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Almanac of the Dead In its extraordinary range of character and culture, Almanac of the Dead is fiction on the grand scale The acclaimed author of Ceremony has undertaken a weaving of ideas and lives, fate and history, passion and conquest in an attempt to re create the moral history of the Americas, told from the point of view of the conquered, not the conquerors

About the Author: Leslie Marmon Silko

Leslie Marmon Silko born Leslie Marmon born March 5, 1948 is a Native American writer of the Laguna Pueblo tribe, and one of the key figures in the First Wave of what literary critic Kenneth Lincoln has called the Native American Renaissance.Silko was a debut recipient of the MacArthur Foundation Grant, now known as the Genius Grant , in 1981 and the Native Writers Circle of the Americas Lifetime Achievement Award in 1994 She currently resides in Tucson, Arizona from Wikipedia

10 thoughts on “Almanac of the Dead

  1. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    There is, perhaps, no way to bestow readerly affection on a work so single mindedly driven by an intense fury But what one can do is reverentially acknowledge the handiwork of this authorial anger, appreciate the blurred edges of a story an important one that emerge from the void of a mass amnesia and a carefully preserved collective delusion And applaud as a silent witness to the fictional r

  2. Lori Lori says:

    I wrote my master s thesis on this book, thus I ve lost track of how many times I ve read it This is not for the faint of heart Silko is putting Western, Euro centric culture on trial and the evidence she cites is pretty damning She has said in interviews that the anger that seethes on every page of this novel is not her personal anger but the anger of the Earth Anger over the cruelty, greed and dest

  3. Aubrey Aubrey says:

    Cimi is six and is called death, owl s day Lord of the underworld and Lord of death Nonetheless day six, day of the skull, is a good luck day.The old almanac said civil strife, civil crises, civil warTalk of the right book at the right time has been floating around for a while now, so here, on the tail end of whatever mood spurred me on to delve into the USA breed of colonialism, I have this book I mentione

  4. Zanna Zanna says:

    Oh my days where do I begin I m glad I read The Turquoise Ledge A Memoir first in preparation for this behemoth, as I knew something about where Leslie Marmon Silko herself was coming from in her mapping of place and relationships, and I had seen the Arizona desert through her eyes so much already it was like a familiar friend here, a place to revere and protect, full of life and beauty The desert is not the only pl

  5. El El says:

    Fucking wow.This is not a pleasure cruise of a read It s got a lot of things that would be a huge turn off to many readers drugs, violent sex, horrible things done to children and animals, disgusting characters of all sorts racist, homophobic, sexist, abusive, drug addled and or drunk, pedophiles, scumbags , andthan can even be discussed on a surface level.It s rough.I ve read complaints that Silko is an angry, bitter woman

  6. Tori (InToriLex) Tori (InToriLex) says:

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  7. Jennifer (aka EM) Jennifer (aka EM) says:

    Half way through, and I m giving up The flat, 3rd person, short sentence prose is numbing I see vague connections between the dozens of sub plots, but I can t keep them straight The torture porn is seriously off putting without anything to redeem or explain its inclusion so far other than the obvious most of all, there s not a single heroic character in the bunch And from the reviews I ve skimmed, it s only going to get worse.This is not a

  8. Petra Petra says:

    Epic Silko nailed the epicness of this story She has tried to tell 500 years of North American Native history, since the coming of the white Europeans, with the outcome of anger and hostility, the degradation and defeat of the people but not the defeat of the spirit The spirit remains strong This isn t an easy read at times It s gritty, detailed, hard, cruel and at times stomach turning But it tells a sweeping, deep story of colonization, exploita

  9. lark benobi lark benobi says:

    As damning and excoriating as ever, the second time through Fearless Unassailable Meant to be hated, in a way I hated itand enjoyed it less this time through, knowing where I was going, and that really seemed to be the point of it.First review This novel is exorbitantly, lavishly violent It s a sordid kind of violence, violence done to and by characters with a pathological level of cruelty It was impossible to not feel assaulted by it as I read It jolts m

  10. Mary Spielmann Mary Spielmann says:

    Someone said a good book tells about a good character, and a bad book tellsabout the character of its author I believe this book is the latter, and I don t believe I would care to cross paths with Leslie Marmon Silko Among the many fold things I disliked about this book homophobia, long academic pretension, shock tactics, faux spiritualism, and completely soulless characters , I found the anger in it to be the most disturbing It was anger DISGUISED as prophesy an

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