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Bernard Malamud, Jonathan Safran Foer
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House Made of Dawn (Momaday Collection/N. Scott Momaday)

House Made of Dawn - N. Scott Momaday i don't have a good history with pulitzer winners overall. there have been a few exceptions, but this was certainly not one of them. it was all i could do to force myself to skim this book. i was over halfway through before i found a page or two that mildly interested me, and it was short lived. i think there were spots where the writing was nice, but i couldn't bring myself to engage enough to find out for sure.ok, ok, i'll give you a quote that is kind of lovely and thought provoking:"The people of the town have little need. They do not hanker after progress and have never changed their essential way of life. Their invaders were a long time in conquering them; and now, after four centuries of Christianity, they still pray in Tanoan to the old deities of the earth and sky and make their living from the things that are and have always been within their reach; while in the discrimination of pride they acquire from their conquerors only the luxury of example. They have assumed the names and gestures of their enemies, but have held on to their own, secret souls; and in this there is a resistance and an overcoming, a long outwaiting."while this is well written i find it in part problematic in content, but i'll let that slide. even so, i like this passage but can't say that it was worth reading the book to get to it. so i've saved you all the trouble....