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Griever

An American Monkey King in China

1990
Author:

Gerald Vizenor

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Griever de Hocus, accompanied 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. Fiction.

“Vizenor appears to be the Isaac Bashevis Singer of the Chippewa: he combines an extremely keen eye for detail and an appreciation for an interesting story with a scrupulous sense of honesty.” Alan Velie

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." Los Angeles Times

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Gerald Vizenor is professor of literature at the University of California, Santa Cruz.

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“Vizenor appears to be the Isaac Bashevis Singer of the Chippewa: he combines an extremely keen eye for detail and an appreciation for an interesting story with a scrupulous sense of honesty.” Alan Velie

“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.” Los Angeles Times