A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World

Bringhurst, Robert

ISBN 10: 080321314X / 0-8032-1314-X
ISBN 13: 9780803213142
Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date: 2000
Binding: Hardcover
About this title:
The Haida world is a misty archipelago a hundred stormy miles off the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska. For more than a thousand years before the Europeans came, a great culture flourished on these islands. In 1900 and 1901 the linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation from the last traditional Haida-speaking storytellers, poets, and historians. Robert Bringhurst worked for many years with these manuscripts, and here he brings them to life in the English language. A Story as Sharp as a Knife brings a lifetime of passion and a broad array of skills—humanistic, scientific, and poetic—to focus on a rich and powerful tradition that the world has long ignored.

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Text: English (translation)

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