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NAVAJO: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa.

Begay, Shonto.

ISBN 10: 0590461532 / ISBN 13: 9780590461535
Published by New York: Scholastic, (1995) dj, 1995
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SIGNED hardcover first edition - First printing. A beautiful book which combines twenty of Begay's paintings with his poetry. Includes an introduction by Begay in which he talks about living in two worlds, like many of the Dineh today. Boldly INSCRIBED on the half title page and dated in the year of publication. Index to paintings. Large square format, 48 pp. Fine in very good dust jacket (minor edgewear to the dj.). Bookseller Inventory # 62431

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Title: NAVAJO: Visions and Voices Across the Mesa.

Publisher: New York: Scholastic, (1995) dj

Publication Date: 1995

Binding: Hardcover

Dust Jacket Condition: Dust Jacket Included

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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A renowned Navajo artist and writer combines his paintings and poetic voice to provide insight into the lives and souls of his people, exploring creation stories, childhood memories, tribal rituals, and the profound effects of white people on Navajo culture.

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Grade 6 Up?Navajo philosophy and an artist's personal experience infuse this collection of paintings and (mostly free) verse. Begay's subjects vary from the sublime (creation, prayer, death, healing) to the mundane (riding in a truck, splashing in the mud after rain). Coyote (Ma'ii) plays a recurrent and significant role here, but Begay's impulse is to note and celebrate, rather than explain, important aspects of his culture. There are lessons to be learned, both cultural and universal, but obliquely. He does not blame the contemporary Anglo world for anything, but it intrudes, in ways often uncomprehending or disharmonious, and must be reckoned with. He chooses, nevertheless, to end his book in a season of hope with a poem called "Early Spring." The two central themes here, beauty and mystery, find natural expression in 20 acrylic paintings. Their stippled surfaces recall pointillist or Impressionist style, but the artist's palette rests on colors rooted to his people: the vermillion of desert earth and the blues of sky, flower, and turquoise. His figures are dignified but not idealized. Powerful and appealing in both word and image, this reflective book should find a wide audience of sympathetic readers.?Patricia (Dooley) Lothrop Green, St. George's School, Newport, RI
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