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256 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. BASQUE CULTURE. Speaking Through the Aspens analyzes the content of thousands of arboglyphs in the mountains of Nevada and California by topic&emdash; language, politics, the Basque homeland, the sheepherd's life, sex, and pictorial themes. In addition, author Mallea-Olaetxe has examined such sheepherder artifacts as sheep camps and bread ovens, conducted extensive interviews with former herders and sheep company personnel, and undertaken research in immigration and other records. The result is a highly original work of history&emdash; a detailed account of the lives of Basque sheepherders in the American West. For the first time, these men who contributed so much to the development of the region, many of whom went on to establish the West's thriving Basque community, speak for themselves about their experiences. Enhanced by numerous illustrations, this book is history at its most engrossing, essential reading for scholars and anyone curious about the arboglyph phenomenon. Joxe Mallea is a Basque Researcher at the Center for Basque Studies at the University of Nevada, Reno. His full curriculum vitae can be found here. "The carvings on the trees are the library of the forest. I have been reading in that library for years, trying to understand some of its meaning. We know about those who left other written records or more public careers. This book may be as close as we can get to an invitation to sit at a sheepherder's fire decades ago, or to follow him through the aspens with his flocks. J. Mallea-Olaetxe has produced an encyclopedic work on the carvings, answering many questions about Basque people in the mountain west. I will reevaluate my own work in light of his." &emdash; James Snyder "Speaking Through the Aspens is nothing less than the definitive study of Basque aspen art in the American West." &emdash; Michael Claytor "Previous publications of aspen carvings have been written by non-Basque individuals. Mallea-Olaetxe, as a Basque immigrant, offers a unique perspective of the literal and substantive interpretation of this type of art and inscription." &emdash; Society for California Archaeology Newsletter, March 2001 "Speaking Through The Aspens is a seminal work of original scholarship."-The Midwest Book Review "...this book is history at its most engrossing, essential reading for scholars and anyone curious about the arboglyph phenomenon."-Sierra Heritage Magaine (Key Words: J. Mallea-Olaetxe, Basque Sheepherders In The American West, Basque People In The American Mountain West, Basque Tree Carvings In California And Nevada, Basque Aspen Art In The American West, The Arboglyph Phenomenon).
Very good in very good dust jacket. Text is clean, tight and unblemished. Like new. Sewn binding. Paper over boards. With dust jacket. 237 p. Contains: Illustrations. Basque (Hardcover). Audience: General/trade.
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