Posted by Dana S. on November 09, 1999 at 19:07:24:
In Reply to: Re: Cultural Trekking posted by Petra on November 09, 1999 at 18:44:04:
: : Boy, oh, boy! The contrast in the Native American culture between "Deerslayer" and "Reservation Blues" is shocking. I don't think the clubs could have picked any two books that would be more provocative than these two are when read together.
: : Dana S.
: Hi Dana,
: interesting that you say that. Since I haven't read any of the two (yet; I really want to get the Alexie book, maybe on Thursday...), I'd be curious to hear what exactly you mean. I imagine contrasts like the portrayal as noble or even idyllic vs. the brutally honest portrayal of today's reality. But I'm just guessing. Can you tell us more?
I'll have to wait until this weekend. I'm afraid I have exhausted my meagre vocabulary. Let me restock and see if I can't string my thoughts together with a little more clarity. I will say that I wasn't so much thinking about how each author portrays the Indian, as about being immediately blasted into the 20th century.
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