Native Americans in Charles de Lint's The Wind in His Heart

Název: Native Americans in Charles de Lint's The Wind in His Heart
Zdrojový dokument: Brno studies in English. 2020, roč. 46, č. 1, s. 213-228
  • ISSN
    0524-6881 (print)
    1805-0867 (online)
Type: Článek

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The aim of this paper is to analyze the portrayal of Native American people and traditions in Charles de Lint's most recent novel The Wind in His Heart (2017). The theoretical framework for the proposed analysis will be provided by Gerald Vizenor's works dealing with the depiction of Indigenous communities in mainstream (predominantly white) culture and Marek Oziewicz's One Earth, One People (2008) in which the author examines the restorative power of mythopoeic fantasy. Since the works of Charles de Lint, which belong to the category of mythopoeic fantasy, implicitly argue that Indigenous spirituality may play a significant role in the process of restoration discussed by Oziewicz, the inclusion of Oziewicz's perspective will contribute to the overall assessment of de Lint's portrayal of Native people and traditions.