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The Resource Chair of tears, Gerald Vizenor

Chair of tears, Gerald Vizenor

Label
Chair of tears
Title
Chair of tears
Statement of responsibility
Gerald Vizenor
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Member of
Cataloging source
DLC
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
C45 2012
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Native storiers: a series of American narratives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Indians of North America
Label
Chair of tears, Gerald Vizenor
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm748941718
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780803238404
Lccn
2011033178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748941718
  • (Sirsi) a1114960
Label
Chair of tears, Gerald Vizenor
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Control code
ocm748941718
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
138 pages
Isbn
9780803238404
Lccn
2011033178
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)748941718
  • (Sirsi) a1114960

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