The Resource Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

Label
Ceremony
Title
Ceremony
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Marmon Silko
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 ceremony 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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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1948-
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Silko, Leslie Marmon
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Contemporary American fiction
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Laguna Indians
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
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Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780143129462
Lccn
85019216
System control number
  • 414089
  • (OCoLC)ocm12554441
  • (OCoLC)12554441
  • 324958
  • 1732025
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780143129462
Lccn
85019216
System control number
  • 414089
  • (OCoLC)ocm12554441
  • (OCoLC)12554441
  • 324958
  • 1732025

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