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Vizenor, Gerald Robert 1934-

Works: 165 works in 510 publications in 3 languages and 34,800 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Serialized fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Satire  Horror tales  Occult fiction  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Author of screenplay, Editor, Narrator, Other, Interviewee
Classifications: PS3572.I9, 813.54
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Hotline healers an Almost Browne novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,572 WorldCat member 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 heirs of Columbus by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
15 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,499 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A novel which turns cultural aggression on its head as the Native American heirs of Christopher Columbus, himself descended from early Mayan explorers, create a fantastic tribal nation
Shadow distance a Gerald Vizenor reader by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
11 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,443 WorldCat member 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
Hiroshima bugi Atomu 57 by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,313 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"Ronin draws on samurai and native traditions to confront the moral burdens and passive notions of nuclear peace celebrated at the peace memorial Museum in Hiroshima. He creates a new calendar that starts with the first use of atomic weapons, Atomu One. Ronin accosts the spirits of the war dead at Yasukuni Jinga. He then marches into the national shrine and shouts to Tojo Hideki and other war criminals to come out and face the spirits of thousands of devoted children who were sacrificed at Hiroshima."--BOOK JACKET
Native liberty natural reason and cultural survivance by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
6 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,288 WorldCat member 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
Narrative chance : postmodern discourse on native American Indian literatures ( Book )
17 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,277 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Focusing on published works by novelists N. Scott Momaday, Leslie Marmon Silko, D'Arcy McNickle, Louise Erdrich, Gerald Vizenor, and other Native American authors, the critical essays in this collection examine translation and representation in tribal literatures, comic and tragic world views, and trickster discourse
Chancers a novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
6 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,223 WorldCat member 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."--Jacket
Native storiers five selections ( )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Gerald Vizenor presents in this anthology some of the best contemporary Native American Indian authors writing today. The five books from which these excerpts are drawn are published in the University of Nebraska Press's Native Storiers series
Blue ravens : a historical novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
5 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 1,131 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Two Native American brothers serve as soldiers in World War I
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 1,080 WorldCat member 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
The people named the Chippewa : narrative histories by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
16 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The author "recounts the experiences of ... the Chippewa [also known as Ojibwa and Anishinaabe] as they met missionaries, capitalists, government bureaucrats, and anthropologists."
Chair of tears by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 1,018 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"The novel begins with generous stories about Captain Eighty, his young wife, the poker-playing genius named Quiver, and their children and grandchildren who live on a rustic houseboat. Captain Shammer, an extraordinary grandson reared on the houseboat and with no formal education, is appointed the chairman of a troubled Department of Native American Indian Studies at a prominent university. Shammer is a natural enterpriser and ironic showman in the tradition of trickster stories. He arrives at the first faculty meeting dressed in the uniform of Gen. George Armstrong Custer. Native students celebrate his conversion of the department into an academic poker parlor and casino, and a panic radio station. The most sensational enterprise is the training of service mongrels to detect the absence of irony."--Page 4 of cover
The White Earth Nation Ratification of a Native Democratic Constitution by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
5 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 931 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The White Earth Nation of Anishinaabeg Natives ratified a new constitution in 2009, the first indigenous democratic constitution, on a reservation in Minnesota. Many Native constitutions were written by the federal government, and with little knowledge of the people and cultures. The White Earth Nation set out to create a constitution that reflected its own culture. The resulting document provides a clear Native perspective on sovereignty, independent governance, traditional leadership values, and the importance of individual and human rights. This volume includes the text of the Constitution o
Shrouds of White Earth by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 922 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Griever, an American monkey king in China by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
20 editions published between 1986 and 1990 in English and held by 790 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Griever de Hocus, accomopanied by his rooster, Matteo Ricci, plays havoc with the monolithic institutions of the People's Republic of China in Vizenor's inspired retelling of the classic Chinese Journey to the West
Earthdivers : tribal narratives on mixed descent by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
11 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 717 WorldCat member 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
Summer in the spring Anishinaabe lyric poems and stories ( )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 679 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Bear Island the war at Sugar Point by Gerald Robert Vizenor( )
10 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 562 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Drawing on the traditional ways of Anishinaabe storytelling, acclaimed writer Gerald Vizenor illuminates the 1898 battle at Sugar Point in this epic poem. Fought between the Pillagers of the Leech Lake Reservation and U.S. soldiers, the battle marked a turning point in relations between the government and Native Americans. Bear Island brings back to light a key moment in Minnesota's history
Fugitive poses : Native American Indian scenes of absence and presence by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 554 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Native sovereignty, Gerald Vizenor contends, is not possessed but expressed. It emerges not from practicing vengeful and exclusionary policies and politics, or by simple recourse to territoriality, but by turning to Native transmotion, the forces and processes of creativity and imagination lying at the heart of Native world-views and actions. Overturning long-held scholarly and popular assumptions, Vizenor offers a vigorous examination of tragic cultures and victimry
Crossbloods : bone courts, bingo, and other reports by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
4 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 548 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
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