The Resource A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world, Robert Bringhurst, (electronic resource)

A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world, Robert Bringhurst, (electronic resource)

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A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world
Title
A story as sharp as a knife
Title remainder
the classical Haida mythtellers and their world
Statement of responsibility
Robert Bringhurst
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • hai
  • eng
Summary
The Haida world is a misty archipelago a hundred stormy miles off the coasts of British Columbia and Alaska. For a thousand years and more before the Europeans came, a great culture flourished in these islands. The masterworks of classical Haida sculpture, now enshrined in many of the world's great museums, range from exquisite tiny amulets to magnificent huge housepoles. Classical Haida literature is every bit as various and fine. It extends from tiny jewels crafted by master songmakers to elaborate mythic cycles lasting many hours. The linguist and ethnographer John Swanton took dictation fr
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Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
CELBN
Dewey number
398.2089/9728
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
Index
index present
Language note
Includes some text in Haida
LC call number
E99.H2
LC item number
B74 2011eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Series statement
  • EBSCO eBooks
  • Masterworks of the classical Haida mythtellers
Series volume
1
Target audience
adult
A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world, Robert Bringhurst, (electronic resource)
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A story as sharp as a knife : the classical Haida mythtellers and their world, Robert Bringhurst, (electronic resource)
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file reproduced from original
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 501-526) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Prologue : reading what cannot be written -- Goose food -- Spoken music -- The one they hand along -- Wealth has big eyes -- Oral tradition and the individual talent -- The anthropologist and the dogfish -- Who's related to whom? -- The epic dream -- The shaping of the canon -- The flyting of Skaay and Xhyuu -- You are that too -- Sleek blue beings -- The iridescent silence of the trickster -- The last people in the world -- A knife that could open its mouth -- The historian of Ttanuu -- Chase what's gone -- A blue hole in the heart -- The prosody of meaning -- Shellheap of the spirit-beings -- 1 November 1908 -- How the town mother's wife became the widow of her husband's sister's sons -- Political afterword -- Appendix 1 : Spelling, pronounciatio and Native American typography -- Appendix 2 : Haida geograpy and village names -- Appendix 3 : The structure of Skaay's Raven Travelling
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ocn776812916
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Edition
Second edition.
Extent
1 online resource (541 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781553658900
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portrait, digital file.
Specific material designation
remote
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  • (Sirsi) ebs776812916
  • (Sirsi) ebs776812916
  • (CaAE) ebs776812916
  • (OCoLC)776812916

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