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Chair of tears

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor
Publisher: Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press, ©2012.
Series: Native storiers.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: College stories
Satire
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Robert Vizenor
ISBN: 9780803238404 0803238401
OCLC Number: 748941718
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Captain eighty -- Chair of tears -- Removal treaty -- Full house casino -- Panic hole chancery -- Irony dogs -- Skin dunk -- Last lecture -- Postindian holograms -- Denivance press -- Stray visions -- Earthdiver auction.
"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."--P. [4] of cover.
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Description: 138 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Captain eighty --
Chair of tears --
Removal treaty --
Full house casino --
Panic hole chancery --
Irony dogs --
Skin dunk --
Last lecture --
Postindian holograms --
Denivance press --
Stray visions --
Earthdiver auction.
Series Title: Native storiers.
Other Titles: Native storiers.
Responsibility: Gerald Vizenor.
Local System Bib Number:
.b32332324

Abstract:

The best stories create traditions, and this novel by celebrated Native American writer Gerald Vizenor is a marvelous conjunction of trickster stories and literary ingenuity. Chair of Tears is funny,  Read more...
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"Chair of Tears is challengingly innovative and comfortingly familiar, satirically biting and laugh-out-loud funny."-Debroah L. Madsen, Studies in American Indian Literatures -- Debroah L. Madsen * Read more...

 
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