Shaking the pumpkin: traditional poetry of the Indian North Americas

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A. van der Marck Editions, 1986 - Literary Criticism - 423 pages
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'This book represents a major effort to bring Amerindian poetry to the reader in such a way that the total poetry, the dance, the vowel changes, the pauses, the movement, the interaction between speaker and audience is made evident...' -John Demos, Library Journal

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User Review  - Courtney - Goodreads

An astonishing collection of Native American poetry. I might choose this book as my "desert island" pick. It certainly makes the list. My favorite section is devoted to "events". Here are some of the ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lucas Walker - Goodreads

For it time of publication, largely respectful of the traditions. The problem is, translation choices and commentaries leave a lot of holes and questions. Still, a very diverse collection of material. Read full review

Contents

A Poem in Seventeen Parts Seneca
4
A FIRST SERVICE
39
A Myth of the Human Universe Maya
69
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