Vizenor, Gerald Robert 1934-
Most widely held works about Gerald Robert Vizenor
Most widely held works by Gerald Robert Vizenor
Chancers a novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
9 editions published between 2000 and 2007 in English and French and held by 1,165 libraries worldwide
"Centered on the volatile issue of the repatriation of Native American skeletal remains, Chancers follows a group of student Solar Dancers who set out to resurrect native remains housed in the Phoebe Hearst Museum of Anthropology at the University of California, Berkeley." "Possessed by the demonic wiindigoo, a mythic monster, the Solar Dancers, in a gruesome ritual, sacrifice faculty and administrators associated with the collection and storage of native remains. The Dancers replace stored native skulls with those of the academics, and the resurrected natives become the Chancers." "The Round Dancers, humane and erotic trickster figures, are natural opponents of the morbid Solar Dancers. The war between the two groups comes to a comic conclusion at a graduation ceremony attended by Pocahontas; Phoebe Hearst; Alfred Kroeber, the anthropologist; Ishi, the native who actually lived and worked in the university museum; and many Chancers."--BOOK JACKET.
Narrative chance : postmodern discourse on native American Indian literatures ( Book )
13 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,049 libraries worldwide
Hovedsageligt om de moderne, amerikanske, indianske forfattere N. Scott Momaday, LeslieMarmon Silko, D'Arcy McNickle, Louise Erdrich, og: Gerald Vizenor.
Dead voices : natural agonies in the new world by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
6 editions published between 1992 and 1994 in English and held by 989 libraries worldwide
Gerald Vizenor gives life to traditional tribal stories by presenting them in a new perspective: he challenges the idyllic perception of rural life, offering in its stead an unusual vision of survival in the cities--the sanctuaries for humans and animals. It is a tribal vision, a quest for liberation from forces that would deny the full realization of human possibilities. In this modern world his characters insist upon survival through an imaginative affirmation of the self. In Dead Voices Vizenor, using tales drawn from traditional tribal stories, illuminates the centuries of conflict between American Indians and Europeans, or "wordies." Bagese, a tribal woman transformed into a bear, has discovered a new urban world, and in a cycle of tales she describes this world from the perspective of animals--fleas, squirrels, mantis, crows, beavers, and finally Trickster, Vizenor's central and unifying figure. The stories reveal unpleasant aspects of the dominant culture and American Indian culture such as the fur trade, the educational system, tribal gambling, reservation life, and in each the animals, who represent crossbloods, connect with their tribal traditions, often in comic fashion. As in his other fiction, Vizenor upsets our ideas of what fiction should be. His plot is fantastic; his story line is a roller-coaster ride requiring that we accept the idea of transformation, a key element in all his work. Unlike other Indian novelists, who use the novel as a means of cultural recovery, Vizenor finds the crossblood a cause for celebration.
Hotline healers an Almost Browne novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 880 libraries worldwide
A lampoon of white attitudes to the country's native population. The hero is an Indian trickster who makes a living exploiting the romantic stereotype. When not telling anthropology departments at universities what they want to hear, he operates a New Age telephone service which features native healers. By the author of Dead Voices.
The people named the Chippewa : narrative histories by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
10 editions published between 1984 and 1998 in English and held by 828 libraries worldwide
The heirs of Columbus by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
10 editions published between 1991 and 1996 in English and held by 705 libraries worldwide
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Summer in the spring Anishinaabe lyric poems and stories ( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 624 libraries worldwide
Interior landscapes : autobiographical myths and metaphors by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
16 editions published between 1986 and 2009 in English and held by 618 libraries worldwide
Vizenor bares his fosterage as a tribal mixedblood, his ambitions, and his contentions with institutions and imposed histories in this remembrance past the barriers.
Hiroshima bugi Atomu 57 by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
5 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 588 libraries worldwide
Crossbloods : bone courts, bingo, and other reports by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 546 libraries worldwide
Fugitive poses : Native American Indian scenes of absence and presence by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
7 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 535 libraries worldwide
Earthdivers : tribal narratives on mixed descent by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
8 editions published between 1977 and 1981 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
"In traditional tribal creation myths, the earthdiver brings up dirt form the primal water to form the earth.... Now they dive in unknown urban areas connecting dreams to earth in the same way that these stories connect metaphor to realities."--Jacket.
Native liberty natural reason and cultural survivance by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 529 libraries worldwide
Vizenor reveals in Native Liberty the political, poetic, visionary, and ironic insights of personal identity and narratives of cultural sovereignty. He examines singular acts of resistance, natural reason, literary practices, and other strategies of survivance that evade and subvert the terminal notions of tragedy and victimry.
Wordarrows : Indians and whites in the new fur trade by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
9 editions published between 1978 and 1993 in English and held by 522 libraries worldwide
Bearheart : the heirship chronicles by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
11 editions published between 1978 and 2001 in English and held by 484 libraries worldwide
Bearheart, Gerald Vizenors first novel, overturns "terminal creeds" and violence in a decadent material culture. American civilization has collapsed and Proude Cedarfair, his wife, Rosina, and a bizarre collection of disciples, are forced on a pilgrimage when government agents descend on the reservation to claim their sacred cedar trees for fuel. The tribal pilgrims reverse the sentiments of Manifest Destiny and travel south through the ruins of a white world that ran out of gas.
The everlasting sky : new voices from the people named the Chippewa by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
2 editions published in 1972 in English and held by 428 libraries worldwide
An account of the Anishinabe people of Minnesota (the Woodland Indians known as the Chippewa), their relations with the white man and their struggle for identity. Based on taped interviews and the author's own experiences.
The trickster of liberty : tribal heirs to a wild baronage by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Touchwood : a collection of Ojibway prose ( Book )
8 editions published between 1987 and 1994 in English and held by 412 libraries worldwide
Shadow distance : a Gerald Vizenor reader by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
5 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 396 libraries worldwide
Whether focusing on Native American tricksters or legal and financial claims of tribal sovereignty, Vizenor continually underscores the diversities of modern traditions, the mixed ethnicity that characterizes those who claim Native American origin, and cultural permeability of an increasingly commercial, global world.--pub. website.
Manifest manners : postindian warriors of survivance by Gerald Robert Vizenor ( Book )
4 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 385 libraries worldwide
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Vizenor, Gerald, 1934-
Vizenor, Gerald Robert
Vizenor, Gerald Robert, 1934-
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