Artistry in Native American Myths

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This challenging study analyzes nearly forty superb stories, from mythic narratives predating Columbus to contemporary American Indian fiction, representing every traditional Native American culture area. Developing recent ethnopoetic scholarship and drawing on the critical ideas of Mikhail Bakhtin and Pierre Bourdieu, Karl Kroeber reveals how preconceptions deriving from our hypervisual, print-dominated culture distort our understanding of essential functions and forms of oral storytelling. Kroeber demonstrates that myths ...

Artistry in Native American Myths 1998, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803277854

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Artistry in Native American Myths 1998, University of Nebraska Press, Lincoln, NE

ISBN-13: 9780803227378

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