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Voices From Four Directions : Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America (04 Edition)

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Storytelling and singing continue to be a vital part of community life for Native peoples today. Voices from Four Directions gathers stories and songs from thirty-one Native groups in North America—including the Iñupiaqs in the frigid North, the Lushootseeds along the forested coastline of the far West, the Catawbas in the humid South, and the Maliseets of the rugged woods of the East. Vivid stories of cosmological origins and transformation, historical events remembered and retold, as well as legendary fables can be found in these pages. Well-known Trickster figures like Raven, Rabbit, and Coyote figure prominently in several tales as do heroes of local fame such as Tom Laporte of the Maliseets. The stories and songs entertain, instruct, and recall rich legacies as well as obligations. Many are retellings and reinventions of classic narratives, while others are more recent creations.

Award-winning poet and critic Brian Swann has gathered some of the richest and most diverse literatures of Native North America and provides an introduction to the volume. In addition, each story is introduced and newly translated.

About the Author

Brian Swann is on the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art. His many works include Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780803293106
Subtitle:
Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America
Editor:
Swann, Brian
Editor:
Swann, Brian
Author:
Swann, Brian
Publisher:
Bison Books
Location:
Lincoln
Subject:
Native American Studies
Subject:
Indians of north america
Subject:
American - General
Subject:
Folklore & Mythology
Subject:
Legends
Subject:
Tales
Subject:
Indian mythology
Subject:
Folk literature, Indian.
Subject:
Ethnic Studies - Native American Studies
Subject:
Tales -- North America.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Native Literatures of the Americas
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20040501
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Language:
English
Pages:
619
Dimensions:
10.16x7.04x1.29 in. 2.50 lbs.

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