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- DescriptionGerald Vizer weaves an engrossing historical portrayal of Native American soldiers in World War I. 'Blue Ravens' is set at the start of the twentieth century in the days leading up to the Great War in France, and continues in combat scenes at Chateau-Thierry, Montbrehain, and Bois de Fays. The vel contains many of Vizer's recurrent cultural themes - the power and irony of trickster stories, the privilege of 'survivance' over 'victimry', natural reason and resistance. After serving in the American Expeditionary Forces, two brothers from the Anishinaabe culture return to the White Earth Reservation where they grew up. They eventually leave for a second time to live in Paris where they lead successful and creative lives. With a spirited sense of 'chance, totemic connections, and the tricky stories of our natural transience in the world' Vizer creates an expression of presence commonly denied Native Americans. 'Blue Ravens' is a story of courage in poverty and war, a human story of art and literature from a recognized master of the postwar American vel and one of the most original and outspoken Native voices writing today.
- Author BiographyGERALD VIZENOR is a prolific novelist, poet, literary critic, and citizen of the White Earth Nation of the Anishinaabeg in Minnesota. He is Professor Emeritus of American Studies at the University of California, Berkeley. His novel Griever: An American Monkey King in China won the American Book Award and the New York Fiction Collective Award.
- Author(s)Gerald Vizenor
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication21/06/2016
- SubjectHistorical & Mythological Fiction
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintWesleyan University Press
- Weight408 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine25 mm
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