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Shrouds of white earth

Author: Gerald Robert Vizenor
Publisher: Albany : Excelsior Editions/State University of New York Press, [2010]
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Shrouds of White Earth, an innovative novel about a contemporary Native American Indian artist illuminates, infuriates, and enchants. Dogroy Beaulieu, who reveals his marvelous story to a native writer, is a painter by nature, an intuitive visionary artist. He creates shrouds of sacrificed and crucified animals and birds, the faint traces of natural motion on linen, at his studio on the White Earth Nation in  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Advance copies (Printing)
Material Type: Fiction, Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gerald Robert Vizenor
ISBN: 9781438434476 1438434472 1438434464 9781438434469
OCLC Number: 558667254
Notes: UNC Charlotte Libraries notes:
Green shamans -- Casino walkers -- Tradition fascists -- Union of chance.
PromptCat-YBP
Description: 151 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Contents: Green shamans --
Casino walkers --
Tradition fascists --
Union of chance.
Responsibility: Gerald Vizenor.
Local System Bib Number:
.b27655015

Abstract:

"Shrouds of White Earth, an innovative novel about a contemporary Native American Indian artist illuminates, infuriates, and enchants. Dogroy Beaulieu, who reveals his marvelous story to a native writer, is a painter by nature, an intuitive visionary artist. He creates shrouds of sacrificed and crucified animals and birds, the faint traces of natural motion on linen, at his studio on the White Earth Nation in Minnesota. The very sight of the shrouds torments the traditional fascists on the reservation, and the faint traces of native totems haunt the patrons of galleries and curators of museums. "I create traces of totemic creatures, paint visionary characters in magical flight, native scenes in the bright colors of survivance," declares Dogroy. His artistic sentiments and shamanic tribute to the shrouds, however, do not protect him from his envious enemies on the reservation. Dogroy is banished by casino politicians, in flagrant violation of the new Constitution of the White Earth Nation for his artistic tease, his baroque mockery, and his ironic portrayals. This unforgettable journey of discovery and creativity ranks as one of the finest stories from the pen of the irresistibly witty and insightful Gerald Vizenor."--Pub. desc.
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