The Wishing Bone Cycle
Santa Barbara, Ross-Erikson, (1982). First thus, second edition, but first expanded edition of this collection of Swampy Cree Indian narrative poems, purportedly translated by Norman: an analysis in the International Journal of American Linguistics, however, concluded rather that it was a "creative work of its purported translator, based on authentic sources." Inscribed by Norman to Peter [Matthiessen] and family. Laid in is an autograph letter signed that begins, "I can't believe they spelled your name wrong on the back cover!" There is, in fact, a Matthiessen blurb on the rear cover, with the misspelling "Mattheissen." Near fine in wrappers. [#032507] SOLD

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