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Memoris and Biographies
Author: N. Scott Momaday
ISBN: 0060129816
Subcategory: Arts & Literature
Pages 170 pages
Publisher Harpercollins; 1st edition (November 1, 1976)
Language English
Category: Memoris and Biographies
Rating: 4.2
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by N. Scott Momaday

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Of all of the works of N. Scott Momaday, The Names may be the most personal. A memoir of his boyhood in Oklahoma and the Southwest, it is also described by Momaday as "an act of the imagination. Of all of the works of N. When I turn my mind to my early life, it is the imaginative part of it that comes first and irresistibly into reach, and of that part I take hold. Complete with family photos, The Names i Of all of the works of N.

Navarre Scott Momaday (born February 27, 1934) is a Kiowa novelist, short story writer, essayist, and poet. His novel House Made of Dawn was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969, and is considered the first major work of the Native American Renaissance. His follow-up work The Way to Rainy Mountain blended folklore with memoir. Momaday received the National Medal of Arts in 2007 for his work's celebration and preservation of indigenous oral and art tradition.

Of all of the works of N. Scott Momaday, "The Names" may be the most personal.

Scott Momaday N. Scott Momaday. The magnificent Pulitzer Prize-winning novel of a stranger in his native land.

First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, The Way to Rainy Mountain has sold over 200,000 copies. -from the new Preface. From the Inside Flap. Kiowa Indian myth, history, and personal reminiscences. A young Native American, Abel has come home from a foreign war to find himself caught between two worlds.

Complete summary of N. Scott Momaday's The Names. eNotes plot summaries cover all the significant action of The Names. Again, Momaday has structured his writing to reflect the essence rather than the chronology. Across a cultural continuum of his and own and his ancestors’ experiences, Momaday weaves imaginative re-creations. Naming is a process by which one identifies and reinforces predominant characteristics of a situation or an individual. Complete with family photos, "The Names" is a book that will captivate readers who wish to experience the Native American way of life.

Complete with family photos, The Names is a book that will captivate readers who wish to experience the Native American way of life. Complete with family photos, The Names is a book that will captivate readers who wish to experience the Native American way of life.

Bibliographic Details. Title: The Names : a Memoir, by N. All books securely packaged. Condition is guaranteed with all items shipped fully on approval. Publisher: New York : Harper & Row. Publication Date: 1976.

The Pulitzer Prize-winning novelist recalls the significant events and ventures of his own life, his own land, and his own people, recreating his experiences as an American Indian and those of his relatives
If you love the Southwest, you will love this book. Momaday writes about the landscape like no other writer. He captures the immensity and color of that vast area. His other books "House made of Dawn" and "Rainy Mountain" are equally moving. I keep them handy at all times, just to read certain passages of transcendant imagery.
Momaday's prose is as rich as ever.
Very good autobiography of Scott Momaday and his genealogy
Love this book. Really helps to build your deeper understanding of the culture and the importance of a name.
great work
This narrative takes the form of a stream of consciousness, with self-awareness coming through the seemingly random juxtapositions of pop culture, memories, dialogue, language (an imposed language – the mother language having been expunged at birth). The fluidity of the narrative opens the world of meaning-making to creative associations and new connections. That is the good side of this. The downside is that the narrative is, first and foremost, about loss – the loss of moorings, the loss of directions, the loss of a mental map. The map was language itself – a Kiowa who cannot speak Kiowa. This is a tragic memoir. If one can name, one can, through the process of naming, begin to construct a personal language, and hence a self. Later, one can worry about things like “brandings” and “souls.” First, one must exist.
That's how I think of this book - a photo album of old family photos with one long letter (or, perhaps it would be better described as a series of short notes written by someone trying to remember what they'd seen, heard, imagines, or discovered). It's a fun book to read straight through, or to flip around in, going back and forth through the photos and reading about the person whose face or photo catches your eye <g>. For info on articles & stuff written about this book visit: