The Resource Dead voices : natural agonies in the new world, by Gerald Vizenor

Dead voices : natural agonies in the new world, by Gerald Vizenor

Label
Dead voices : natural agonies in the new world
Title
Dead voices
Title remainder
natural agonies in the new world
Statement of responsibility
by Gerald Vizenor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
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
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Cataloging source
N$T
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1934-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Vizenor, Gerald Robert
Dewey number
813/.54
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3572.I9
LC item number
D43 1994eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
American Indian literature and critical studies series
Series volume
v. 2
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Indians of North America
  • Indians of North America
Label
Dead voices : natural agonies in the new world, by Gerald Vizenor
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Publication
Note
[First pbk. printing, 1994]
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585149462
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44954909
  • (OCoLC)ocm44954909
Label
Dead voices : natural agonies in the new world, by Gerald Vizenor
Link
https://ezproxy.lib.ou.edu/login?url=http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&scope=site&db=nlebk&AN=14844
Publication
Note
[First pbk. printing, 1994]
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
1 online resource (144 pages).
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585149462
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Note
eBooks on EBSCOhost
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)44954909
  • (OCoLC)ocm44954909

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