February 7, 2003
Penguin to Spotlight American Indian Writer's Works as Part of Revamped Classics Series
RECOVERING LEGENDS: Zitkala-Sa is not exactly a household name. Although her stories ran in magazines alongside fiction by the likes of Stephen Crane, Henry James, and Edith Wharton, the American Indian writer and activist fell into obscurity after her death, in 1938. Now Penguin Books hopes to revive her reputation, by making her the first Native American writer with a Penguin Classic devoted to her work.
In March the press will release American Indian Stories, Legends, and Other
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