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Pieces of White Shell; A Journey to Navajoland.

Williams, Terry Tempest

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ISBN 10: 0684182327 / ISBN 13: 9780684182322
Published by NY: Scribner's, 1984
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
From Shirley K. Mapes, Books (Omaha, NE, U.S.A.)

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lst printing. Illustrated by Clifford Brycelea. Beige cloth spine over light turquoise boards. Very good plus condition in very good plus dust jacket. Trace of fade along lower edges of boards; corners of dust jacket slightly chipped. Bookseller Inventory # 26916

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Title: Pieces of White Shell; A Journey to ...

Publisher: NY: Scribner's

Publication Date: 1984

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: 1st Edition

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Synopsis:

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

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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.

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Business established in 1987. Inventory includes 9,000 to 10,000 old, used, out-of-print and rare hardback books--some trade paperbacks. Approximately 1500 are children's books. The rest include history, literature, arts, sciences, religion, cookbooks, nature, gardening, etc. This is an online business only.

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