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About the Author

Of Laguna Pueblo and Sioux descent, Allen was one of the best-known Native American writers and critics and cousin to another, Leslie Marmon Silko. She was born in Grants, New Mexico, on October 24, 1939. She received a bachelor's degree in English in 1966 and a master's degree of fine arts in mostrar mais creative writing in 1968 from the University of Oregon and a doctorate in American studies in 1975 from the University of New Mexico. She taught at numerous schools during her lifetime including San Francisco State, University of California at Berkeley and University of California at Los Angeles. She wrote 17 books including volumes of her own poetry, fiction, and nonfiction. She also edited important collections of Native American writing. She received grants from the National Endowment for the Arts, the Ford Foundation, and the University of California at Los Angeles, where she was a postdoctoral fellow in American Indian Studies. She received numerous awards including an American Book Award for editing Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Short Stories by American Indian Writers in 1990 and the Hubbell Medal in 1999. She devoted much of her work to combating oppression by critiquing the ideas that have sanctioned it. The Woman Who Owned the Shadows (1983), is about a woman who comes to realize that she is a lesbian. Allen explores and affirms for women and lesbians the ideas of Spider Grandmother who, in many Native American traditions, is the creator of the heavens, the earth, and all the spirit beings, and therefore an icon of female power. The Sacred Hoop (1986), is a collection of essays written over a number of years that explicitly argue that Native American literature, traditions, mythology, and spirituality can be powerful antidotes to white racism, sexism, and homophobia. She died of lung cancer on May 29, 2008. (Bowker Author Biography) mostrar menos

Obras por Paula Gunn Allen

The Woman Who Owned the Shadows (1983) 180 exemplares, 2 críticas
Voice of the Turtle: American Indian Literature, 1900-1970 (1994) — Editor — 130 exemplares, 1 crítica
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Editor; Contribuidor — 63 exemplares, 2 críticas
Skins and Bones (1988) 28 exemplares
Shadow Country (1982) 12 exemplares

Associated Works

The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Contribuidor — 1,140 exemplares, 3 críticas
Hidden from History: Reclaiming the Gay and Lesbian Past (1989) — Contribuidor — 698 exemplares
Race, Class, and Gender: An Anthology (1992) — Contribuidor — 447 exemplares, 1 crítica
Sisters of the Earth: Women's Prose and Poetry About Nature (1991) — Contribuidor — 401 exemplares, 4 críticas
Cries of the Spirit: A Celebration of Women's Spirituality (2000) — Contribuidor — 376 exemplares, 3 críticas
Weaving the Visions: New Patterns in Feminist Spirituality (1989) — Contribuidor — 362 exemplares, 2 críticas
Growing Up Gay/Growing Up Lesbian: A Literary Anthology (1993) — Contribuidor — 287 exemplares
Wise Women: Over Two Thousand Years of Spiritual Writing by Women (1996) — Contribuidor — 203 exemplares, 1 crítica
Talking Leaves: Contemporary Native American Short Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 195 exemplares, 2 críticas
Living the Spirit: A Gay American Indian Anthology (1988) — Contribuidor — 188 exemplares
A Gathering of Spirit: A Collection by North American Indian Women (1984) — Contribuidor — 153 exemplares
Genocide of the Mind: New Native American Writing (2003) — Contribuidor — 148 exemplares, 4 críticas
Harper's Anthology of Twentieth Century Native American Poetry (1988) — Contribuidor — 140 exemplares
Nepantla: An Anthology Dedicated to Queer Poets of Color (2018) — Contribuidor — 91 exemplares, 2 críticas
My Lover Is a Woman (1996) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares, 1 crítica
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares
The Sweet Breathing of Plants: Women Writing on the Green World (2001) — Contribuidor — 90 exemplares, 1 crítica
Intricate Passions (1989) — Contribuidor — 71 exemplares
Earth Song, Sky Spirit (1993) — Contribuidor — 69 exemplares
Nothing But the Truth: An Anthology of Native American Literature (2000) — Contribuidor — 52 exemplares, 1 crítica
Face to Face: Women Writers on Faith, Mysticism, and Awakening (2004) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares, 1 crítica
Earth Power Coming: Short Fiction in Native American Literature (1983) — Contribuidor — 35 exemplares
Through the Eye of the Deer (1999) — Contribuidor — 30 exemplares
Women's Friendships: A Collection of Short Stories (1991) — Contribuidor — 22 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 43/44: The 15th Anniversary Retrospective (1991) — Contribuidor — 20 exemplares
Queer Nature: A Poetry Anthology (2022) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares
Wounds beneath the flesh (1983) — Contribuidor — 16 exemplares
New Myth and Magic (1993) — Contribuidor — 15 exemplares
Reckonings: Contemporary Short Fiction by Native American Women (2008) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 25 (1984) — Contribuidor — 8 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 17 (1981) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 19 (1982) — Contribuidor — 5 exemplares
Sinister Wisdom 15: Violence (1980) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares


Conhecimento Comum



These twenty-one stories from the Cherokee, Navajo (Dine), Aztec, Maya, and other North American civilizations have guided female shamans toward an understanding of the sacred for centuries. Here are creation stories, prophecies, stories that disclose how medicine power is transmitted from the world of the supernaturals to the world of humans. . . . Together they make up a female shamanic tradition and suggest the relation of ritual magic to women's daily lives.
PendleHillLibrary | 1 outra crítica | Jun 16, 2022 |
This was a DAR book club selection, and thus I picked it up to read. It took me a long time to get through. It is very academically presented. And a lot was packed in this book. The author approaches Pocahontas from the perspective of Native American history, rather than through the lens of white people/scholars. I truly appreciated that. But, it is a very dense book especially considering that Pocahontas lived a very short life, passing away at the age of 20.
ValerieAndBooks | 1 outra crítica | Jun 7, 2022 |
"Paula Gunn Allen is professor of English at the University of California, Los Angeles, and an American Indian of Laguna Pueblo and Sioux heritage. She is the author of many books, including 'Grandmothers of the Light: A Medicine Woman's Sourcebook, and editor of 'Spider Woman's Granddaughters: Traditional Tales and Contemporary Writing by Native American Women', which won an American Book Award in 1990." The reviewer for 'Booklist' said of this work, "In these beautifully written essays, Paula Gunn Allen. . .makes a vital contribution to American Indian and feminist scholarship. . .Allen brings to vivid life America's powerful female roots."… (mais)
uufnn | Oct 16, 2018 |
Paula Gunn has too much to say about each story, most of which were ‘slices of life’ ending just before the consequential events. Few of the stories were much in themselves, and I probably refused to actually read the one that was because it was soaked in violence to the protagonist, not as much physical as spiritual. My takeaway is that Dean Ing is Native American.
quondame | 1 outra crítica | Dec 28, 2017 |



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