Bibliography (Masterplots II: American Fiction Series, Revised Edition)
Cook-Lynn, Elizabeth. “As a Dakotah Woman: An Interview with Elizabeth Cook-Lynn.” Interview by Joseph Bruchac. In Survival This Way: Interviews with American Indian Poets. Tucson: University of Arizona Press, 1987. Bruchac discusses some of the beliefs and motivations that influence Cook-Lynn’s works. Cook-Lynn comments on her identity as a poet and discusses some of the concerns that show up in her writing, including religion and male/female relationships.
Danker, Kathleen. “ The Violation of the Earth’: Elizabeth Cook-Lynne’s From the River’s Edge in the Historical Context of the Pick-Sloan Missouri River Dam Project.” Wicazo Sa Review 12 (Fall, 1997): 85-93. Recounts the history of the Pick-Sloan Project, which was responsible for flooding 6 percent of five Native American reservations in South Dakota. Shows the relationship between theproject and Cook-Lynne’s novel, a work that details the spiritual and economic loss and community breakdown resulting from alterations to the Missouri river.
Houston, Robert. “Stealing Cattle and a Way of Life.” The New York Times Book Review 96 (September 8, 1991): 35. Houston sees the novel as originating from the best motives and refers positively to its complexity, but he comments that the execution is flawed. He objects to heavy-handed dialogue and confusing...
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