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Vizenor, Gerald Robert 1934-

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Works: 157 works in 480 publications in 3 languages and 30,961 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Serialized fiction  Psychological fiction  History  Horror tales  Occult fiction  Folklore  Interviews 
Roles: Author of screenplay, Narrator, Editor, Interviewee, Other
Classifications: PS3572.I9, 813.54
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Hotline healers an Almost Browne novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Computer File )
5 editions published in 1997 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,490 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( Book )
16 editions published between 1991 and 2013 in English and held by 1,395 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
Narrative chance : postmodern discourse on native American Indian literatures ( Book )
16 editions published between 1989 and 1993 in English and held by 1,267 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
Shadow distance a Gerald Vizenor reader by Gerald Robert Vizenor( file )
10 editions published between 1994 and 2011 in English and held by 1,251 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
Chancers a novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Computer File )
8 editions published between 2000 and 2001 in English and held by 1,238 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
Hiroshima bugi Atomu 57 by Gerald Robert Vizenor( file )
6 editions published between 2003 and 2010 in English and held by 1,193 libraries worldwide
"Hiroshima Bugi: Atomu 57 is a kabuki novel that begins in the ruins of the Atomic Bomb Dome, a new Rashomon Gate. Ronin Browne, the humane peace contender, is the hafu orphan son of Okichi, a Japanese boogie-woogie dancer, and Nightbreaker, an Anishinaabe from the White Earth Reservation who served as an interpreter for General Douglas MacArthur during the first year of the American occupation in Japan."
Native liberty natural reason and cultural survivance by Gerald Robert Vizenor( file )
9 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 1,169 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
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 1,074 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
Native storiers five selections ( file )
7 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 1,024 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
The people named the Chippewa : narrative histories by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
15 editions published between 1984 and 2002 in English and held by 954 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( file )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 849 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
Shrouds of White Earth by Gerald Robert Vizenor( file )
6 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 791 libraries worldwide
Griever, an American monkey king in China : a novel by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
14 editions published between 1987 and 1990 in English and held by 680 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
Summer in the spring Anishinaabe lyric poems and stories ( file )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 673 libraries worldwide
Earthdivers : tribal narratives on mixed descent by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
12 editions published between 1977 and 2012 in English and held by 641 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
The White Earth nation ratification of a native democratic constitution by Gerald Robert Vizenor( file )
6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 617 libraries worldwide
This volume includes the text of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation; an introduction by David E. Wilkins, a legal and political scholar who was a special consultant to the White Earth Constitutional Convention; an essay by Gerald Vizenor, the delegate and principal writer of the Constitution of the White Earth Nation; and articles first published in Anishinaabeg Today by Jill Doerfler, who coordinated and participated in the deliberations and ratification of the Constitution. Together these essays and the text of the Constitution provide direct insight into the process of the delegate deliberations, the writing and ratification of this groundbreaking document, and the current constitutional, legal, and political debates about new constitutions."--pub. desc
Crossbloods : bone courts, bingo, and other reports by Gerald Robert Vizenor( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 548 libraries worldwide
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 547 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
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 527 libraries worldwide
Bear Island the war at Sugar Point by Gerald Robert Vizenor( file )
7 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 468 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
 
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Alternative Names
Vizenor, Gerald.
Vizenor, Gerald, 1934-
Vizenor, Gerald A.
Vizenor, Gerald Robert
Vizenor, Gerald Robert, 1934-
ヴィゼナー, ジェラルド
Languages
English (243)
German (1)
Italian (1)
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