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Sherman Alexie

Auteur de Le premier qui pleure a perdu

63+ oeuvres 28,282 utilisateurs 1,336 critiques 150 Favoris

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Sherman J. Alexie Jr. was born on October 7, 1966. His mother was Spokane Indian and his father was Coeur d'Alene Indian. Alexie grew up on the Spokane Indian Reservation in Wellpinit, Washington. He decided to attend high school off the reservation where he knew he would get a better education. He afficher plus was the only Indian at the school, and excelled academically as well as in sports. After high school, he attended Gonzaga University for two years before transferring to Washington State University, where he graduated with a degree in American studies. He received the Washington State Arts Commission Poetry Fellowship in 1991 and the National Endowment for the Arts Poetry Fellowship in 1992. His collections of poetry included The Business of Fancydancing, First Indian on the Moon, The Summer of Black Widows, One Stick Song, and Face. His first collection of short stories, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, received a PEN/Hemingway Award for Best First Book of Fiction and a Lila Wallace-Reader's Digest Writers' Award. His other short story collections included The Toughest Indian in the World, Ten Little Indians, and War Dances. His first novel, Reservation Blues, received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award and the Murray Morgan Prize. His other novels included Indian Killer, The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian, and Flight. He won the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Nonfiction in 2018 for You Don't Have to Say You Love Me: A Memoir. Alexie and Jim Boyd, a Colville Indian, collaborated on the album Reservation Blues, which contains the songs from the book of the same name. In 1997, Alexie collaborated with Chris Eyre, a Cheyenne/Arapaho Indian, on a film project inspired by Alexie's work, This is What it Means to Say Phoenix, Arizona, from the short story collection The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven. Smoke Signals debuted at the Sundance Film Festival in January 1998, winning two awards: the Audience Award and the Filmmakers Trophy. In 1999 the film received a Christopher Award. (Bowker Author Biography) afficher moins
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Œuvres de Sherman Alexie

Le premier qui pleure a perdu (2007) 11,591 exemplaires
Indian Blues (1995) — Lyrics, Coyote Springs songs — 2,084 exemplaires
Flight (2007) 1,670 exemplaires
Indian Killer (1996) 1,410 exemplaires
Dix petits indiens (2003) 1,322 exemplaires
La vie aux trousses (2000) 1,319 exemplaires
Danses de guerre (2009) 881 exemplaires
Thunder Boy Jr. (2016) 774 exemplaires
Blasphemy: New and Selected Stories (2012) 552 exemplaires
First Indian on the Moon (1993) 182 exemplaires
One Stick Song (2000) 166 exemplaires
The Summer of Black Widows (1996) 164 exemplaires
Smoke Signals: A Screenplay (1998) 158 exemplaires
Face (2009) 115 exemplaires
Old Shirts & New Skins (1993) 113 exemplaires
The Best American Poetry 2015 (2015) — Directeur de publication — 96 exemplaires
Smoke Signals [1998 film] (1993) — Auteur — 84 exemplaires
What I've Stolen, What I've Earned (2014) 41 exemplaires
The man who loves salmon (1998) 15 exemplaires
Dangerous Astronomy (2005) 15 exemplaires
Water flowing home : poems (1995) 9 exemplaires
Salmon Boy 3 exemplaires
Prairie Schooner (Winter 2012) (2013) 2 exemplaires
The Ballad of Paul Nonetheless (2010) 2 exemplaires
Indian Education 2 exemplaires
Superman and Me 1 exemplaire
Salt (short story) 1 exemplaire
“Captivity” 1 exemplaire
Three Poems 1 exemplaire
Sherman Alexie class 1 exemplaire
Matador Indio (1998) 1 exemplaire
Fire with Fire 1 exemplaire
Over ruggen van zalmen (2015) 1 exemplaire
Happy trails 1 exemplaire

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Winter in the Blood [2013 film] (2015) — Producer — 2 exemplaires
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Partage des connaissances



November 2017: Sherman Alexie à Monthly Author Reads (Octobre 2021)
(M101'12) The Business of Fancydancing, Sherman Alexie à World Reading Circle (Janvier 2013)


This book is appropriate for primary readers.
This book is about a young boy who is unhappy with having the same name as his father and wants to have a name of his own.
This book is useful in teaching about how to read a book with text arranged in interesting ways.
Kpasley | 110 autres critiques | Mar 11, 2024 |
This books tells a story of a young boy with the name Thunder Boy. Thinking it would be a very cool and unique name, but he is really just named after his father. He is very self-conscious of his name and hate its. As the book goes on the father finally gives him a new name, lightening. He got given this due to all of his accomplishments.

I think this book is great for a primary classroom. This book has themes of accepting oneself for who they are and the significance of names. Your name helps show the representations of what we have done in our life.… (plus d'informations)
aubreysmithh222 | 110 autres critiques | Mar 11, 2024 |
Sherman Alexi sure can write. This is the fourth book of his that I've read and, like the other three, it made me feel all the emotions. It's an easy read, but will stay with you long after you've finished. The only thing that prevents me from giving this book five stars is the amount of cop love.
bookonion | 97 autres critiques | Mar 10, 2024 |
*Edit* 4 stars, down from 5. I originally gave this book a 5 but as I was thinking about it this morning, I realized that I wasn't that impressed with it. My inner dialoged was "well, I read it", not "what a great book! I'm so glad I finally read it! Why did I wait so long??". More like I had just checked it off my list.

*Another edit* 3 stars down from 4. Thinking back, I felt compelled to rate this high because Sherman Alexie is a Native American author and there was almost an expectation that I give this a high rating. Now I'm thinking that...I don't know...I feel that the book was not all that great. I read it and I've decided that I don't need/want to read anymore of his books.

I grew up on a reservation and so I was able to relate to many of the things he described, that's why initially I gave it a 5. I am more white than Native but my Reservation is home to two tribes that were traditional enemies. I went to a Catholic school on the other side of the rez so got discrimination as an Indian kid, a white kid and a kid from the enemy tribe! I didn't know any better, but it sucked. One thing that stands out to me now is that I was a rich kid by rez standards, but when I went to the white high school, I was a poor kid by white standards.

It was a fast read (for me anyway, it takes me forever to read books). It wasn't laugh-out-loud but there were enough moments and lots of things I think were "inside joke" funny.
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tokenn | 795 autres critiques | Feb 6, 2024 |


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