Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America

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Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America - Swann, Brian (Editor)

The vitality of the spoken word is essential to Native American cultures. Because of their dependence on oral performance, the stories, songs, legends, and ceremonies of a Native people often died with the last speaker of the language. Of the two hundred or so native languages in North America today, perhaps forty-five are spoken by over a ...

Coming to Light: Contemporary Translations of the Native Literatures of North America 1996, Vintage Books USA, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780679743583

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