Discuss Gerald Vizenor’s use of names in the works that you have read.
The stories that Vizenor writes are often set in either Minnesota or China. Does the author make significant connections in his writing between these two locales?
To what effect does Vizenor employ academic settings in the stories that you have read?
After reading some of Vizenor’s stories, how would you now define the term “trickster”?
Vizenor is very well read. Discuss some evidence in his stories that he consciously uses stories from past ages and literatures to illuminate some of his writing.
Vizenor has said in interviews that tragedy is an invention of the West. Despite this theory, do you find evidence in any of his writing of elements of tragedy?
What do you think Vizenor’s feelings are toward modern technology?