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The Resource In the presence of the sun : stories and poems, N. Scott Momaday ; illustrations by N. Scott Momaday

In the presence of the sun : stories and poems, N. Scott Momaday ; illustrations by N. Scott Momaday

Label
In the presence of the sun : stories and poems
Title
In the presence of the sun
Title remainder
stories and poems
Statement of responsibility
N. Scott Momaday ; illustrations by N. Scott Momaday
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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
Cataloging source
BAY
Dewey number
813/.54
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
PS3563.O47
LC item number
I5 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Label
In the presence of the sun : stories and poems, N. Scott Momaday ; illustrations by N. Scott Momaday
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1992
Contents
Bear -- Buteo Regalis -- Comparatives -- Earth and I gave you turquoise -- Simile -- Plainview: 1 -- Plainview: 2 -- Plainview: 3 -- Plainview: 4 -- Fear of Bo-talee -- Horse that died of shame -- Delight song of Tsoai-talee -- Sun dance shield -- Headwaters -- Rainy mountain cemetery -- Angle of geese -- Gourd dancer -- New world -- Carriers of the dream wheel -- Stalker -- Colors of night -- North Dakota, north light -- Long shadows at Dulce -- Crows in a winter composition -- Anywhere is a street into the night -- Burning -- Wound -- Forms of the Earth at Abiquiu -- Gift -- Two figures -- Word on Billy the Kid -- Riding is an exercise of the mind -- Billy the Kid, his rocking horse, a lullaby -- Billy the boy at Silver City -- Henry McCarty witnesses his mother's marriage, 1 March 1873 -- Man in black -- He reckons geologic time according to his sign -- Prospector catches sight of him in the Dona Anas -- On the simple nature of his lust -- Girl at the doll house -- Billy's boast to an old blind woman at San Patricio -- He counts Anacita the weaver among his true loves -- Billy the Kid offers a kindness to an old man at Glorieta -- He encounters a player at words -- He would place a chair for sister Blandina -- Billy fixes a bully in his gaze -- Trees and evening sky -- He foretells disaster in a dream -- He enters upon the afternoon of his last day -- Billy the Kid, the departure of his soul, 14 July 1881 -- Wide empty landscape with a death in the foreground -- Two figures -- Story of a well-made shield -- Word on the plains shield -- Shattered sky shield -- Shield that came back -- Floating feathers shield -- Bote-talee's shield -- Sun dance shield -- Plainest of shields -- Shield of the time of the Bluebonnets -- Shield of which the less said the better -- Shield that died -- Walking bear's shield -- Shield of Pai-matone's brother -- Shield that was touched by Pretty Mouth -- Shield that was looked after by dogs -- Muddy horses shield -- Shield that was brought down from Tsoai -- Shield of two dreams -- Planned parenthood -- Death of beauty -- On futility -- On chastity -- Of ambition -- On the cause of a homely death -- Great Fillmore street buffalo drive -- Marina Green -- Nous avons vu la mer -- Fire at Thule -- Wreckage -- Old Guerre -- Hotel 1829 -- Concession -- Woman waiting on a porch -- Mogollon morning -- Prayer -- Four charms -- Rings of bone -- Scaffold bear -- If it could ascend -- My words do not hold -- Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919 -- Lawrence ranch -- December 29, 1890 -- Fort Sill -- At risk
Control code
29149040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xx, 143 p.
Isbn
9780312098308
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Phyllis S. Morgan, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-051). Signed by author. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)29149040
Label
In the presence of the sun : stories and poems, N. Scott Momaday ; illustrations by N. Scott Momaday
Publication
Note
Originally published: 1992
Contents
Bear -- Buteo Regalis -- Comparatives -- Earth and I gave you turquoise -- Simile -- Plainview: 1 -- Plainview: 2 -- Plainview: 3 -- Plainview: 4 -- Fear of Bo-talee -- Horse that died of shame -- Delight song of Tsoai-talee -- Sun dance shield -- Headwaters -- Rainy mountain cemetery -- Angle of geese -- Gourd dancer -- New world -- Carriers of the dream wheel -- Stalker -- Colors of night -- North Dakota, north light -- Long shadows at Dulce -- Crows in a winter composition -- Anywhere is a street into the night -- Burning -- Wound -- Forms of the Earth at Abiquiu -- Gift -- Two figures -- Word on Billy the Kid -- Riding is an exercise of the mind -- Billy the Kid, his rocking horse, a lullaby -- Billy the boy at Silver City -- Henry McCarty witnesses his mother's marriage, 1 March 1873 -- Man in black -- He reckons geologic time according to his sign -- Prospector catches sight of him in the Dona Anas -- On the simple nature of his lust -- Girl at the doll house -- Billy's boast to an old blind woman at San Patricio -- He counts Anacita the weaver among his true loves -- Billy the Kid offers a kindness to an old man at Glorieta -- He encounters a player at words -- He would place a chair for sister Blandina -- Billy fixes a bully in his gaze -- Trees and evening sky -- He foretells disaster in a dream -- He enters upon the afternoon of his last day -- Billy the Kid, the departure of his soul, 14 July 1881 -- Wide empty landscape with a death in the foreground -- Two figures -- Story of a well-made shield -- Word on the plains shield -- Shattered sky shield -- Shield that came back -- Floating feathers shield -- Bote-talee's shield -- Sun dance shield -- Plainest of shields -- Shield of the time of the Bluebonnets -- Shield of which the less said the better -- Shield that died -- Walking bear's shield -- Shield of Pai-matone's brother -- Shield that was touched by Pretty Mouth -- Shield that was looked after by dogs -- Muddy horses shield -- Shield that was brought down from Tsoai -- Shield of two dreams -- Planned parenthood -- Death of beauty -- On futility -- On chastity -- Of ambition -- On the cause of a homely death -- Great Fillmore street buffalo drive -- Marina Green -- Nous avons vu la mer -- Fire at Thule -- Wreckage -- Old Guerre -- Hotel 1829 -- Concession -- Woman waiting on a porch -- Mogollon morning -- Prayer -- Four charms -- Rings of bone -- Scaffold bear -- If it could ascend -- My words do not hold -- Carnegie, Oklahoma, 1919 -- Lawrence ranch -- December 29, 1890 -- Fort Sill -- At risk
Control code
29149040
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st pbk. ed.
Extent
xx, 143 p.
Isbn
9780312098308
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Note
Library's copy 1 (SW Writers): Gift of Phyllis S. Morgan, 2010 (Access. No. 2010-051). Signed by author. Paperbound.
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)29149040

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