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Nine Visits to the Mythworld

Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas

Nine Visits to the Mythworld( )
Translator: Bringhurst, Robert
Series title:Masterworks of the Classical Haida Mythtellers
ISBN:978-0-8032-1316-6
Publication Date:Nov 2000
Publisher:University of Nebraska Press
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $35.00
Book Description:

The nine stories contained in this volume are the finest offerings from one of the last of the traditional Haida storytellers, Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas. Ghandl was born in 1851 in a small Haida island community off the coast of British Columbia. His world was devastated by waves of European diseases, which wiped out over ninety percent of the Haidas and robbed him of his sight. He became a skilled listener, taking in the myths, legends, and everyday stories of his people....
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Book Details
Pages:223
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 0.83 Inches
Book Weight:1 Pounds
Author Biography
(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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