The Resource Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)

Label
Ceremony
Title
Ceremony
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Laguna Pueblo young man. Tayo, a young Native American, has been a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II, and the horrors of captivity have almost eroded his will to survive. His return to the Laguna Pueblo reservation only increases his feeling of estrangement and alienation. While other returning soldiers find easy refuge in alcohol and senseless violence, Tayo searches for another kind of comfort and resolution. Tayo's quest leads him back to the Indian past and its traditions, to beliefs about witchcraft and evil, and to the ancient stories of his people. The search itself becomes a ritual, a curative ceremny that defeats the most virulent of afflictions-despair. "Demanding but confident and beautifully written" (Boston Globe), this is the story of a young Native American returning to his reservation after surviving the horrors of captivity as a prisoner of the Japanese during World War II. Drawn to his Indian past and its traditions, his search for comfort and resolution becomes a ritual--a curative ceremony that defeats his despair
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TEFOD
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silko, Leslie Marmon
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Intended audience
890L
Intended audience source
Lexile
LC call number
PS3569.I44
LC item number
C4 2006eb
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
Series statement
Penguin classics deluxe edition
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Laguna Indians
  • Native American Studies
  • Literary
  • Laguna Indians
  • Veterans
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)
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Publication
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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
Control code
ocn656959353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 243 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440621826
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unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FC5A75D7-17BE-4206-BE8F-1C09262839E0
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o656959353
  • (OCoLC)656959353
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author, (electronic resource)
Link
Publication
Copyright
Antecedent source
unknown
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
Control code
ocn656959353
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiii, 243 pages).
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781440621826
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
FC5A75D7-17BE-4206-BE8F-1C09262839E0
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o656959353
  • (OCoLC)656959353

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