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Ceremony 3.5 stars On the inside back flap of this edition of Ceremony, there is a series of praise quotes, including this from the New York Time Without question Leslie Marmon Silko is the most accomplished Native American writer of her generation On the back cover, Sherman Alexie writes, Ceremony is the greatest novel in Native American literature I get all tense with exasperation when I read these comments But then Sherman goes on to say what needs to be said about this novelIt is one of the gre On the inside back flap of this edition of Ceremony, there is a series of praise quotes, including this from the New York Time Without question Leslie Marmon Silko is the most accomplished Native American writer of her generation On the back cover, Sherman Alexie writes, Ceremony is the greatest novel in Native American literature I get all tense with exasperation when I read these comments But then Sherman goes on to say what needs to be said about this novelIt is one of the greatest novels of any time and placeYes This When we pigeon hole writers, plugging their work into neat little categories for our convenience and understanding, we cost them potential readers This happens to women writers all the time there s even a genre known as women s fiction I know I get it I understand the definition and how and why the sub genre matters There is certain value in recognizing and celebration a canon of work that can be classified acco 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. when i think about this book i picture heart cells putting their feelers out for each other, mending back together into one whole muscle capable of expansion and love this book moved me a friend of mine recommended this when i was trying to read another book written by a white shaman and having a really hard time with it there is no comparison this is a book about a man whose body, spirit, gut and mind are heaving with loss, and the slow careful path to being alive again nothing about t when i think about this book i picture heart cells putting their feelers out for each other, mending back together into one whole muscle capable of expansion and love this book moved me a friend of mine recommended this when i was trying to read another book written by a white shaman and having a really hard time with it there is no comparison this is a book about a man whose body, spirit, gut and mind are heaving with loss, and the slo Book Circle Reads 168Rating 2 of fiveThe Publisher Says 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 Book Circle Reads 168Rating 2 of fiveThe Publisher Says Tayo Like the other Native pop novelists of the 60 s and 70 s, Silko s voice is competent when not distracted by over reaching, and like the others, she spins a story which is vague enough to please She also never really escapes the fact that her depiction of Native culture is thoroughly westernized.Her monomyth is tied up with enough Native American spirituality to make it feel new and mystical at least to outsiders it was even criticized for giving away cultural secrets It is somewhat tellin Like the other Native pop novelists of the 60 s and 70 s, Silko s voice is competent when not distracted by over reaching, and like the others, she spins a story which is vague enough to please She also never really escapes the fact that her depiction of Native culture is thoroughly westernized.Her monomyth is tied up with enough Native American spirituality to make it feel new and mystical at l Tayo is a World War II veteran who suffers from what we would call PTSD His grandmother calls in a medicine man to heal him and thus begins Tayo s journey back to himself We spend a good portion of the book with Tayo s life before things start to improve for him so there s actually quite a bit of what he experiences that we must also experience, from his time in a mental institution to his first discussions with the medicine man, who I actually liked very much This portion of the book is qu Tayo is a World War II veteran who suffers from what we would call PTSD His grandmother calls in a medi But the effects were hidden, evident only in the sterility of their art, which continued to feed off the vitality of other cultures, and in the dissolution of their consciousness into dead objects the plastic and neon, the concrete and steel.Hollow and lifeless as a witchery clay figure And what little still remained to white people was shriveled like a seed hoarded too long, shrunken past its time, and split open now, to expose a fragile, pale leaf stem, perfectly formed and dead 3.5 stars But the effects were hidden, evident only in the sterility of their art, which continued to feed off the vitality of other cultures, and in the dissolution of their consciousness into dead objects the plastic and neon, the concrete and steel.Hollow and lifeless as a witchery clay figure An There are some things I have to tell you, Betonie began softly The people nowadays have an idea about the ceremonies They think the ceremonies must be performed exactly as they have always been done, maybe because one slip up or mistake and the whole ceremony must be stopped and the sand painting destroyed That much is true They think that if a singer tampers with any part of the ritual, great harm can be done, great power unleashed He was quiet for a while, looking up at the sky throug There are some things I have to tell you, Betonie began softly The people nowadays have an idea about the ceremonies They think the ceremonies must be performed exactly as they have always been done, maybe because one slip up or mistake and the whole ceremony must be stopped and the sand painting destroyed That much is true They think that if a singer tampers with any part of the ritual, great harm can be done, great power unleashed He was quiet for a while, looking up at the sky through the smoke hole That much can be true also But long ago when the people were given these ceremonies, the changing began, I will tell you something about stories he said They aren t just entertainment.Don t be fooled.They are all we have, you see,all we have to fight offillness and death.You don t have anything if you don t have the stories Leslie Marmon Silko s Ceremony opens with a defense of storytelling Storytelling is a way of making the world, a way of protecting self and culture Ceremony itself takes part in this process, telling the story of Tayo, a young Native American come home from WWII and severely I will tell you something about stories he said They aren t just entertainment.Don t be fooled.They are all we have, you see,all we have to fight offillness and death.You don t have anything if you don t have the stories Leslie Marmon Silko s Ceremony opens with a defense of storytelling Storytelling is a way of making the world,

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