The Navajo Creation Story
Published by: University of New Mexico Press
448 Pages, 6.00 x 9.00 in
- 9780826310439 | December 1987
- 9780826325037 | December 1987 (Adobe Digital Editions)
This is the most complete version of the Navajo creation story to appear in English since Washington Matthews' Navajo Legends of 1847. Zolbrod's new translation renders the power and delicacy of the oral storytelling performance on the page through a poetic idiom appropriate to the Navajo oral tradition.
Zolbrod's book offers the general reader a vivid introduction to Navajo culture. For students of literature this book proposes a new way of looking at our literary heritage.