures in American society. Their novels are complex and sophisticated narratives of cultural survival--and survival guides for fullbloods and mixedbloods in modern America. Rejecting the stereotypes and clichés long attached to the word Indian, they appropriate and adapt the colonizers language, English, to describe the Indian experience. These novels embody the American Indian point of view; the non-Indian is required to assume the role of "other." In his analysis Owens draws on a broad range of literary theory: myth and folklore, structuralism, modernism, poststructuralism, and, particularly, postmodernism. At the same time he argues that although recent American Indian fiction incorporates a number of significant elements often identified with postmodern writing, it contradicts the primary impulse of postmodernism. That is, instead of celebrating fragmentation, ephemerality, and chaos, these authors insist upon a cultural center that is intact and recoverable, upon immutable values and ecological truths. Other Destinies provides a new critical approach to novels by American Indians. It also offers a comprehensive introduction to the novels, helping teachers bring this important fiction to the classroom."--Jacket
The grapes of wrath : trouble in the promised land by Louis Owens( Book )
8 editions published between 1989 and 1996 in English and held by 1,038 libraries worldwide
Tracing the social and political developments leading to the Dust Bowl, Owens clearly explains how the novel represents Steinbeck's indictment of the Promised Land myth
The sharpest sight by Louis Owens( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1997 in English and French and held by 890 libraries worldwide
A travers cette intrigue policière, L. Owens analyse la société américaine, sa violence, et la place des minorités en son sein
Bone game : a novel by Louis Owens( Book )
9 editions published between 1994 and 2000 in English and French and held by 796 libraries worldwide
In California, a madman is loose on a college campus, killing and dismembering young girls. Professor Cole McCurtain, an Indian, investigates the crimes and uncovers an evil force born of the cruel treatment of Indians by Spanish missionaries. By the author of The Sharpest Sight
Nightland by Louis Owens( Book )
20 editions published between 1996 and 2009 in 5 languages and held by 681 libraries worldwide
After two half-Indian ranchers find a dead man with a suitcase containing nearly one million dollars, they are pursued by a helicopter. They shoot it down and decide to keep quiet about the attack. A mystery featuring drugs, a beautiful Indian woman and Indian lore. By the author of Bone Game
Mixedblood messages : literature, film, family, place by Louis Owens( Book )
15 editions published between 1998 and 2001 in English and held by 667 libraries worldwide
Studies how the Native Americans' identities and relationship with nature are depicted in literature and film, and discusses how Native Americans are portrayed in literature written by different ethnic groups
John Steinbeck's re-vision of America by Louis Owens( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
Dark river : a novel by Louis Owens( Book )
4 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 446 libraries worldwide
Wolfsong by Louis Owens( Book )
14 editions published between 1991 and 1998 in English and French and held by 431 libraries worldwide
In the Cascade Range of northwest Washington, Tom Joseph, a young Indian who had gone south to attend college, returns for his uncle's funeral and finds himself caught up in the old man's fight to save the wilderness from destruction. In his first novel, Louis Owens exposes the raw edge of the current American land-rights controversy and poses questions about authenticity and the common bonds that American Indians, of very different or mixed backgrounds, are in the process of discovering today
American Indian novelists : an annotated critical bibliography by Tom Colonnese( Book )
7 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 395 libraries worldwide
I hear the train : reflections, inventions, refractions by Louis Owens( Book )
3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 14 libraries worldwide
"In this collection, Louis Owens blends autobiography, short fiction, and literary criticism to reflect on his experiences as a mixedblood Indian in America."--Jacket
Writings of John Steinbeck ( visu )
2 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
From the National Steinbeck Center the guests talked about John Steinbeck's life, his writings, and the times in which he lived. They also responded to audience telephone calls and talked about the political issues that were having an impact on the nation at the time, focusing on his book, The Grapes of Wrath. The book was published in 1938 and tells the story of migrant farm workers in the Salinas Valley, many of whom had left the Dust Bowl states of Oklahoma and Kansas during the Great Depression. Steinbeck won the Pulitzer Prize for fiction for The Grapes of Wrath in 1940, the same year the film version of the book, starring Henry Fonda, was released. Professor Owens is the author of The Grapes of Wrath: Trouble in the Promised Land
American literary scholarship an annual, 1990 ( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
Jon Sutainbekku : ikari no budō : o yomu : Amerika no Eden no hate by Louis Owens( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in Japanese and held by 6 libraries worldwide
Louis Owens, Evelina Zuni Lucero storytellers ( visu )
2 editions published between 1994 and 2003 in English and held by 3 libraries worldwide
Writers Louis Owens, a literature professor at the University of California, and Eveline Zuni Lucero, an author and lecturerat the University of New Mexico, discuss the influence that Native American oral storytelling traditions have had on their writings
Louis Owens ( visu )
1 edition published in 1997 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Writer Louis Owens discusses the growth of Native American literature in the United States
Native American literature : a brief introduction and anthology by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
1 edition published in 1995 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
A new eye in the west : Steinbeck's California fiction by Louis Owens( Book )
3 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
Wind from an enemy sky by D'Arcy McNickle( Book )
1 edition published in 1990 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Story of the Little Elk people, a fictional Northwestern Indian tribe, seen through the eyes of Antoine, grandson of the tribal leader
The American Indian Southwest abiding earth/restless sky ( visu )
in English and held by 1 library worldwide
Video recordings of a speaker series focusing on the theme of continuity and change in Indian culture
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Alternative Names
Louis Owens America author
Owens, Louis Dean.
オウエンズ, ルイス
English (132)
French (9)
German (2)
Japanese (2)
Danish (1)
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