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The Resource House made of dawn, by N. Scott Momaday

House made of dawn, by N. Scott Momaday

Label
House made of dawn
Title
House made of dawn
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by N. Scott Momaday
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "There was a house made of dawn. It was made of pollen and of rain, and the land was very old and everlasting. There were many colors on the hills, and the plain was bright with different-colored clays and sands. Red and blue and spotted horses grazed in the plain, and there was a dark wilderness on the mountains beyond. the land was still and strong. It was beautiful all around" -- inside flap
  • "For Abel, a young American Indian who lives with his grandfather on the reservation, the world he was born to is rich in meaning and tradition; it is ancient and holy, great and beautiful. But it is also an anachronism. When Abel returns from World War II, he cannot find his place in the old life or in the world outside. Estranged and bitter, to those around him he appears insenstive, enigmatic, even hostile. In a drunken fight, he kills a strange white man, but the circumstances of the murder are so extraordinary as to disqualify the law. Abel is released from prison and , like so many of his generation, "relocated" in the city. There, in the company of a sympathetic social worker, a group of lively urban Indians who hold peyote rituals, and a good friend who sees Abel's perfectly but cannot save him, his disintegration is completed. Because there is no place else to go, he returns to the reservation for a second homecoming. There, beyond the extreme disorder and confusion of Abel's own life, is the land itself, the continuity of generations, the house made of dawn" -- inside flap
Cataloging source
DLC
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O47
LC item number
H68 1968
Literary form
fiction
Label
House made of dawn, by N. Scott Momaday
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1969)
Control code
295938
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 pages
Lccn
67028820
Note
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Signed by author. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Signed by author. With dust jacket.
Label
House made of dawn, by N. Scott Momaday
Publication
Note
Pulitzer Prize for Fiction (1969)
Control code
295938
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
212 pages
Lccn
67028820
Note
  • Library{u2019}s copy 2 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2015 (Access. No. 2015-026). Forms part of: Marc Simmons Library. Signed by author. Item laid in: 1 copied newspaper clipping. With dust jacket.
  • Library's copy 3 (SW Writers): Purchased, 2017. Signed by author. With dust jacket.

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