Laura Coltelli

Reading Leslie Marmon Silko

Critical perspectives through gardens in the dunes

The essays gathered together in this collection aim to offer an in-depth analysis of the third novel (1999) by leslie Marmon Silko. Each contributor investigates one of many aspects of the novel such as the concept of globalization and colonialism, cultural exchange, hybridism, the feminine principle that lies at the root of Creation, uniting the fertility goddesses and myths of Old europe with Indian matrilineal systems.