First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, "The Way to Rainy Mountain" has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of "The Way to Rainy Mountain" was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly ...
First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, "The Way to Rainy Mountain" has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of "The Way to Rainy Mountain" was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly true of the oral tradition, which exists in a dimension of timelessness. I was first told these stories by my father when I was a child. I do not know how long they had existed before I heard them. They seem to proceed from a place of origin as old as the earth. "The stories in "The Way to Rainy Mountain" are told in three voices. The first voice is the voice of my father, the ancestral voice, and the voice of the Kiowa oral tradition. The second is the voice of historical commentary. And the third is that of personal reminiscence, my own voice. There is a turning and returning of myth, history, and memoir throughout, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself."--from the new Preface
Very good in very good dust jacket. CT3-A 3rd printing hardcover book signed by Al Momaday (illustrator) in very good condition in very good dust jacket that is mylar protected. Dust jacket has price clipped, wrinkling and chipping on some edges and corners, tanning and light shelf wear. Book lightly cocked, light tanning and shelf wear. 9.5"x6.5", 88 pages. Satisfaction Guaranteed.
Al Momaday. Fine in Fine- jacket. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. 88 pages, illustrated by Al Momaday. This book "is a reflection in native art and literature of a particular historical migration. Three hundred years ago the Kiowa Indians began a journey from the headwaters of the Yellowstone River in what is now western Montana to their present home in the southern Plains. In the course of that migration a cultural and psychological revolution occurred." FINE HARDCOVER, FINE-DUST JACKET, dj. price is clipped. Review Copy paper is present.
Momaday, Al. Very good in fine dust jacket. Signed by author. V. lt. 1" tan stain to bottom edge, lt. tip/spine end wear, o/w VG to VG+; dj: bit of tip/spine wear, o/w NF. (ID: 6085) In protective Mylar. Momaday signed on title page
Signed by Author First printing, near fine in a fine dust jacket. Very slight spine slant to the book; faint erasure impression on front endpaper. The retelling of the Kiowa legend of migration and the acquisition of their warrior spirit. Illustrated by Al Momaday, the author's father. Signed on the title page by the author.
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