First published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, "The Way to Rainy Mountain" has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of "The Way to Rainy Mountain" was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly ...Read MoreFirst published in paperback by UNM Press in 1976, "The Way to Rainy Mountain" has sold over 200,000 copies. "The paperback edition of "The Way to Rainy Mountain" was first published twenty-five years ago. One should not be surprised, I suppose, that it has remained vital, and immediate, for that is the nature of story. And this is particularly true of the oral tradition, which exists in a dimension of timelessness. I was first told these stories by my father when I was a child. I do not know how long they had existed before I heard them. They seem to proceed from a place of origin as old as the earth. "The stories in "The Way to Rainy Mountain" are told in three voices. The first voice is the voice of my father, the ancestral voice, and the voice of the Kiowa oral tradition. The second is the voice of historical commentary. And the third is that of personal reminiscence, my own voice. There is a turning and returning of myth, history, and memoir throughout, a narrative wheel that is as sacred as language itself."--from the new PrefaceRead Less
Fair. Good copy for reading, may have heavy page wear with writing textual notes highlighting or be an heavily used ex library copy with library markings, stickers or stamps. Dust jacket or accessories may not be included.
Momaday, al. Near Fine. No DJ Issued. 8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. A handsome paperback soft bound in publisher'sglosst, illustrated stiff paper covers. 89 numbered pages. Illustrated. Book has no wear. Nice clean copy.
Fair. Book. 8vo-over 7¾-9¾" tall. 1998 14th printing of 1976 1st p/b edn. Would be VG except someone has thrown a fountain pen at the bottom edge resulting in ink splashes all along. Minuscule if any damage to pages though. Light handling wear. Cover may differ: this one white with 3 brown designs. Posting from UK within 1 business day of order receipt.
Momaday, Al. Very Good+ No Jacket. Sm4to from 9" to 11" 89 pp, glossy wht SC wraps w/color illustrated front panel. The booklet retells the Kowa myths that the author learned from his grandmother, the author speculates on the actual history they may symbolize and he describes the Indian life he knew as a child.
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