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Sorrow of the Earth : Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and the Tragedy of Show Business
by Vuillard, Eric
 
Hard cover
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Sorrow of the Earth: Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and the Tragedy of Show BusinessSorrow of the Earth: Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and the Tragedy of Show Business (Hard cover)
Pub. Date: 2016
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Price: $10.00
Seller: Powell's Books Chicago, Chicago, IL, USA
Condition: Like New
Notes: Near fine. Cloth, D-j. 2016. May contain remainder mark. Originally published at $19.55.
Sorrow of the Earth: Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and the Tragedy of Show BusinessSorrow of the Earth: Buffalo Bill, Sitting Bull and the Tragedy of Show Business (Hardcover)
Pub. Date: 2017
Publisher: Pushkin Press
Price: $11.50
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Overview

Buffalo Bill was the prince of show business. His spectacular Wild West shows were performed to packed houses across the world, holding audiences spellbound with their grand re-enactments of tales from the American frontier. For Bill gave the crowds something they'd never seen before: real-life Indians.

This astonishing work of historical re-imagining tells the little-known story of the Native Americans swallowed up by Buffalo Bill's great entertainment machine. Of chief Sitting Bull, paraded in theatres to boos and catcalls for fifty dollars a week. Of a baby Lakota girl, found under her mother's frozen body, adopted and displayed on the stage. Of the last few survivors of Wounded Knee, hired to act out the horrific massacre of their tribe as entertainment. And of Buffalo Bill Cody himself, hamming it to the last, even as it consumed him.

Told with beauty, compassion and anger, Sorrow of the Earth shows us tragedy turned into a circus act, history into sham, truth into a spectacle more powerful than reality itself. Could any of us turn away?

'One of the jewels of the literary season' Le Figaro

'An astonishing work' Lire

Born in Lyons in 1968, ¿¿¿ric Vuillard is a French author and film director. His books include Conquistadors (winner of the Ignatius J. Reilly prize 2010), and La Bataille de l'occident and Congo, which were jointly awarded the 2012 Franz-Hessel prize and the 2013 Valery-Larbaud prize. Sorrow of the Earth is the first of his titles to be translated into English.


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  • PID: 17625209779
  • ISBN-13: 9781782272212
  • Publisher: Pushkin Press
  • Seller: Ebooksweb
    Description: Used Good: Minor shelf wear.