A Story as Sharp as A Knife

A Story as Sharp as A Knife

The Classical Haida Mythtellers and Their World

Book - 1999
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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.
Publisher: Vancouver : Douglas & McIntyre, c1999.
ISBN: 9781550546965
Branch Call Number: 398.2089972 Bring 3578au 1
398.2089972 Bring
Characteristics: 527 p. : ill., maps.


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