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House Made of Dawn The magnificent Pulitzer Prize winning novel of a proud stranger in his native landHe was a young American Indian named Abel, and he lived in two worlds One was that of his father, wedding him to the rhythm of the seasons, the harsh beauty of the land, the ecstasy of the drug called peyote The other was the world of the twentieth century, goading him into a compulsive cycle of sexual exploits, dissipation, and disgust Home from a foreign war, he was a man being torn apart, a man descending into hell


About the Author: N. Scott Momaday

N Scott Momaday s baritone voice booms from any stage The listener, whether at the United Nations in New York City or next to the radio at home, is transported through time, known as kairos and space to Oklahoma near Carnegie, to the sacred, red earth of Momaday s tribe Born Feb 27, 1934, Momaday s most famous book remains 1969 s House Made of Dawn, the story of a Pueblo boy torn between the modern and traditional worlds, for which he won a Pulitzer Prize and was honored by his tribe He is a member of the Kiowa Gourd Dance Society He is also a Regents Professor of Humanities at the University of Arizona, and has published other novels, memoir, plays and poetry He s been called the dean of American Indian writers, and he has influenced other contemporary Native American writers from Paula Gunn Allen to Louise Erdrich.Momaday views his writings, published in various books over the years, as one continuous story Influences on his writing include literature of America and Europe and the stories of the Kiowa and other tribal peoples Native Americans have a unique identity, Momaday told Native Peoples Magazine in 1998 It was acquired over many thousands of years, and it is the most valuable thing they have It is their essence and it must not be lost Momaday founded The Buffalo Trust in the 1990s to keep the conversations about Native American traditions going He especially wanted to give Native American children the chance to getting to know elders, and he wanted the elders to teach the children the little details of their lives that make them uniquely Native American Once the Buffalo Trust arranged for Pueblo children to have lesson from their elders in washing their hair with yucca root as their ancestors did for as long as anyone can remember In the oral tradition, Momaday has said, stories are not told merely to entertain or instruct They are told to be believed Stories are realities lived and believed.



10 thoughts on “House Made of Dawn

  1. Samadrita Samadrita says:

    Neither do I claim a remote kinship with this bit of cultural heritage and the inheritance of alienation nor can I shed light on Momaday s true intentions behind parading a succession of disconcerting images each onestriking in its harsh beauty than the last I do not know about the Native American Renaissance or the precis


  2. Sean Forbes Sean Forbes says:

    I found some amazing quotes from the text about the Southwestern landscape, which I loved I felt, however, that the characters of Abel and his grandfather, Francisco, are an enigma to me I don t have a lasting memory of them as vivid characters But what does stand out in the text is the landscape Perhaps that was Momaday s m


  3. Christy Christy says:

    House Made of Dawn is built on the model provided by John Joseph Mathews Sundown and D Arcy McNickle s The Surrounded mixed race Indian finds himself unable to fit in on the reservation or in white culture Momaday adds to this formula the fact that his protagonist, Abel, is an American war veteran as well as aexperimental nar


  4. Meike Meike says:

    This Pulitzer Prize winning novel tells the story of Abel, a young Native American torn between the reservation and the white world of settler colonialism, but it is also a book about the estrangement and alienation of postwar America in general After fighting in WW II, Abel returns to the rez drunk and disturbed, and can t find


  5. Mark Mark says:

    I read this book in one sitting I found it extremely well written, and throughout I felt like I was existing with the characters This book achingly portrayed the plight of Native Americans in the middle of the twentieth century, torn between the ancient and modern ways, scourged by alcoholism I really liked the way Momaday intersp


  6. Sarah Sarah says:

    1.5 stars This book annoyed me It was jumbled and disjointed, which made it quite confusing I recently read Ceremony by Leslie Marmon Silko and found myself comparing the stories and writing unfavorably for this book They both deal with the topic of traumatized vets but Ceremony iscohesive and relatable I gave it 5 stars , although


  7. Feliks Feliks says:

    Folks, let s remember that this is a PULITZER PRIZE winning novel If you yourself, didn t click with it, so be it But who exactly are you Please don t posture or preen when you write reviews on this silly website Remember, the entire www.internet is junk, an embarrassment, trivial and trite A cowardly fart of a technology that facilit


  8. Julie Julie says:

    Not a book one can rush through, and with it s lush, poetic prose why would you Momaday captures the intrisic connections between the natural, spiritual and human worlds that are part of the American Indian experience Pulitzer prize winner 1969.


  9. Bob Rosenow Bob Rosenow says:

    This wasconfusing and obscure than The Sound and The Fury I suppose the Pulitzer committee was impressed by it s veneer of native American spiritualism I think it s an unreadable construction of meaningless imagery, with fewer than ten pages of dialogue in the whole book.


  10. J.G. Keely J.G. Keely says:

    Momaday s now famous book hassocial and political importance than literary Like the genre it ushered in, it may have been positive for the writer in general, but often relied upon a cliche racist anti racist dichotomy played through vague and often meaningless metaphor.The author s busy mind has made a complex work, but not one with any cen


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