Coyote Reader / Edition 1

Coyote Reader / Edition 1

by William Bright
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0520080629

ISBN-13: 2900520080620

Pub. Date: 03/10/1993

Publisher: University of California Press

This magical collection of stories and poems reflects the continuing popularity of Coyote as a central figure in American mythology. Through multiple roles that range from divine archetype and culture hero to glutton, thief, lecher, and outlaw Coyote ultimtely symbolizes the imagination, independence, and will to survive of the human spirit.

Anthropological

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This magical collection of stories and poems reflects the continuing popularity of Coyote as a central figure in American mythology. Through multiple roles that range from divine archetype and culture hero to glutton, thief, lecher, and outlaw Coyote ultimtely symbolizes the imagination, independence, and will to survive of the human spirit.

Anthropological linguist William Bright brings together delightfully diverse portrayals of Coyote from traditional Native American tales and from modern American writing. Because the narratives from from an oral tradition, Bright discusses the various approaches to rendering them in print, from the strictly linguistic, word-by-word versions of the Bureau of Ethnology reports to the "neopoetic" versions of contemporary poets.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2900520080620
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
03/10/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
202

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