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Sherman J. Alexie Jr. was born on October 7, 1966. His mother was Spokane Indian and his father was Coeur d'Alene Indian. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He decided to attend high school off the reservation where he knew he would get a better education. He mostra altro was the only Indian at the school, and excelled academically as well as in sports. After high school, he attended Gonzaga University for two years before transferring to Washington State University, where he graduated with a degree in American studies. He received the Washington State Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship in 1991 and the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1992. His collections of poetry included The Business of Fancydancing, First Indian on the Moon, The Summer of Black Widows, One Stick Song, and Face. His first collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, received a PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. His other short story collections included The Toughest Indian in the World, Ten Little Indians, and War Dances. His first novel, Reservation Blues, received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize. His other novels included Indian Killer, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and Flight. He won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction in 2018 for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. Alexie and Jim Boyd, a Colville Indian, collaborated on the album Reservation Blues, which contains the songs from the book of the same name. In 1997, Alexie collaborated with Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne/Arapaho Indian, on a film project inspired by Alexie's work, This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, from the short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Smoke Signals debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1998, winning two awards: the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy. In 1999 the film received a Christopher Award. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra meno
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Opere di Sherman Alexie

Reservation blues (1995) — Lyrics, Coyote Springs songs — 2,078 copie
Tentativi di volo (2007) 1,658 copie
Indian killer (1996) 1,404 copie
Salmon boy (2000) 1,313 copie
Ten Little Indians (2003) 1,308 copie
Danze di guerra (2009) 876 copie
Non devi dirmi che mi ami (2017) 830 copie
Thunder Boy Jr. (2016) 764 copie
First Indian on the Moon (1993) 181 copie
One Stick Song (2000) 166 copie
The Summer of Black Widows (1996) 166 copie
Smoke Signals: A Screenplay (1998) 158 copie
Face (2009) 115 copie
Old Shirts & New Skins (1993) 113 copie
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — A cura di — 93 copie
Smoke Signals [1998 film] (1993) — Autore — 84 copie
The man who loves salmon (1998) 15 copie
Dangerous Astronomy (2005) 14 copie
Salmon Boy 3 copie
Three Poems 1 copia
Matador Indio (1998) 1 copia
Over ruggen van zalmen (2015) 1 copia
Happy trails 1 copia

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The Story and Its Writer: An Introduction to Short Fiction (1983) — Collaboratore — 1,124 copie
The Living Dead (2008) — Collaboratore — 913 copie
Heart Berries: A Memoir (2018) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni869 copie
Poetry 180: A Turning Back to Poetry (2003) — Collaboratore — 765 copie
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2003 (2003) — Collaboratore — 746 copie
The Best American Short Stories 2004 (2004) — Collaboratore — 556 copie
The Portable Sixties Reader (2002) — Collaboratore — 323 copie
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2010 (2010) — Collaboratore — 301 copie
100 Years of The Best American Short Stories (2015) — Collaboratore — 278 copie
The Best American Short Stories 1994 (1994) — Collaboratore — 238 copie
Granta 54: Best of Young American Novelists (1996) — Collaboratore — 236 copie
The New Granta Book of the American Short Story (2007) — Collaboratore — 211 copie
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2012 (2012) — Collaboratore — 198 copie
The Best American Poetry 1996 (1996) — Collaboratore — 169 copie
The Best American Poetry 1997 (1997) — Collaboratore — 166 copie
The Best American Nonrequired Reading 2013 (2013) — Collaboratore — 152 copie
The Ecco Anthology of Contemporary American Short Fiction (2008) — Collaboratore — 122 copie
The Creativity Project: An Awesometastic Story Collection (2018) — Collaboratore — 96 copie
The Best American Poetry 2011 (2011) — Collaboratore — 86 copie
Moccasin Thunder: American Indian Stories for Today (2005) — Collaboratore — 84 copie
The Best American Poetry 2012 (2012) — Collaboratore — 82 copie
The Best American Poetry 2013 (2013) — Collaboratore — 81 copie
The Best American Poetry 2014 (2014) — Collaboratore — 75 copie
Earth Song, Sky Spirit (1993) — Collaboratore — 67 copie
Eddie and the Cruisers (1980) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni61 copie
Song of the Turtle: American Indian Literature 1974-1994 (1996) — Collaboratore — 60 copie
Song for the Horse Nation: Horses in Native American Cultures (2006) — Collaboratore, alcune edizioni58 copie
McSweeney's Issue 50 (McSweeney's Quarterly Concern) (2017) — Collaboratore — 52 copie
Summer: A Spiritual Biography of the Season (2005) — Collaboratore — 37 copie
Birds in the Hand: Fiction and Poetry about Birds (2004) — Collaboratore — 32 copie
Without Reservation: Indigenous Erotica (2003) — Collaboratore — 25 copie
A Good Man: Fathers and Sons in Poetry and Prose (1993) — Collaboratore — 20 copie
Skins: Contemporary Indigenous Writing (2000) — Collaboratore — 19 copie
Indian Country (2001) — Introduzione, alcune edizioni19 copie
Selected Shorts: New American Stories (2011) — Collaboratore — 17 copie
Visit teepee town : native writings after the detours (1999) — Collaboratore — 11 copie
Durable Breath: Contemporary Native American Poetry (1994) — Collaboratore — 6 copie
Humor Me: An Anthology of Humor by Writers of Color (2002) — Collaboratore — 4 copie
Winter in the Blood [2013 film] (2015) — Producer — 2 copie
Hebbes 4 — Collaboratore — 2 copie

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November 2017: Sherman Alexie in Monthly Author Reads (Ottobre 2021)
(M101'12) The Business of Fancydancing, Sherman Alexie in World Reading Circle (Gennaio 2013)

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Questo libro, per quanto con i toni leggeri e divertenti di un romanzo adatto ai più giovani, è un enorme e meritato calcio nel culo dei bianchi.

Vorrei finire qui la recensione perché a dire di più mi sembra di sminuire l’impatto emotivo che (su un bianco) può (o dovrebbe) avere questo romanzo, ispirato dalla vera storia della vita dell’autore, Sherman Alexie. C’è ancora troppa gente che è convinta che il privilegio dei bianchi non esista.

Lo so che sentirsi dare dei privilegiati o dei razzisti non è piacevole: per fortuna la nostra società si è evoluta abbastanza da connotare negativamente queste due parole (anche se sulla seconda, negli ultimi tempi, inizio a nutrire dei dubbi…). Però è così: non perché siamo tutti orribili persone, ma perché siamo cresciuti in un mondo dove tutta una serie di comportamenti e abitudini sono considerati normali, anche se non dovrebbero esserlo affatto.

Allora, invece di prendercela con le persone di colore che ce lo fanno notare, bisognerebbe iniziare a fare autocritica per demolire tutto il razzismo interiorizzato, che è quello più pericoloso, visto che non siamo consapevoli di esserne “portatori sani”.

Quindi no, non vi dirò nient’altro di questo romanzo se non: procuratevelo, leggetelo e regalatelo, soprattutto ai giovani lettori.
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63
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56
Utenti
28,098
Popolarità
#720
Voto
4.0
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1,333
ISBN
283
Lingue
13
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