Coyote, Contingency, and Community: Thomas King's Green Grass, Running Water and Postmodern Trickster

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Author: Carlton Smith
Date: Summer 1997
From: The American Indian Quarterly(Vol. 21, Issue 3)
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Document Type: Article
Length: 8,482 words

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The character of Coyote in Thomas King's 'Green Grass, Running Water,' functions as a cosmic trickster who encourages readers to consider how interpretations of the world are shaped by colonial influences. This role of "semiotic trickster" heals the broken world the book's Native Americans at first inhabit. Coyote extends the trickster's role to disrupt stories where Native Americans are overcome.

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