Surviving Through the Days (Paperback)

Translations of Native California Stories and Songs

By Herbert W. Luthin (Editor), Darryl Babe Wilson (Contributions by), Loren Bommelyn (Contributions by), Jean Perry (Contributions by), Julian Lang (Contributions by), William Bright (Contributions by), Victor Golla (Contributions by), Katherine Leonard Turner (Contributions by), Reitha B. Amen (Contributions by), Leanne Hinton (Contributions by), Dell Hymes (Contributions by), Alice Shepherd (Contributions by), Brian Bibby (Contributions by), William Shipley (Contributions by), Robert Oswalt (Contributions by), Greg Sarris (Contributions by), Catherine Callaghan (Contributions by), Geoffrey Gamble (Contributions by), Chrsitopher Loether (Contributions by), Kathryn Klar (Contributions by), Richard Applegate (Contributions by), Jane H. Hill (Contributions by), Kenneth C. Hill (Contributions by), Eric Elliott (Contributions by)

University of California Press, 9780520222700, 651pp.

Publication Date: June 26, 2002

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Description

This anthology of treasures from the oral literature of Native California, assembled by an editor admirably sensitive to language, culture, and history, will delight scholars and general readers alike. Herbert Luthin's generous selection of stories, anecdotes, myths, reminiscences, and songs is drawn from a wide sampling of California's many Native cultures, and although a few pieces are familiar classics, most are published here for the first time, in fresh literary translations. The translators, whether professional linguists or Native scholars and storytellers, are all acknowledged experts in their respective languages, and their introductions to each selection provide welcome cultural and biographical context. Augmenting and enhancing the book are Luthin's engaging, informative essays on topics that range from California's Native languages and oral-literary traditions to critical issues in performance, translation, and the history of California literary ethnography.


About the Author

Herbert W. Luthin is an Associate Professor in the English Department at Clarion University.