Forked Tongues: Speech, Writing, and Representation in North American Indian Texts

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Indiana University Press, 1991 - 181 pages

..". creates a new definition of American Indian literary texts as aself-representational genre. This is an intelligent and insightful application ofpost-modern critical methods to American Indian texts. The scope of the study isbroad and ambitious, and the attempt to define Indian self-representations fromcolonial times to the present is innovative and instructive." -- Raymond J.DeMallie

..". very suggestive, provocative, engaging... --Studies in American Indian Literatures

..". Murray's bookestablishes itself as the single best introduction to Native American text-making inparticular and the betrayals of the translation in general. An essential acquisitionfor all college and university libraries, and highly recommended for larger publiclibraries." -- Choice

"It is a pleasure to recommendwith wholehearted enthusiasm David Murray's Forked Tongues." -- WesternAmerican Literature

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About the author (1991)

David Murray is the director of research at the Statistical Assessment Service (STATS). He has written articles for dozens of publications, including the "Wall Street Journal", "Washington Post", "Christian Science Monitor", & "Roll Call" & has appeared on various shows on the History Channel, CNN, NBC, ABC, & NPR. He lives in the Washington, DC metro area.

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