In the Presence of the Sun

In the Presence of the Sun

Stories and Poems, 1961-1991

Book - 1992
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Baker & Taylor
A collection of stories, poems, and drawings reflect the career of one of America's most distinctive storytellers, whose literary oeuvre both celebrates and mourns the lost world of great native American legends and myths.

Blackwell North Amer
In the Presence of the sun is a celebration of extraordinary works of extraordinary range. It is informed with wonder and delight, sorrow and joy, the evanescence of seasons and the persistence of the human spirit. It is a concentration of riches, a distillation of thirty years in which the creative impulse is defined, refined, and sustained. Here are the best expressions of a man who is intensely alive to the world and whose vision reaches to the horizon and beyond. Scott Momaday inhabits the element of language easily. He is at home there. He is a man made of words.
A glorious testament to our Native American past, this book features over seventy poems, sixteen new stories about the great tribal shields that delve into the deeper meaning of legend, love and loss, as well as an entire section devoted to Billy the Kid.
The words, poems, and stories are enhanced by Momaday's complementary images. His drawings are in turn fine, bold, provocative, and moving. Momaday's eye is penetrating, truly interpretive. His vision is original. He enables us to see in a way we have not seen before.
Scott Momaday calls upon his Kiowa background to give us echoes of ancient oral tradition. His use of traditional English poetic forms is both fluent and exact. His voice is ancestral and contemporary, profoundly American and genuinely universal. Here, at his best, is one of the truly distinguished poets, storytellers, and artists of our time.

Baker
& Taylor

Stories and poems, highlighted by drawings, reflect the world of Native American legends and myths

Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1992
ISBN: 9780312085063
0312085060
9780312082222
0312082223
Branch Call Number: 818 MOMAD
Characteristics: xx, 143 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm

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