N. Scott Momaday (2282 words)

Kathryn Napier Gray (University of Plymouth)
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In 1969 N. Scott Momaday stunned the publishing world when he received a Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, House Made of Dawn (1968). This critical success established Momaday as one of the most exciting and influential Native American writers of the post-war period. Following this success, Momaday published two accounts of his Kiowa heritage and family background in The Way to Rainy Mountain (1969) and The Names: A Memoir (1976). In these recollections Momaday weaves together poetry, prose, photographs and illustrations, to create an elaborate and intricate textual design. He has also published three collections of poetry: Angle of Geese and other Poems (1974), The Gourd Dancer (1976), and In …

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Napier Gray, Kathryn. "N. Scott Momaday". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 08 April 2004
[https://www.litencyc.com/php/speople.php?rec=true&UID=5495, accessed 18 November 2018.]

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