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Synopsis: 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.
About the Author: Robert Bringhurst is one of Canada?s most respected poets and cultural historians. He is the author of The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii and the coauthor of The Raven Steals the Light.<
Title: A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical ...
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre ; Lincoln : University of Nebraska Press
Book Condition: Good
Book Description University of Nebraska Press, 2000. Hardcover. Book Condition: Used: Good. We ship International with Tracking Number! May not contain Access Codes or Supplements. Buy with confidence, excellent customer service! j. Bookseller Inventory # 080321314XD