Fugitive Poses


Fugitive Poses

Native American Indian Scenes of Absence and Presence

Gerald Vizenor

239 pages


November 2000


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About the Book

Native peoples today are best known through their fugitive poses: textual and graphic depictions steeped in a modernist aesthetic of romantic victimry, tragedy, and nostalgia. In Fugitive Poses Gerald Vizenor argues that such representations celebrate the absence rather than the presence of the Native.

Author Bio

Gerald Vizenor is a professor of American studies and Native American literature at the University of California, Berkeley. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Griever: An American Monkey King in China, winner of the American Book Award.


Gerald Vizenor is the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association.

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