Everlasting Sky: Voices of the Anishinabe People
Focusing on the people of the northern reservations, particularly the White Earth Reservation where he grew up, Vizenor puts a human face on those desperate and politically charged times that saw frequent government intervention and the emergence of the American Indian Movement (AIM). In his trademark style, Vizenor juxtaposes these snapshots of contemporary life against images and dream sequences from Anishinabe folktales and ceremonies. As the Chronicle of Higher Education has observed, Vizenor's "paradoxical achievement has been to garner a reputation as an innovative avant-garde writer by embracing, and revitalizing, ancient oral storytelling traditions."
In his new introduction, composed especially for this edition, Vizenor reflects on the changes that have occurred on the reservations in the last three decades and updates the lives of this fascinating and various cast of characters.
- By: Gerald Vizenor, with new introduction by the author.
- Format: Paper, 164 pp., index
- Publisher: MNHS Press
- Product ##: 0873514009
GERALD VIZENOR, an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, is professor of Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including The People Named the Chippewa, Fugitive Poses, Manifest Manners: Narratives on Postindian Survivance, The Heirs of Columbus, and Chancers. His novel, Griever: An American Monkey King in China, won the American Book Award.
Praise for Gerald Vizenor:
"A major figure in Native letters." -- Publishers Weekly
"Gerald Vizenor laughs, rages, and dazzles away the prevailing image of the Native American as solemn and simple. . . . Vizenor's image of Native life, informed by the tradition of trickster tales, challenges both racism and the stodgy rules of contemporary storytelling." -- Utne Reader
"Vizenor has stirred the literary world, not only with his range but with the excellence of his thought and the dry cutting edge of his insight." -- San Francisco Review of Books