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Sherman J. Alexie Jr. was born on October 7, 1966. His mother was Spokane Indian and his father was Coeur d'Alene Indian. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He decided to attend high school off the reservation where he knew he would get a better education. He mostrar mais was the only Indian at the school, and excelled academically as well as in sports. After high school, he attended Gonzaga University for two years before transferring to Washington State University, where he graduated with a degree in American studies. He received the Washington State Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship in 1991 and the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1992. His collections of poetry included The Business of Fancydancing, First Indian on the Moon, The Summer of Black Widows, One Stick Song, and Face. His first collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, received a PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. His other short story collections included The Toughest Indian in the World, Ten Little Indians, and War Dances. His first novel, Reservation Blues, received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize. His other novels included Indian Killer, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and Flight. He won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction in 2018 for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. Alexie and Jim Boyd, a Colville Indian, collaborated on the album Reservation Blues, which contains the songs from the book of the same name. In 1997, Alexie collaborated with Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne/Arapaho Indian, on a film project inspired by Alexie's work, This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, from the short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Smoke Signals debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1998, winning two awards: the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy. In 1999 the film received a Christopher Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos
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Obras de Sherman Alexie

Reservation Blues (1995) — Lyrics, Coyote Springs songs — 2,094 cópias
Flight (2007) 1,678 cópias
Indian Killer (1996) 1,417 cópias
Ten Little Indians (2003) 1,326 cópias
The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) 1,323 cópias
War Dances (2009) 884 cópias
Thunder Boy Jr. (2016) 788 cópias
First Indian on the Moon (1993) 184 cópias
One Stick Song (2000) 166 cópias
The Summer of Black Widows (1996) 165 cópias
Smoke Signals: A Screenplay (1998) 160 cópias
Face (2009) 115 cópias
Old Shirts & New Skins (1993) 115 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Editor — 97 cópias
Smoke Signals [1998 film] (1993) — Autor — 85 cópias
Dangerous Astronomy (2005) 15 cópias
The man who loves salmon (1998) 15 cópias
Water flowing home : poems (1995) 9 cópias
Salmon Boy 3 cópias
Indian Education 2 cópias
Matador Indio (1998) 1 exemplar(es)
Three Poems 1 exemplar(es)
“Captivity” 1 exemplar(es)
Sherman Alexie class 1 exemplar(es)
Superman and Me 1 exemplar(es)
Clean, Cleaner, Cleanest 1 exemplar(es)
Fire with Fire 1 exemplar(es)
Over ruggen van zalmen (2015) 1 exemplar(es)
Happy trails 1 exemplar(es)
Salt (short story) 1 exemplar(es)

Associated Works

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Contribuinte — 1,475 cópias
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuinte — 1,136 cópias
The Living Dead (2008) — Contribuinte — 921 cópias
Heart Berries: A Memoir (2018) — Introdução, algumas edições894 cópias
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contribuinte — 775 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Contribuinte — 751 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuinte — 557 cópias
Native American Literature Course Pack (1994) — Contribuinte — 333 cópias
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuinte — 330 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Contribuinte — 305 cópias
100 Years of the Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuinte — 293 cópias
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Contribuinte — 255 cópias
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Contribuinte — 243 cópias
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuinte — 238 cópias
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuinte — 214 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 200 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contribuinte — 171 cópias
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuinte — 167 cópias
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 153 cópias
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuinte — 126 cópias
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuinte — 98 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (2005) — Contribuinte — 86 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Contribuinte — 84 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Contribuinte — 83 cópias
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuinte — 81 cópias
Earth Song, Sky Spirit (1993) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuinte — 69 cópias
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Contribuinte — 63 cópias
Eddie and the Cruisers (1980) — Introdução, algumas edições61 cópias
Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures (2006) — Contribuinte, algumas edições59 cópias
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Contribuinte — 54 cópias
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contribuinte — 38 cópias
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuinte — 33 cópias
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica (2003) — Contribuinte — 25 cópias
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuinte — 20 cópias
Indian Country (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições20 cópias
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Contribuinte — 19 cópias
Selected Shorts: New American Stories (2011) — Contribuinte — 17 cópias
Visit teepee town : native writings after the detours (1999) — Contribuinte — 11 cópias
Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry (1994) — Contribuinte — 6 cópias
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color (2002) — Contribuinte — 4 cópias
Winter in the Blood [2013 film] (2015) — Producer — 2 cópias
Hebbes 4 — Contribuinte — 2 cópias
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 exemplar(es)


