Home Among the Swinging Stars
Collected Poems of Jaime De Angulo
Edited by Stefan Hyner
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Home Among the Swinging Stars by Stefan Hyner
Book DescriptionJaime de Angulo (1887-1950) was born in Paris to Spanish parents. He came to America in 1905, found work as a cowboy, and ended up in San Francisco the day before the Great Earthquake in 1906. A picaresque life followed as a homesteader in Big Sur, medical doctor, psychologist, renowned linguist, and novelist. As a linguist, de Angulo contributed to the knowledge of many Northern Californian tribal languages, as well as ethnomusicological investigations. He lived among the tribes he studied and tried to become integrated into their daily lives. Much of his life and work exemplifies his recognition of the trickster wisdom in their native 'coyote tales'. Invited by Mabel Dodge Luhan to visit Taos, he turned out to be a vivid chapter in her artistic circle. Brilliant and eccentric, Ezra Pound called him 'the American Ovid'. Bohemian to the core, he was friend and colleague to poets, composers, and scholars such as Harry Partch, Henry Miller, Robinson Jeffers, Henry Cowell, Franz Boas, Carl Jung, D H Lawrence, and many others. Renderings of Pit River lore in his book "Indian Tales" had a distinct influence on Beat literature, especially Gary Snyder and Jack Kerouac. Besides prose, there exists an abundance of poetry which is collected in "Home Among the Swinging Stars" and includes the out-of-print "Coyote's Bones," versions of Shaman Songs, translations of Federico Garcia Lorca, and unpublished poems.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781888809473
(215mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Imprint: La Alameda Press,U.S.
Publisher: La Alameda Press,U.S.
Publish Date: 15-May-2006
Country of Publication: United States
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