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Din Bahane': The Navajo Creation Story

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This is the most complete version of the Navajo creation story to appear in English since the publication of Washington Matthew's 'Navaho Legends' in 1897. Paul G Zolbrod's new translation attempts to render the power and delicacy of the oral storytelling performance on the page. His use of a poetic English idiom appropriate to the Navajo oral tradition gives us a translation that retains the social and religious significance of the original stories. He has worked with archival materials including transcriptions of early twentieth century Navajo performances and has talked with Navajo elders who helped him to salvage portions of the creation story that might otherwise disappear.
Product Details

Author: Paul G. Zolbrod

Language: English


Binding: Paperback

Publisher: University of New Mexico Press

Release Date: 1987-12-01

Pages: 431

ISBN: 0826310435

ISBN13: 9780826310439