Strong, sassy women and hard-luck, hard-headed men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by award-winning author Thomas King. Editorial Reviews. From Publishers Weekly. Fresh, inventive, funny and intriguing , this latest Kindle Store; ›; Kindle eBooks; ›; Literature & Fiction. This title is. by King, Thomas. Strong, Sassy women and hard-luck hardheaded men, all searching for the middle ground between Native American tradition and the modern world, perform an elaborate dance of approach and avoidance in this magical, rollicking tale by Cherokee author Thomas King.
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Get this from a library! Green grass, running water. [Thomas King]. list price: $ edition:eBook. also available: Paperback Audiobook (cassette) Paperback. category: Fiction. published: Oct ISBN Green Grass, Running Water (eBook): King, Thomas.
Intertextuality is a major technique in the novel and especially the mythical stories are explicitly interwoven with hints to the Bible. He takes up names and parts of the pre-text and re-writes them.
Besides the many direct and indirect references, there are also several correspondences between the structure of Green Grass, Running Water and the Bible, e. In the following I am going to focus on explicit references in the four mythical stories that develop in the conversation of the trickster Coyote and a first person narrator.
As the actual parallels are very few there has to be some other idea behind these intertextual devices. It is probably more about history and hierarchy than about the pure pre-text.
Intertextuality Though the terminology differs in details, we can — in a first approach - assume that intertextuality refers to or describes relations between texts. In defining it as the transposition of one sign system into another, Julia Kristeva widens the meaning to an interaction of text and society or text and history3.
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Clayton and Rothstein even point out that intertextuality can be a form of opposition against the influence of traditional hierarchies4. Entscheidend sind in dieser Relation jedoch nicht nur die Parallelen, sondern auch die Differenzen zwischen den Texten, denn die Interaktion, der Dialog erzeugt eine Spannung, die die semantische Bewegung des Intertextes ausmacht.
Analysis of the Mythical Stories 2. The oral telling always involves changes depending on the storyteller, their memory and their mood and it is usually left open to the listener or in our case the reader to draw their own conclusion7. The reader is directly involved in the process of storytelling, they are even implicitly addressed on page The traditional Indian mythical stories are, just like the other pre-texts, combined and slightly modified and thus not taken too serious9.
On the very last page of the book the tale is directly linked to the beginning of the novel, which all in all leads us to a cyclical structure of the stories and the entire novel. But why do we have to do this storytelling over and over again?
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You may send this item to up to five recipients. There are certainly no easy answers to these questions as King's more recent book, The Inconvenient Indian, clearly shows.
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The name field is required. Green Grass, Running Water is the story of five Blackfoot Indians in the town of Blossom and its nearby reserve, whose very different lives nevertheless continually cross.
I approach trickster tales with great glee, and this was no disappointment. I really really liked it, and especially recommend it as being similar to and probably better than Tom Robbins' books.
MediaObject , schema: The playful subversiveness of Coyote, King's post-colonial exploding of the Lone Ranger, Ishmael, Hawkeye, and Robinson Crusoe popular culture's great "friends" to indigenous peoples as their true "Native" selves, lame salesman Lionel Red Cloud and his sell out Hollywood father, big dams, big floods and big trouble, all made me gush my love for Green Grass Running Water.