From the Glittering World: a Navajo story by Irvin Morris

By Irvin Morris

The Din?, or Navajo, construction tale says there have been 4 worlds ahead of this, the Glittering international. For the present-day Din? this can be a global of glittering know-how and affects from outdoors the sacred land entrusted to them through the Holy humans. From the Glittering international conveys in bright language how a latest Din? author reviews this international as a mingling of the profoundly conventional with the occasionally jarringly, occasionally alluringly new."Throughout the ebook, Morris’s command of a crisp unpretentious prose is so much impressive…His kind is so low-key that he hardly ever appears attempting to be ’artistic,’ but the cumulative impression of those items is kind of robust. For Morris’s attractive descriptions of the distant Navajo reservation this e-book merits to be at the shelf of an individual monitoring the literature of the Southwest."-Western American Literature"Beginning with the Navajo production tale and finishing with the summation of every little thing in among, Morris exhibits an immense agility in leaping from fact to fantasy, from now to then, and from what's to what may need been."-The Sunday Oklahoman"In From the Glittering global, Irvin Morris has woven a wondrous and infrequently terrifying weave of reports headquartered within the Navajo adventure. . . . Irvin Morris’ robust type, his vibrant imagery, his deft dealing with of complicated constructions, and his deep wisdom of Navajo culture mix to provide a piece as strong and enduring as Leslie Marmon Silko’s Storyteller and N. Scott Momaday’s The Names. With From the Glittering global, Irvin Morris has joined the ranks of significant modern authors."-Telluride Times-Journal

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54dc20 96-31861 CIP From the Glittering World: A Navajo Story is Volume 22 in the American Indian Literature and Critical Studies Series. On the jacket front: Creation Portal by Tony Abeyta. Oil on canvas, 50 × 70 inches. Text design by Debora Hackworth. The paper in this book meets the guidelines for permanence and durability of the Committee on Production Guidelines for Book Longevity of the Council on Library Resources, Inc. Copyright © 1997 by the University of Oklahoma Press, Norman, Publishing Division of the University.

There they looked around and saw that the land was barren and flat. They did not see anyone living nearby. Scouts were sent out to see if there were others like themselves further out, but after two days they returned saying they could find no one. But then, one morning, a small group of blue beings appeared. The Nílch'i Dine'é saw that these blue beings were like themselveswith legs, feet, bodies, and wings like theirsand they realized that they could understand their language. The blue beings, who were Swallows, welcomed the newcomers and addressed them as kinsmen.

They cut brush and built new shelters and hunted. When they were hungry, the Nádleeh cooked for them. Across the river, the planted fields they had left behind were ripening. Soon the women harvested corn and other crops and made ready for the winter. Their harvest was abundant and they ate well. They pitied the men, who had to do without fresh corn, squash, and beans. In the evenings, they came down to the river and called to the men and taunted them. ''How are you getting along over there? " The men had brought seeds with them, but since it was so late in the season, they had not planted.

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