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House Made Of Dawn [50th Anniversary Edition]


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N. Scott Momaday was born in 1934 in Lawton, Oklahoma. A internationally renowned poet, novelist, artist, teacher, and storyteller, his accomplishments in literature, scholarship, and the arts have established him as an enduring American master. He is the recipient of numerous awards and honors that include the Pulitzer Prize, a National Medal of Arts, the Anisfield-Wolf Book Award for Lifetime Achievement, and the Ken Burns American Heritage Prize. He lives in New Mexico.


"A beautiful and moving tale. Intricately conceived...executed with easy lyricism. Mr. Momaday's performance is brilliant."--Publishers Weekly
"A tragic of considerable power and beauty."--The Nation
"Authentic and powerful...Anyone who picks up this novel and reads the first paragraph will be hard pressed to put it down."--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Both a masterpiece about the universal human condition and a masterpiece of Native American literature. . . . A beautiful artistic object, a book everyone should read for the joy and emotion of the language it contains."--The Paris Review
"Dazzling....Momaday [is] an important voice in American letters."--Los Angeles Times
"Superb."--New York Times Book Review
"A new romanticism, with a reverence for the land, a transcendent optimism, and a sense of mythic wholeness...Push[es] the secular mode of modern fiction into the sacred mode, a faith and recognition in the power of the world."--American Literature
"Mr. Momaday has a superb sense of imagery....There is a rich treasury of Pueblo Indian lore on almost every page."--Baltimore Sun

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