Gerald Vizenor (2899 words)

The most prolific and influential of Native American writers, Gerald Vizenor (Anishinaabe) has worked in every literary genre – the novel, short fiction, poetry, drama (including the screenplay), journalism, autobiography, history, cultural theory, and social commentary – transforming in the process the possibilities for Native literary expression and, more generally, the potentialities of literary form and language. As a literary writer, tribal activist, university academic, and public intellectual, Vizenor has shaped the direction of American literary studies in the twentieth- and twenty-first centuries. In addition to awards recognizing individual works, Vizenor’s broader achievements have been acknowledged with a Lifetime …

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Madsen, Deborah Lea. "Gerald Vizenor". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 19 July 2010
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