192 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. NATIVE AMERICANS. Postindian Conversations is the first collection of in-depth interviews with Gerald Vizenor, one of the most powerful and provocative voices in the Native world today. These lively conversations with the preeminent novelist and cultural critic reveal much about the man, his literary creations, and his critical perspectives on important issues affecting Native peoples at the beginning of the twenty-first century. The book also casts new light on his sometimes controversial ideas about contemporary Native identity, politics, economics, scholarship, and literature. 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 the American Book Award-winner Griever: An American Monkey King in China. A. Robert Lee is a professor of American literature at Nihon University in Tokyo. His books include Designs of Blackness: Mappings in the Literature and Culture of Afro-America. His edited works include Shadow Distance: A Gerald Vizenor Reader. "A collection of interviews that offer crucial insight into Vizenor's long and complicated literary career....The reader gets an intimate glimpse into Vizenor's thoughts on both his personal life and the experiences that influenced his literary career."&emdash; American Indian Quarterly "[Postindian Conversations] grants readers the opportunity to share the author's reflections upon one of the most complex and exciting opuses in contemporary literature....This series of interviews will fascinate Vizenor's fans and foes alike."&emdash; World Literature Today Gerald Vizenor is the recipient of the 2005 Distinguished Achievement Award from the Western Literature Association. (Key Words: Gerald Vizenor, A. Robert Lee, American Indians, Native Americans).
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