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."--Page 4 of cover
Member of
Cataloging source
N$T
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 2012eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Native storiers: a series of American narratives
Label
Chair of tears, Gerald Vizenor
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
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
ocn792741491
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (138 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780803240322
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other control number
9786613664747
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 366474
  • 6016ad89-c220-4a41-9166-5cd590a09e43
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b35453679
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)792741491
  • pebcs0803240325

Library Locations

    • Deakin University Library - Geelong Waurn Ponds CampusBorrow it
      75 Pigdons Road, Waurn Ponds, Victoria, 3216, AU
      -38.195656 144.304955
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