Sherman Alexie 's Writing Are Irony And Dark Humor Essay

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Sherman Alexie is a Native American poet, novelist, and performer. Sherman Alexie 's key characteristics to his writing are irony and dark humor. Sherman Alexie’s main focus in his writing is his experience as a Native American. Sherman Alexie was born in a Indian Reservation in Washington, to Sherman Joseph Alexie and Lillian Agnes Cox. Sherman Alexie had congenital hydrocephalus and underwent surgery, he was just six months old. Though the procedure did not affect his ability to learn, he did suffer some harsh side effects, including seizures, in his childhood. Despite his physical difficulties, Sherman Alexie was smart and he enrolled in a public high school outside the reservation.
Two years later, he discovered that he was unhappy with his chosen fields so he transferred into Washington State University. Sherman Alexie attended literature classes at his new university and found his life’s calling tutelage by his Professor Alex Kuo, a noted poet and author who served as Alexie’s literary mentor. Alex Kuo inspired Sherman Alexie to begin writing. Sherman Alexie first published The Business of Fancydancing then the Stories and
Poems, came out in 1992. In 2002, it was adapted into a film that Alexie wrote and directed. Alexie 's first prose novel, The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, was published in 1993 and received an award for Best First Book of Fiction. Then he wrote Reservation Blues, the sequel to Lone Ranger, it came out in 1995 and won a American Book…

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