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This Is the World (2000) [Collection]
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In this first collection of short fiction, renowned American Indian writer W. S. Penn reveals a writing life that has been both difficult and fortunate. Penn has moved away from conventional narrative methods, through what his own oral tradition encompasses, to arrive at telling stories as they must be told as opposed to the ways they might be told. In This Is The World, Penn moves through spaces, encounters characters, and confronts humanity with a sage's omnipotence, yet at the same time with an unassuming voice, devoid of pretentiousness. His words are unflinching, but also unselfconscious. Although sometimes sad, This Is The World describes the tensions and problems that arise between the subtle clashes of culture and gender with a good deal of humor, both background and foreground, which makes this collection essential to those who love the craft of storytelling itself.


  • This Is the World
  • Toothpaste
  • Rosa
  • Neither
  • Cowboys and Indians
  • So Much Water, Underground
  • Tarantulas
  • Early Age and Late Disorder
  • Interlude
  • Fog
  • Storm Watch
  • In Dreams Begins Reality
  • Grab Hold
  • Star Lake, Long Ago
  • Talking Turkey, Not Goose

Original title: This Is the World
Original languages: English


Genre: FictionGeneral FictionEthnic And MulticulturalNative American

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Edition #1: This Is the World

This Is the World (2000)
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Language: English

Edition: 1st
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This Is the World (2000)

Format: Paperback
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
ISBN: 0870135619
Pages: 256

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