Surviving Through the Days
Translations of Native California Stories and Songs
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Surviving Through the Days by Herbert W. Luthin
Book DescriptionThis anthology of treasures from the oral literature of Native California, assembled by an editor admirably sensitive to language, culture, and history, will delight scholars and general readers alike. Herbert Luthin's generous selection of stories, anecdotes, myths, reminiscences, and songs is drawn from a wide sampling of California's many Native cultures, and although a few pieces are familiar classics, most are published here for the first time, in fresh literary translations. The translators, whether professional linguists or Native scholars and storytellers, are all acknowledged experts in their respective languages, and their introductions to each selection provide welcome cultural and biographical context. Augmenting and enhancing the book are Luthin's engaging, informative essays on topics that range from California's Native languages and oral-literary traditions to critical issues in performance, translation, and the history of California literary ethnography.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780520222700
(229mm x 152mm x 38mm)
Imprint: University of California Press
Publisher: University of California Press
Publish Date: 27-Jun-2002
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Herbert W. Luthin
Genuine Article, Paperback (April 2010)» View all books by Herbert W. Luthin
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Author Biography - Herbert W. Luthin
Herbert W. Luthin is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Clarion University.
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