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The Resource Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko

Label
Ceremony
Title
Ceremony
Statement of responsibility
Leslie Marmon Silko
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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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Summary
On a New Mexico reservation, one Navajo family--including Tayo, a World War II veteran deeply scarred by his experiences as a Japanese POW and by the rejection of his own people--struggles to survive in a world no longer theirs in the years just before and after World War II
Theme
Storyline
Tone
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Character
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055730
Cataloging source
DLC
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1948-
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Silko, Leslie Marmon
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
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890
Literary form
fiction
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McMurtry, Larry
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True
Series statement
Contemporary American fiction
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  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Laguna Indians
  • Laguna Indians
  • Veterans
Target audience
adult
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm12554441
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780140086836
Lccn
85019216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)12554441
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : Viking Press, 1977
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm12554441
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
262 pages
Isbn
9780140086836
Lccn
85019216
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)12554441

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