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by Gerald Vizenor Vizenor

  • Author: Gerald Vizenor Vizenor
  • ISBN: 0816618496
  • ISBN13: 978-0816618491
  • ePub: 1678 kb | FB2: 1324 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Genre Fiction
  • Publisher: Univ Of Minnesota Press (June 14, 1990)
  • Pages: 240
  • Rating: 4.2/5
  • Votes: 667
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Griever: An American Monkey King in China ePub download

Gerald Robert Vizenor (born 1934) is an American writer and scholar, and an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. Vizenor also taught for many years at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Director.

Gerald Robert Vizenor (born 1934) is an American writer and scholar, and an enrolled member of the Minnesota Chippewa Tribe, White Earth Reservation. Vizenor also taught for many years at the University of California, Berkeley, where he was Director of Native American Studies. With more than 30 books published, Vizenor is Professor Emeritus at the University of California, Berkeley, and Professor of American Studies at the University of New Mexico.

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Griever de Hocus, a trickster born on an American reservation, accepts a teaching assignment in Communist China, but refuses to obey its socialist conventions show more. Format Book 238 pages. Publication date 01 Dec 1987. Publisher Illinois State University.

Griever de Hocus, an American, reservation-born tribal trickster, becomes a teacher at Zhou Enlai University in China, but is soon flouting the state bureaucracy like the cosmic trickster common to both Chinese and Native American mythology.

Griever: An American Monkey King in China is a 1986 novel by Gerald Vizenor. It won the 1986 New York Fiction Collective Award and the 1988 American Book Award.

Book Description: Griever de Hocus, accomopanied by his rooster, Matteo Ricci, plays havoc with the monolithic institutions of the People's Republic of China in Vizenor's inspired retelling of the classic Chinese Journey to the West. Much of the American experience of the New Post-Cultural Revolution in China is related with devastating comic irony. The sights, sounds, and smells of the land are often unerringly captured by the author's lean, laconic prose.

Academic but nevertheless entertaining adventures of an American Indian gone to China in an exchange program to teach. Griever de Hocus is a Native American raised on the reservation, a ""mixed-blood tribal trickster,"" a kind of official cosmic clown. Through a government program, he heads off to teach at Zhou Enlai University, about two hours from Beijing, and there the fun begins. Academic but nevertheless entertaining adventures of an American Indian gone to China in an exchange program to teach.

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Gerald Vizenor", Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature, by Jennifer McClinton-Temple and Alan R. Velie, Facts . Velie, Facts on File, 2007, p. 76-378. Griever: An American Monkey King in China", Encyclopedia of American Indian Literature, by Jennifer McClinton-Temple, Alan R. 52-153.

Griever de Hocus, an American, reservation-born tribal trickster, becomes a teacher at Zhou Enlai University in China, but is soon flouting the state bureaucracy like the cosmic trickster common to both Chinese and Native American mythology
Inabel
This book looks interesting on the cover. After all, it has praise by Anthony C. Yu himself! However, if you look past the author's attempts to shock you with the worst side of China, you'll see he has more knowledge of Native American trickster traditions and only just a vague idea of the Monkey King. In addition to many Chinese language errors there are tons of places where he gets Sun Wukong's story just wrong! The most amusing to me being of course that he refers to Anthony C. Yu's "Journey to the West" translation, yet gets the author's name wrong! :) But it looks like Mr. Yu held no grudge.
The story is told in an interesting surreal style, but the plot itself is a rather cliched American man meets Asian woman tragedy.
All in all this book remains a typical novel written in the Mid-80's when China bashing was in vogue and reading novels about it was a favorite assignment of college professors. It may have seemed original in it's day and may have contained some truth, but in 2001 it seems as stereotypical a depiction of PRC as much as older novels that depict China as a mysterious, exotic land with an inscrutable population that knows kungfu and ancient secrets.
Painwind
Vizenor's book examines the interesting question of cultural parallelism, as he explores the similarities between Native American trickster traditions and the Chinese Monkey King tradition. Vizenor creates a wonderful double structure in which Griever's "Journey to the West" has two components--a Native American journey and a Chinese journey--and therefore requires that all the analogies to the Chinese Monkey tradition take two different forms--one for Griever and one for his Chinese colleagues. Fans of Journey to the West or Monkey should be interested in how he re-interprets these characters in light of the modern re-colonization of China by the West, while fans of Native American literature will enjoy seeing how he connects his own Indian tradition to its Chinese analogue.
Kelerius
Though flawed in some ways, "Griever" is a uniquely challenging and ambitious attempt to link the trickster traditions of two very different cultures. Vizenor is obviously a kind of bull-in-the-china-shop when it comes to Chinese mythology and China in general, and his narrative represents a misunderstanding or oversimplification of China in the 80's typical of many Western accounts of that era. But unlike others in this genre, Vizenor undercuts the sincerity or innocence of his Western protagonist with a trenchant warning about the dangers of cultural imperialism and intellectual arrogance.
Snowskin
What, no reviews for a book which emerged from a tiny small press collective to become an American Book Award winner? Griever is a delight, a postmodern absurdist melange which offers a scathing indictment of suppression of human rights in China, and, more broadly, government and individual hypocrisy and the manner in which both big business and big government degrade human experience. Vizenor uses the common thread of the trickster in Native American and Chinese culture to present a fantasized version of his travels to China on an academic exchange program. He becomes a trickster Monkey King and all sorts of hell breaks loose. You can bet that the Chinese government will not be inviting Vizenor back soon, but I invite you to read Griever. It's a hoot! (Jim Dwyer is author of Earth Works: Recommended Fiction and Nonfiction about Nature and the Environment. Buy it here at amazon.com.)
Rleyistr
It was touching but I was out of touch with it. It worked the cultural rift eratically-gathering static for occaisional shocks.
kewdiepie
Vizenor writes with humor, sophistication, and captures the issues of Native American life, or more specifically mixed-blood Native American life in allegories that are akin to Jonathon Swift! Fun, and mind challenging!
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