The Primal Mind. Vision and Reality in Indian America
NY, Harper & Row, (1981). A discourse on the characteristics and components of an Indian aesthetic and perspective, which attempts to also define the differences between the "Western" world view and that of "primitive" cultures, particularly Native American. A PBS documentary series was launched based on the ideas put forth in this book. Inscribed by the author: "For Hank [i.e., Henry Kurth]/ with much affection & loving friendship/ Jamake." A good association copy albeit, like all of the author’s self-representations as Native American, ethically dubious in retrospect. Recipient's name under front flap. Near fine in a near fine dust jacket. [#026340] $125
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