From H.P. Lovecraft to Leslie Marmon Silko
Edited by Amy H. Sturgis and David D. Oberhelman
Praise for Intersection of Fantasy and Native America
The essays in Sturgis and Oberhelman’s The Intersection of Fantasy and Native America open our eyes to the kinship between families of literature hitherto seen as separate--fantasy and Native American fiction--showing their interconnections in subject matter, in techniques of dream and trance and magical realism and post-modern meta-narrative, and most importantly, in their ability to penetrate appearances in search of underlying truths. The result is that we see each in light of the other and both as parts of the larger, so-called “mainstream,” and as essential to our understanding of literature, its writers and readers, in the 21st century.
—Verlyn Flieger, Professor of English, University of Maryland at College Park, Author of Interrupted Music, A Question of Time, and Splintered Light
With excellent and accessible scholarship, this book opens wide the door of Native American mythology and fantasy by connecting it with the fantasy many of us already know and love.
—Travis Prinzi, Author of Harry Potter and Imagination and editor of Hog’s Head Conversations
For more on the subject, see No Natives in Science Fiction? and The Best Indian Books.
Below: Tiger Lily in Peter Pan--an early example of Natives in fantasy fiction.