Native American Songs and Poems: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

Native American Songs and Poems: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

By: Swann, Brian

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In this carefully chosen collection, encompassing traditional songs and contemporary Native American poetry, readers will find a treasury of lyrics verse composed by Seminole, Hopi, Navajo, Pima, Havasupai, Arapaho, Paiute, Nootka, and other Indian writers and poets.
Selections range from the beautiful, traditional Seminole "Song for Bringing a Child into the World" to the cynical, knowing "How to Write the Great American Indian Novel." Permeated by the Indian's deep awareness and appreciation of nature's beauty and rhythms, these poems deal with themes of tradition and continuity, the Indians' place in contemporary society, love, loss, memory, alienation, and many other topics.
Taken together, these poems offer an intimate, revealing record of the Native American response to the world, from time-honored chants and songs to the musings of urban Indian poets coming to grips with twentieth-century America.

Title: Native American Songs and Poems: An Anthology (Dover Thrift Editions)

Author Name: Swann, Brian

Categories: classics,

Publisher: Dover Publications:

ISBN Number: 0486294501

ISBN Number 13: 9780486294506

Binding: Trade Paperback

Book Condition: very good

lb: 2.10 lb

Seller ID: 9780486294506