Paula Gunn Allen on Native American Authors

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Paula Gunn Allen, 1939-

Laguna Pueblo


Paula Gunn Allen was born in 1939 and grew up on Cubero Land Grant in New Mexico. She received her Ph.D. from the University of New Mexico, in 1975. Allen is a well known feminist writer who is highly praised for her creative scholarly works, which promote Native American literature as a viable and rich source of study. Allen has also edited a number of books. She most recently taught at University of California, Los Angeles before her retirement in 1999.


Online resources by or about Paula Gunn Allen:

All the Good Indians
Author: Paula Gunn Allen
Type: etext
Description: An excerpt from Off the Reservation which was printed in the April, 1999 issue of Essence.

URL: http://www.findarticles.com/cf_0/m1264/12_29/54256675/print.jhtml

Paula Gunn Allen
Author: Michelle Rassett and David Lappen
Type: authorbio
Description: This page is part of a series from Voices from the Gaps: Women Writers of Color produced by the Department of English and Programs in American Studies at the University of Minnesota. Included is an in-depth biography, selected bibliography and related links.

URL: http://voices.cla.umn.edu/authors/PaulaGunnAllen.html

Paula Gunn Allen
Author: Paula Gunn Allen and Karen Strom
Type: authorbio
Description: Biographical and bibliographical information about Allen.

URL: http://www.hanksville.org/storytellers/paula/

Paula Gunn Allen
Author: Gale Group, Inc.
Type: authorbio
Description: This extensive biography of Allen comes from the Gale Group’s Poet’s Corner web site. The content was originally part of Contemporary Women Poets.

URL: http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/poets/bio/allen_p.htm

Books by Paula Gunn Allen:

Allen, Paula Gunn. As long as the rivers flow : the stories of nine Native Americans
New York : Scholastic, 1996.
Genre: Biography
ISBN: 0590478699

Allen, Paula Gunn. A Cannon Between My Knees
New York : Strawberry Press, 1981.
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0936574062 (pbk.)

Allen, Paula Gunn. Grandmothers of the light : a medicine women’s sourcebook
Boston : Beacon Press, 1991.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0807081027

Allen, Paula Gunn; Dunn, Carolyn. Hozho: walking in beauty : short stories by American Indian writers
Los Angeles, CA : Lowell House, 2001.
Genre: Short Stories
ISBN: 0737305851

Allen, Paula Gunn. Life is a fatal disease : collected poems 1962-1995
Albuquerque, NM : West End Press, 1997.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0931122856

Allen, Paula Gunn. Off the reservation : reflections on boundary-busting border-crossing loose canons
Boston : Beacon Press, 1998.
Genre: Essays
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 080704640X

Allen, Paula Gunn. The sacred hoop : recovering the feminine in american indian
Boston : Beacon Press, 1986.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0807046000

Allen, Paula Gunn. Shadow country
Los Angeles : American Indian Studies Center, University of CA, 1982.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult

Allen, Paula Gunn. Skins and bones : poems 1979-1987
Albuquerque, NM : West End Press, 1988.
Genre: Poetry
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0931122503

Allen, Paula Gunn. Song of the turtle : American Indian literature, 1974-1994
New York : Ballentine Books, 1996.
Genre: Short Stories
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0345375254

Allen, Paula Gunn. Spider Woman’s granddaughters : traditional tales and contemporary writing by Native American women
Boston : Beacon Press, 1989.
Genre: Anthologies
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0807081000 and 0807081009

Allen, Paula Gunn. Studies in American Indian literature : critical essays and course designs
New York : Modern Language Association of America, 1983.
Genre: Nonfiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0873523555 (pbk.) and 0873523547

Allen, Paula Gunn. Voice of the turtle : American Indian literature 1900-1970
New York : Ballentine, 1994.
Genre: Anthologies
Audience: Adult

Allen, Paula Gunn. The woman who owned the shadows
San Francisco : Spinsters, Ink, 1983.
Genre: Fiction
Audience: Adult
ISBN: 0933216076

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