Sunday, September 20, 2009

Nine Visits to the Mythworld

"Nine Visits to the Mythworld" is the second book of Robert Bringhurst's three volumes of translations of mythtellers of the Haida people. Bringhurst manages to avoid the "Once upon a time" sameness of many collections by translating, not retelling, the tales. "Nine Visits" focuses on the mythteller Ghandl of the Qayahl Llaanas. Personal favorites include "The Way the Weather Chose to be Born" and "Spirit Being Living in the Little Finger."

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