The Primal Mind. Vision and Reality in Indian America
NY, Harper & Row, (1981). Uncorrected proof copy. 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. Highwater's thesis is that one of the great thrusts of the contemporary era is toward a fusion of the mentality of "primal" peoples with that of Western civilization, giving rise to a new perspective that transcends them both. It is borne out, he says, in many specific ways, such as the trend toward a postmodern aesthetic that challenges old assumptions about what constitute valid experiences. Small stain on foredge of pages, otherwise a fine copy in wrappers. [#003867] $25
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