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Conhecimento Comum



November 2017: Sherman Alexie em Monthly Author Reads (Outubro 2021)
(M101'12) The Business of Fancydancing, Sherman Alexie em World Reading Circle (Janeiro 2013)


The Absolutely True Diary Of A Part-Time Indian is told from the perspective a 14-year-old boy and thus it is a quick, breezy read. It is in turns very funny and very tragic. Our protagonist Arnold is an intriguing character, an Indian, born with severe health problems, who goes off the reservation to attend a white high school. Finding himself to be an outsider in both worlds, Arnold goes through many trials and travails until he finds a way to bridge that divide and become accepted in both worlds. The fantastic cartoons by Ellen Forney enhance the book and the story terrifically. Part-Time Indian is a very good book, fun, entertaining, thought-provoking, that showed to me a world of which I have very little knowledge.… (mais)
LordSlaw | outras 797 resenhas | May 20, 2024 |
What's novel about this collection of short stories is the way they explore the lived experiences of Native Americans (specifically, members of the Spokane tribe) in the modern world. Not to represent that the stories are particularly realistic - Alexie, exercising his prerogative as a writer, takes the liberty of placing his Native American characters in situations optimized to explore specific themes - but the challenges they face feel culturally and psychologically authentic.

Some of the tales deal explicitly with the struggle to integrate Native American traditions and values into the modern world, like the first story in the collection, "The Search Engine," in which a college student's pursuit of a Native American beatnik poet morphs into a modern-day vision quest. Or "Do Not Go Gentle," in which a Native American couple with a desperately ill child find comfort and healing in an extremely unusual totem. Or "Lawyer's League," in which an aspiring mixed-race lawyer weighs the extent to which he's going to need to compromise his pride in order to win the trust of an intolerant world. Or my favorite story in the collection, "What You Pawn I Will Redeem," in which a homeless Native American man goes on a quest to buy back his dignity (the stolen regalia of his grandmother, rediscovered in a pawn shop) but who is, in the end, saved by his own inherent dignity.

But others relate experiences that are more universal. For instance, in "Can I Get a Witness?" a woman who survives a terrorist explosion that forces her to confront her temptation to explode her entire life - who among us hasn't wondered what it would feel like to blow up everything we have and start over? In "The Life of Times of Estelle Walks Above", a young man struggles to accept that his mother could be both extraordinary and flawed. In "Do You Know Where I Am?" a man reflects on back on a marriage in which "contentment always ran slightly ahead of dissatisfaction". In "What Ever Happened to Frank Snake Church," a former high school basketball phenom struggles to cope with the grief of his parent's death and the gradual dissolution of his own dreams. Disappointment, frustration, grief ... themes that Alexie handles with a combination of deft storytelling, psychological integrity, and copious quantities of sarcasm, which may or may not be a Native American thing ("The two funniest tribes I've ever been around are Indians and Jews, so I guess that says something about the inherent humor of genocide" - a quote from "What I Pawn"), but is definitely an Alexie thing.

While the tales range from bitter to funny, poignant to heartbreaking, they collectively deliver an experience that feels fierce but wise (words I employ reluctantly, as skewering Native American archetypes is another Alexie specialty), dark but also hopeful.
… (mais)
Dorritt | outras 24 resenhas | May 17, 2024 |
This book is appropriate for primary readers.
This book is about a young boy who is unhappy with having the same name as his father and wants to have a name of his own.
This book is useful in teaching about how to read a book with text arranged in interesting ways.
Kpasley | outras 110 resenhas | Mar 11, 2024 |
This books tells a story of a young boy with the name Thunder Boy. Thinking it would be a very cool and unique name, but he is really just named after his father. He is very self-conscious of his name and hate its. As the book goes on the father finally gives him a new name, lightening. He got given this due to all of his accomplishments.

I think this book is great for a primary classroom. This book has themes of accepting oneself for who they are and the significance of names. Your name helps show the representations of what we have done in our life.… (mais)
aubreysmithh222 | outras 110 resenhas | Mar 11, 2024 |


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