Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch's “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney”.

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  • Author(s): Larson, Sidner
  • Source:
    American Indian Quarterly; Fall2007, Vol. 31 Issue 4, p513-533, 21p
  • Physical Description:
    Bibliographic footnotes
  • Document Type:
    Article
  • Additional Information
    • Subjects:
      Historical fiction; Modernization (Social science) in literature; Capitalism in literature; Native Americans in literature
    • Works:
      Death of Jim Loney [Novel]: Welch, James
      Winter in the blood [Novel]: Welch, James
    • Keywords:
      Welch, James, 1940-2003 -- Work -- Death of Jim Loney
      Welch, James, 1940-2003 -- Work -- Winter in the blood
    • Abstract:
      James Welch's Winter in the Blood (1974) and The Death of Jim Loney (1979) are two novels that have remained essentially misunderstood throughout some thirty years of interpretation. Efforts to interpret these two books in terms of mainstream modernism notwithstanding, they represent a phenomenon similar to American folk music, which evolved as a type of coded communication by which the oppressed could speak in ways that overseers could not understand. Consequently, although Welch's novels are recognizable to the mainstream on the surface and although Welch is careful not to go beyond the boundaries of the publishing industry, the novels also disrupt the margins of mainstream history, politics, and literature. Furthermore, in the proper setting, it is remarkable how well they can operate in an older, oral tradition-like fashion. If the American Indian conception that words make things and that changing words changes things is accepted, then Welch's work gains the universality of a genre such as law, with the attendant power to change American Indian reality.
    • ISSN:
      0095182X
    • DOI:
      10.1353/aiq.2007.0038
    • Accession Number:
      509866948
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      LARSON, S. Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney”. American Indian Quarterly, [s. l.], v. 31, n. 4, p. 513–533, 2007. DOI 10.1353/aiq.2007.0038. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hft&AN=509866948&custid=s6224580. Acesso em: 18 jan. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Larson S. Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney.” American Indian Quarterly. 2007;31(4):513-533. doi:10.1353/aiq.2007.0038.
    • APA:
      Larson, S. (2007). Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney.” American Indian Quarterly, 31(4), 513–533. https://doi.org/10.1353/aiq.2007.0038
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Larson, Sidner. 2007. “Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s ‘Winter in the Blood’ and ‘The Death of Jim Loney.’” American Indian Quarterly 31 (4): 513–33. doi:10.1353/aiq.2007.0038.
    • Harvard:
      Larson, S. (2007) ‘Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney”’, American Indian Quarterly, 31(4), pp. 513–533. doi: 10.1353/aiq.2007.0038.
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Larson, S 2007, ‘Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney”’, American Indian Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4, pp. 513–533, viewed 18 January 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Larson, Sidner. “Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s ‘Winter in the Blood’ and ‘The Death of Jim Loney.’” American Indian Quarterly, vol. 31, no. 4, Fall 2007, pp. 513–533. EBSCOhost, doi:10.1353/aiq.2007.0038.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Larson, Sidner. “Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s ‘Winter in the Blood’ and ‘The Death of Jim Loney.’” American Indian Quarterly 31, no. 4 (Fall 2007): 513–33. doi:10.1353/aiq.2007.0038.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Larson S. Multiple Perspectivism in James Welch’s “Winter in the Blood” and “The Death of Jim Loney.” American Indian Quarterly [Internet]. 2007 Fall [cited 2020 Jan 18];31(4):513–33. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=hft&AN=509866948&custid=s6224580