I Hear the Train: Reflections, Inventions, Refractions
In this innovative collection, Louis Owens blends autobiography, short fiction, and literary criticism to reflect on his experiences as a mixedblood Indian in America.
In sophisticated prose, Owens reveals the many timbres of his voice--humor, humility, love, joy, struggle, confusion, and clarity. We join him in the fields, farms, and ranches of California. We follow his search for a lost brother and contemplate along with him old family photographs from Indian Territory and early Oklahoma. In a final section, Owens reflects on the work and theories of other writers, including Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak, Gerald Vizenor, Michael Dorris, and Louise Erdrich.
Volume 40 in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series
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About the Author
Louis Owens (1948-2002), who was of Choctaw-Cherokee-Irish descent, was Professor of English at the University of New Mexico. He is the author of several books, including Other Destinies: Understanding the American Indian Novel and the novels The Sharpest Sight and Bone Game.