Leslie Marmon Silko
Birth date: March 05, 1948
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On one hand, Ceremony is a well-told tale and an intriguing story. It is the kind of story that hasn't been told enough and so needs to exist. On the other, Ceremony is a cerebral read that feels slightly inauthentic and is arranged in a jarring manner (flashbacks galore) that makes the story diffic...
I wish I had read this when it was assigned for a class almost 20 years ago. But then, again, I might not have understood it then. Ceremony is the story of Tayo, a Laguna Pueblo man who has returned from service in WW2 with "battle fatigue," or what we would call today PTSD. He has survived the ...
Ceremony, by Leslie Marmon Silko, is hugely confusing but full of wisdom for readers who can slow down long enough to absorb it—which means that I probably missed a lot of what this book had to tell me. I have a feeling, though, that one reading, even for slower readers, is not enough for this tale ...
Beautiful language and incredible emotion. A bit slow and lacking the captivating quality I look for in short stories, but still a decent read.