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Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin (review)

Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin (review) and Cook- Lynn’s novella. Big Pipe comes to see making such art as a way for Dakotas to survive deaths and losses without despair or self- blame. In a humorous allusion to the movie Dances with Wolves, Cook- Lynn borrowed the novella’s title from that of a painting by Ojibway artist Sam English, which she also used as her cover art. It refers to a person trying to be someone he is not. Horse Looking calls Big Pipe a wolf dancer because he has aspirations beyond the reservation. By the end of Th at Guy Wolf Dancing, Big Pipe decides to both apply to college and visit the snake mound. Kathleen Danker South Dakota State University, Emerita Armistead Maupin, Logical Family: A Memoir. New York: HarperCollins, 2017. Cloth, $27.99; paper, $16.99; e- book, $12.99. Fans of Armistead Maupin’s series of novels collectively known as Tales of the City will fi nd much pleasure in his recent memoir, Logical Family. Like his fi ction, it features the incisive characterization, candor, and psychological depth for which Maupin is best known, as well as some of the same wildly improbable plotlines drawn from his own life that have made his novels such http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Western American Literature The Western Literature Association

Logical Family: A Memoir by Armistead Maupin (review)

Western American Literature , Volume 54 (1) – Jun 18, 2019

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Abstract

and Cook- Lynn’s novella. Big Pipe comes to see making such art as a way for Dakotas to survive deaths and losses without despair or self- blame. In a humorous allusion to the movie Dances with Wolves, Cook- Lynn borrowed the novella’s title from that of a painting by Ojibway artist Sam English, which she also used as her cover art. It refers to a person trying to be someone he is not. Horse Looking calls Big Pipe a wolf dancer because he has aspirations beyond the reservation. By the end of Th at Guy Wolf Dancing, Big Pipe decides to both apply to college and visit the snake mound. Kathleen Danker South Dakota State University, Emerita Armistead Maupin, Logical Family: A Memoir. New York: HarperCollins, 2017. Cloth, $27.99; paper, $16.99; e- book, $12.99. Fans of Armistead Maupin’s series of novels collectively known as Tales of the City will fi nd much pleasure in his recent memoir, Logical Family. Like his fi ction, it features the incisive characterization, candor, and psychological depth for which Maupin is best known, as well as some of the same wildly improbable plotlines drawn from his own life that have made his novels such

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Published: Jun 18, 2019

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