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by Bill Reid,Robert Bringhurst,Claude Levi-Strauss

  • ISBN: 1550544810
  • Category: Religious books
  • Author: Bill Reid,Robert Bringhurst,Claude Levi-Strauss
  • Subcategory: Other Religions Practices & Sacred Texts
  • Other formats: lrf rtf lrf mbr
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Douglas Mcintyre; 2nd Paper edition edition (November 21, 1996)
  • Pages: 112 pages
  • FB2 size: 1628 kb
  • EPUB size: 1971 kb
  • Rating: 4.5
  • Votes: 472
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From the Preface, by Claude Levi-Strauss: . .Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst retell the stories in a most readable manner . In The Raven Steal the Light, Haida artist Reid puts together drawings that go along with Haida myths and are mostly about Raven.

From the Preface, by Claude Levi-Strauss: .the Raven a deity of the type called in English a trickster, which the old French word decepteur matches to perfection. The fact that the Amerindians placed a deceitful, insolent, libidinous and often grotesque character with a penchant for scatology in the forefront of their pantheon sometimes surprises people. Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst retell the stories in a most readable manner, with a dash of humor, focusing on Raven, the trickster in this tradition.

Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst have brought their extensive knowledge of Haida culture to the selecting and retelling of some of these stories in a style that is both lyrical and dramatic. The Haida also have a long tradition in art, one which is distinct and sophisticated. Bill Reid continues this tradition through his beautiful and complex drawings which illustrate each story. The close relationship between man and animal is graphically illustrated - drama, mystery and humour are all represented.

Bringhurst's qualifications or integrity The Raven Steals the Light, with Bill Reid, 1984. Shovels, Shoes and the Slow Rotation of Letters, 1986.

Bringhurst's qualifications or integrity. it was not the Journal's intent to transmit erroneous perceptions of Prof Most academic discussion and recognition of Bringhurst's work in Haida has been positive. The Raven Steals the Light, with Bill Reid, 1984. The Black Canoe: Bill Reid and the Spirit of Haida Gwaii, with photographs by Ulli Steltzer, 1991.

By (author) Bill Reid, By (author) Robert Bringhurst, Foreword by Claude Levi-Strauss. Canadian Literature The drawings are impressive; the stories are engaging. Free delivery worldwide. But the real value of the book lies in the ability of Reid and Bringhurst to recreate the voice of the storyteller and in their ability to capture the sensual qualities of Haida oral literature. Folklore Two artists, in an unusual pairing of talens, have reshaped Haida myths into scenes of Haida prehistoric life that seem told by a modern-day reincarnation of Raven himself. Western Folklore show more.

Robert Bringhurst, Bill Reid. Place of Publication. Sociology & Anthropology: Professional. Foreword by. Claude Levi-Strauss.

Robert Bringhurst, one of Canada’s leading poets and book designers, worked and studied with Bill Reid throughout the 1980s. The fruits of this association include a much-loved book of stories, The Raven Steals the Light, as well as Bringhurst and Ulli Steltzer’s book The Black Canoe, a study of Reid’s masterly sculpture. He lives on Quadra Island, British Columbia.

The Raven Steals the Light. ISBN13: 9780295975245. More Books . ABOUT CHEGG.

Titles by Claude Levi-Strauss. illustrated by Bill Reid, Bill Reid, Robert Bringhurst, foreword by Claude Levi-Strauss. Feb 1996 - University of Washington Press. The Way of the Masks. Claude Levi-Strauss, translated by Sylvia Modelski. May 1988 - University of Washington Press.

Page 1/3 The Raven Steals the Light Haida tribal myth, as told by Bill Reid & Robert Bringhurst Before there was anything, before the great flood had covered the earth and receded.

Page 1/3 The Raven Steals the Light Haida tribal myth, as told by Bill Reid & Robert Bringhurst Before there was anything, before the great flood had covered the earth and receded, before the animals walked the earth or the trees covered the land or the birds flew between the trees, even before the fish and the whales and seals swam i. The reason for all this blackness has to do with the old man in the house by the river, who had a box which contained a box which contained a box which contained an infinite number of boxes each nestled in a box slightly larger than itself until finally there was a box so small all it could contain was all the light.

Bringhurst has also published many books of prose, including mediations on.With Bill Reid) The Raven Steals the Light, Douglas & McIntyre/University of Washington Press, 1984.

His books on Haida mythology and story-telling include The Raven Steals the Light (1984), A Story as Sharp as a Knife: The Classical Haida Mythtellers (1999), and Nine Visits to the Mythworld (2000), which was short-listed for the prestigious Griffin Poetry Prize. Bringhurst’s other awards include the Wytter Bynner Fellowship, awarded by US Poet Laureate .

An elegant reissue of a timeless collection of Haida myths, with a new preface by Claude Levi-Strauss.

Ten masterful, complex drawings by Bill Reid are accompanied by ten episodes from Haida mythology told by Bill Reid and Robert Bringhurst. The result brings Haida art and mythology alive as never before in an English-speaking world. The collection includes, says Reid, "a good selection of bestiality, adultery, violence, thievery and assault, for those who like that sort of thing."


Reviews about The Raven Steals the Light (7):
Not-the-Same
The Raven Steals the Light is a superb gem of a book that recounts and illustrates Haida myths. It is written by Bill Reid, a Haida who is an incredibly talented artist and story teller and Robert Bringhurst, an expert on Native American literature. The intro is by noted anthropologist Claude Levi-Strauss. I purchased it to help prepare me for a trip to Haida Gwaii (formerly known as British Columbia's Queen Charlotte Islands), home of the Haida people. These engaging stories, as many myths, are meant to be recounted orally. Reid's preface tells the reader that the myths are "a good selection of bestiality, adultery, violence, thievery and assault, for those who like that sort of thing." More than that, they are beautifully written and illustrated cultural gems that include Haida creation myths and other key cultural stories, but they are meant for adults and not for children.
Negal
I was really impressed with the richness of Bill Reid's writing. It is full of emotion, humor and detail! The writing feels ALIVE - not enshrouding long ago stories, but bringing them vividly to life!
Buzatus
There's much to be learned from prehistoric belief systems and this collection of stories is just that. The need to understand the natural world around us and our place in it along with explaining the existence of consciousness in us and whether in other creatures. Well told by a fine artist.
felt boot
I recently was in Haida Gwaii and heard stories from this book. A delightful experience to meet Haida people then read this book.
Gravelblade
Perhaps the best compilation of Haida oral traditions by famous carver Bill Reid with accompanying illustrations. These are stories written to be heard out loud.
Thorgahuginn
I purchased this book to read with my grandsons on a trip to Alaska. The first two stories explaining how stars and the moon came to the heavens and how lakes and creeks were created was exactly what I wanted. But...other stories about Raven are, in my opinion, too sexual for a younger audience.
Wenes
was for a college class enjoyed how the stories was told
Thought provoking! Excellent read!

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