In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems

Title

In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems

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Document Type

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Description

"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

Publication Date

1992

Publisher

St. Martin's Press

City

New York

State

NY

Award

2019 Richard C. Holbrooke Distinguished Achievement Award

Disciplines

Arts and Humanities | Creative Writing | Fiction | Poetry

In the Presence of the Sun: Stories and Poems

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