In the Presence of the Sun : Stories and Poems, 1961-1991

In the Presence of the Sun : Stories and Poems, 1961-1991

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"In the Presence of the Sun presents 30 years of selected works by [N. Scott] Momaday, the well-known Southwest Native American novelist. His unadorned poetry, which recounts fables and rituals of the Kiowa nation, conveys the deep sense of place of the Native American oral tradition. Here are dream-songs about animals (bear, bison, terrapin) and life away from urban alienation, an imagined re-creation based on Billy the Kid, prose poems about Plains Shields (and a fascinating discussion of their background), and new poems that utilize primary colors ('forms of the earth') to express instinctive continuities of a pre-Columbian vision."--Library Journal

"The strong, spare beauty of In the Presence of the Sun is compelling evidence that Scott Momaday is one of the most versatile and distinguished artists in America today."--Peter Matthiessen

". . . the images, the voices, the people are shadowy, elusive, burning with invention, like flames against a dark sky. For behind them is always the artist-author himself . . . a man with a sacred investiture. Strong medicine, strong art indeed."--The New York Times Book Review


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Details

Author(s)
N Scott Momaday
Format
Paperback | 169 pages
Dimensions
149.86 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 294.84g
Publication date
15 Jan 2010
Publisher
University of New Mexico Press
Publication City/Country
Albuquerque, NM, United States
Language
English
Illustrations note
60 line drawings
ISBN10
0826348165
ISBN13
9780826348166
Bestsellers rank
1,995,619