Native American Storytelling
A Reader of Myths and Legends
Edited by Karl Kroeber
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Native American Storytelling by Karl Kroeber
Book DescriptionThe myths and legends in this book have been selected both for their excellence as stories and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. * A collection of Native American myths and legends. * Selected for their excellence as stories, and because they illustrate the distinctive nature of Native American storytelling. * Drawn from the oral traditions of all major areas of aboriginal North America. * Reveals the highly practical functions of myths and legends in Native American societies. * Illustrates American Indians' profound engagement with their natural environment. * Edited by an outstanding interpreter of Native American oral stories.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9781405115421
(229mm x 156mm x 9mm)
Imprint: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 20-Aug-2004
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Karl Kroeber
Ishi in Two Worlds, Paperback (October 2011)
A life story of Ishi, the Yahi Indian, lone survivor of a doomed tribe, who stumbled into the twentieth century on the morning of August 29, 1911, when, desperate with hunger and with terror of the white murderers of his family, was found in the corral of a slaughter house near Oroville, California.
War of the Worlds, Paperback / softback (September 2007)
For more than 100 years this compelling tale of the Martian invasion of Earth has enthralled readers with a combination of imagination and incisive commentary on the imbalance of power that continues to be relevant today. Features a new Introduction. Revised reissue.
Make Believe in Film and Fiction, Hardback (June 2006)» View all books by Karl Kroeber
Provides a contrast between the experiences of reading a novel and watching a movie. This work shows how fiction evokes morally inflected imagining, and how movies reveal through magnification of human movements and expression subjective effects of complex social changes.
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Author Biography - Karl Kroeber
Karl Kroeber is Mellon Professor in the Humanities at Columbia University. His previous publications include Ishi in Three Centuries (ed. 2003), Artistry in American Indian Myths (1998), and Ecological Literary Criticism (1994). He is Editor Emeritus of Studies in American Indian Literature.
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