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Being in Being

The Collected Works of Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay

Being in Being( )
Translator: Bringhurst, Robert
Author: Skaay,
ISBN:978-1-55054-971-3
Publisher:Douglas and McIntyre (2013) Ltd.
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:USD $29.95
Book Description:

Being in Being contains three masterpieces by legendary Haida mythteller Skaay of the Qquuna Qiighawaay. The shortest recounts the high points of the legend of his family. The longest, Raven Travelling, is the most complex version of the story of the Raven ever recorded on the Northwest Coast. The third is The Qquuna Cycle, the largest and most complex literary work in any Native Canadian language. It is a poem of epic length and one of the true master- pieces of North American...
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Book Details
Pages:400
Detailed Subjects: Social Science / Ethnic Studies / Native American Studies
Social Science / Folklore & Mythology
Poetry / Native American
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):6 x 9 x 0.87 Inches
Book Weight:1.188 Pounds
Author Biography
Skaay (Translator)
Robert Bringhurst was born October 16, 1946, in the ghetto of South Central Los Angeles and raised in the mountain and desert country of Alberta, Montana, Utah, Wyoming and British Columbia. He spent ten years as an undergraduate, studying physics, architecture and linguistics at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, philosophy and oriental languages at the University of Utah, and comparative literature at Indiana University, which gave him a Bachelor of Arts in 1973. He had published two books of poems before entering the writing program at the University of British Columbia, which awarded him an MFA in 1975.

From 1977 to 1980 he taught writing and English literature at UBC, and after that, made his living as a typographer. He has also been poet-in-residence and writer-in-residence at several universities in North America and Europe. His book, The Elements of Typographic Style is considered a standard text in its field, and Black Canoe is one of the classics in the field of Native American art history. He received the Macmillan Prize for Poetry in 1975.

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