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Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to Navajoland

Williams, Terry Tempest

Editore: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York, 1984
ISBN 10: 0684182327 / ISBN 13: 9780684182322
Usato / Quarter Cloth Over Boards / Quantità: 1
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Titolo: Pieces of White Shell: A Journey to ...

Casa editrice: Charles Scribner's Sons, New York

Data di pubblicazione: 1984

Legatura: Quarter Cloth Over Boards

Illustratore: Brycelea, Clifford

Condizione libro: Near Fine

Condizione sovraccoperta: Good - Very Good

Edizione: 1st Edition


Clean, tight, square and bright first edition bound in cream cloth backstrap over light blue boards, with blue title on spine. Soft wrinkle to paper on front cover, otherwise fine. Dust jacket is unclipped, protected in removable mylar, sunned on spine, with water stain at foot and light wear at forecorners, head and foot of spine. Williams recounts Navajo folklore, linking sacred traditions to the present, science to mythology, and the magical to the ordinary. 162 pages includes bibliography, notes, B&W illustrations. Codice inventario libreria 2080138000

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Riassunto: This unusual book is an introduction to Navajo culture by a storyteller. Steeped in the lore of the Navajo reservation, where she worked as a teacher, the author came to see Navajo legend and ritual as touchstones for evaluating her own experience. She presents them here as a means for all people to locate their own history, traditions, and sense of how to live well.

“To know the oral tradition of Native American people is to feel the sensitivity and sensuality of language in its clearest motion and light, and this Williams has achieved in her appreciation of that tradition.”—Simon Ortiz

Pieces of White Shell is vibrant—full of risk, gentleness, wonder, and humility.”—Barry Lopez

“This book is both informative and enormously evocative. Exposition and description are powerfully reinforced by recurrent passages in the mode of poetry and drama.”—Brewster Ghiselin

Dal risvolto interno: Introduction to Navajo culture by a storyteller.

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