The Anguish of Snails: Native American Folklore in the West (Folklife of the West, Vol. 2)

Toelken, Barre

Published by Utah State University Press, 2003
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Synopsis: After a career working and living with American Indians and studying their traditions, Barre Toelken has written this sweeping study of Native American folklore in the West. Within a framework of performance theory, cultural worldview, and collaborative research, he examines Native American visual arts, dance, oral tradition (story and song), humor, and patterns of thinking and discovery to demonstrate what can be gleaned from Indian traditions by Natives and non-Natives alike. In the process he considers popular distortions of Indian beliefs, demystifies many traditions by showing how they can be comprehended within their cultural contexts, considers why some aspects of Native American life are not meant to be understood by or shared with outsiders, and emphasizes how much can be learned through sensitivity to and awareness of cultural values.

Winner of the 2004 Chicago Folklore Prize, The Anguish of Snails is an essential work for the collection of any serious reader in folklore or Native American studies.

About the Author: Barre Toelken is the author or editor of numerous books and articles on folklore and related topics. Among these are The Dynamics of Folklore; Morning Dew and Roses; Nuance, Metaphor, and Meaning in Folksongs; and (with Larry Evers) Native American Oral Traditions: Collaboration and Interpretation. He is the editor of the journal of Western Folklore and professor of English at Utah State University.

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Publication Date: 2003
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