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Sending My Heart Back Across the Years

Tradition and Innovation in Native American Autobiography

Sending My Heart Back Across the Years by Hertha Dawn Wong
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Using contemporary autobiography theory and literary, historical, and ethnographic approaches, Wong explores the transformation of Native American autobiography from pre-contact oral and pictographic personal narratives through late nineteenth-/early twentieth-century life histories to written contemporary autobiographies. This book expands the definition of autobiography to include non-written forms of personal narrative and non-Western concepts of self, highlighting the incorporation of traditional tribal modes of self-narration with Western forms of autobiography and charting the historical transition from orality to literacy.
Oxford University Press; March 1992
257 pages; ISBN 9780195361605
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Title: Sending My Heart Back Across the Years
Author: Hertha Dawn Wong
 
ISBNs
0195361601
9780195069129
9780195361605