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About the Author

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 por Sherman Alexie

Reservation Blues (1995) — Lyrics, Coyote Springs songs — 2,075 exemplares
Flight (2007) 1,658 exemplares
Indian Killer (1996) 1,404 exemplares
The Toughest Indian in the World (2000) 1,313 exemplares
Ten Little Indians (2003) 1,308 exemplares
War Dances (2009) 876 exemplares
Thunder Boy Jr. (2016) 764 exemplares
First Indian on the Moon (1993) 181 exemplares
One Stick Song (2000) 166 exemplares
The Summer of Black Widows (1996) 166 exemplares
Smoke Signals: A Screenplay (1998) 158 exemplares
Face (2009) 115 exemplares
Old Shirts & New Skins (1993) 113 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Editor — 93 exemplares
Smoke Signals [1998 film] (1993) — Autor — 84 exemplares
The man who loves salmon (1998) 15 exemplares
Dangerous Astronomy (2005) 14 exemplares
Water flowing home : poems (1995) 9 exemplares
Salmon Boy 3 exemplares
Prairie Schooner (Winter 2012) (2013) 2 exemplares
The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless (2010) 2 exemplares
Indian Education 2 exemplares
Superman and Me 1 exemplar
Salt (short story) 1 exemplar
“Captivity” 1 exemplar
Three Poems 1 exemplar
Matador Indio (1998) 1 exemplar
Fire with Fire 1 exemplar
Over ruggen van zalmen (2015) 1 exemplar
Happy trails 1 exemplar

Associated Works

McSweeney's Mammoth Treasury of Thrilling Tales (2002) — Contribuidor — 1,469 exemplares
The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,124 exemplares
The Living Dead (2008) — Contribuidor — 913 exemplares
Heart Berries: A Memoir (2018) — Introdução, algumas edições869 exemplares
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Contribuidor — 765 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Contribuidor — 746 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Contribuidor — 556 exemplares
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Contribuidor — 323 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Contribuidor — 301 exemplares
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Contribuidor — 278 exemplares
The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Seventh Annual Collection (1994) — Contribuidor — 254 exemplares
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Contribuidor — 238 exemplares
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Contribuidor — 236 exemplares
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Contribuidor — 211 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 198 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Contribuidor — 169 exemplares
Walking the Clouds: An Anthology of Indigenous Science Fiction (2012) — Contribuidor — 168 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Contribuidor — 166 exemplares
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 152 exemplares
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Contribuidor — 122 exemplares
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Contribuidor — 96 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Contribuidor — 86 exemplares
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (2005) — Contribuidor — 84 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Contribuidor — 82 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 80 exemplares
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 75 exemplares
Earth Song, Sky Spirit (1993) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares
Eddie and the Cruisers (1980) — Introdução, algumas edições61 exemplares
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Contribuidor — 60 exemplares
Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures (2006) — Contribuidor, algumas edições58 exemplares
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Contribuidor — 37 exemplares
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Contribuidor — 32 exemplares
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica (2003) — Contribuidor — 25 exemplares
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Contribuidor — 19 exemplares
Indian Country (2001) — Introdução, algumas edições19 exemplares
Selected Shorts: New American Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Coming of Age in the 21st Century: Growing Up in America Today (2008) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Visit teepee town : native writings after the detours (1999) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry (1994) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color (2002) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
Winter in the Blood [2013 film] (2015) — Producer — 2 exemplares
Hebbes 4 — Contribuidor — 2 exemplares
Mitä ukkonen todella sanoi (2001) 1 exemplar


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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)


*Edit* 4 stars, down from 5. I originally gave this book a 5 but as I was thinking about it this morning, I realized that I wasn't that impressed with it. My inner dialoged was "well, I read it", not "what a great book! I'm so glad I finally read it! Why did I wait so long??". More like I had just checked it off my list.

*Another edit* 3 stars down from 4. Thinking back, I felt compelled to rate this high because Sherman Alexie is a Native American author and there was almost an expectation that I give this a high rating. Now I'm thinking that...I don't know...I feel that the book was not all that great. I read it and I've decided that I don't need/want to read anymore of his books.

I grew up on a reservation and so I was able to relate to many of the things he described, that's why initially I gave it a 5. I am more white than Native but my Reservation is home to two tribes that were traditional enemies. I went to a Catholic school on the other side of the rez so got discrimination as an Indian kid, a white kid and a kid from the enemy tribe! I didn't know any better, but it sucked. One thing that stands out to me now is that I was a rich kid by rez standards, but when I went to the white high school, I was a poor kid by white standards.

It was a fast read (for me anyway, it takes me forever to read books). It wasn't laugh-out-loud but there were enough moments and lots of things I think were "inside joke" funny.
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tokenn | 795 outras críticas | Feb 6, 2024 |
This is a very popular book that comes highly recommended from many quarters and it's strength is the voice of the main character, Junior, as he negotiates the two separate worlds he finds himself in. While I found some of the middle a big bogged down, but the eloquence of the end, the deep tragedies, and the complexity of the characters make this a very compelling book.
mslibrarynerd | 795 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
I would like to give this book 10 stars. It is a beautiful family story of loving one's family and developing a sense of independence.
mslibrarynerd | 108 outras críticas | Jan 13, 2024 |
It's been awhile since I have read a book that could make me laugh out loud, cry, get angry, feel depressed, and feel hope one after the other.
Dances_with_Words | 795 outras críticas | Jan 6, 2024 |


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