I Myself Have Seen it
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I Myself Have Seen it by Susanna Moore
Book DescriptionThe islands of Hawaii have often served Susanna Moore as the canvas for her lush and haunting novels. In I Myself have Seen It, she proves the mystery, beauty, and myth of her native islands to be every bit as compelling as her fiction. She interweaves her own memories of growing up in Honolulu in the 1950s and '60s with a concise chronicle of Hawaii's two-hundred-year encounter with the West. Seeking the elusive heart of Hawaii, Moore revisits the small rural island of Kauai. In the breathtaking landscape, she discovers that old, unwritten songs of Polynesia have survived despite the onslaught of missionaries in the early 18th century, the establishment of Hawaiian-language newspapers, and foreign attempts to free Hawaiians of their pagan superstitions. These songs and the ones engendered by them, written by queens and hula masters alike, become the centerpiece for Moore's mesmerizing discovery of the real Hawaii."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780792265283
(222mm x 137mm x 23mm)
Imprint: National Geographic Society
Publisher: National Geographic Society
Publish Date: 22-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Susanna Moore
Paradise of the Pacific, Paperback (October 2016)
In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, pieces together the dramatic story of Hawai'i - a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict taboo, without a currency or a written language, was confronted with the ritualised world of capitalism, Western education, and Christian values.
Big Girls, Paperback / softback (December 2011)
From the bestselling author of "In the Cut" comes an electrifying novel about the anarchy of families, the sometimes destructive power of material instinct, and the cult of celebrity.
Light Years, Paperback / softback (February 2009)» View all books by Susanna Moore
Moore can't remember the first time she saw the ocean--it has been there for as long as she can remember. In her memoir, she weaves reminiscences of her childhood with some of her favorite pieces of literature and marks her return to the island world where she came of age.
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Author Biography - Susanna Moore
Susanna Moore was raised in Hawaii and now lives in New York City. She is the author of The Whiteness of Bones, Sleeping Beauties, and In the Cut.My Old Sweetheart, her first novel, won the PEN/Ernest Hemingway Citation and the Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy and Institute of Arts and Letters."
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