Sherman Alexie Analysis

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One author who I always recommend and I believe would agree with the quote above is Spokane-Coeur d'Alene-American author Sherman Alexie. While it seems a bit disrespectful of his other works which have been, my favorite is "The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven." His writings cover the alcoholism, abuse, and racism that plagued his tribe, but the truths he articulates within the text are universal. His lyrical narrations intertwine magical realism and poetic prose, creating an excellent book of short essays that I have all but memorized. Alexie manages great tragedy without exploiting it, romanticizing the setting instead of the turmoil. He confesses things that tend to stay secret, things like shame. With total vulnerability, the

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