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The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion ed. by Billy J. Stratton (review)

The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion ed. by Billy J. Stratton (review) Book Reviews The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion. Edited by Billy J. Stratton. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2016. ISBN: 978- 0- 8263- 5768- 7. 436 pp. Blake Hausman Th is new critical companion is a welcome addition to twenty- fi rst- century scholarship of Indigenous American literatures. For too long, the immense and prolifi c output of the visionary Stephen Graham Jones had gone underrecognized and underexamined within the fi eld of Na- tive literary studies. Until now, the dizzying speed at which Jones tends to produce his next mesmerizing book of fi ction existed in a stark and unsatisfying contrast with the relative dearth of criticism to tackle his complex works. It was a serious imbalance in the Force. However, thanks to this new collection, edited by Billy J. Stratton, this imbalance is now on the mend. Th e Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones should serve as a valuable and practical resource for scholars, teachers, and students of Jones’s work for many years to come. The book has five parts. The introductory part focuses on Jones himself, offering readers a sincere and genuine window into the art- ist and his constellation of experiences http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Studies in American Indian Literatures University of Nebraska Press

The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion ed. by Billy J. Stratton (review)

Studies in American Indian Literatures , Volume 29 (3) – Jan 5, 2018

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Book Reviews The Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones: A Critical Companion. Edited by Billy J. Stratton. Albuquerque: U of New Mexico P, 2016. ISBN: 978- 0- 8263- 5768- 7. 436 pp. Blake Hausman Th is new critical companion is a welcome addition to twenty- fi rst- century scholarship of Indigenous American literatures. For too long, the immense and prolifi c output of the visionary Stephen Graham Jones had gone underrecognized and underexamined within the fi eld of Na- tive literary studies. Until now, the dizzying speed at which Jones tends to produce his next mesmerizing book of fi ction existed in a stark and unsatisfying contrast with the relative dearth of criticism to tackle his complex works. It was a serious imbalance in the Force. However, thanks to this new collection, edited by Billy J. Stratton, this imbalance is now on the mend. Th e Fictions of Stephen Graham Jones should serve as a valuable and practical resource for scholars, teachers, and students of Jones’s work for many years to come. The book has five parts. The introductory part focuses on Jones himself, offering readers a sincere and genuine window into the art- ist and his constellation of experiences

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Studies in American Indian LiteraturesUniversity of Nebraska Press

Published: Jan 5, 2018

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