Book News Bloom, whose provocative theory of the literary relationships between great writers and their predecessors was set forth in The Western Canon (1994), introduces 11 Native American women writers contributing to the diversity of English literature. Each writer, from Paula Gun Allen (b. 1939) to Zitkala-Sa (1876-1938), merits several critical extracts and a bibliography. Others featured include: Louise Erdrich, Mourning Dove, and Leslie Marmon Silko. No index. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.