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

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

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Ceremony
Title
Ceremony
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Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
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Language
eng
Summary
With new preface by author.This story, set on an Indian reservation just after World War II, concerns the return home of a war-weary Navaho 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
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1948-
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Silko, Leslie Marmon
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Series statement
Penguin classics deluxe edition
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  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Laguna Indians
  • Indians of North America
  • Indian veterans
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
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Note
Originally published: New York : The Viking Press, 1977
Extent
xxiii, 243 p.
Isbn
9780143104919
Lccn
2006050705
System control number
(DLC)oka006050705
Label
Ceremony, Leslie Marmon Silko ; introduction by Larry McMurtry ; with a new preface by the author
Publication
Note
Originally published: New York : The Viking Press, 1977
Extent
xxiii, 243 p.
Isbn
9780143104919
Lccn
2006050705
System control number
(DLC)oka006050705

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