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When both people and
animals lived on earth,
A person could become
an animal if he wanted to.
– Magic Words

 


Paperback: $8.95
978-0-9832904-7-6 Amazon BN

 

Hardcover: $15.95
978-0-9832904-6-9 Amazon

BN

Translation by:
Edward Field
Illustrator:
Mike Blanc

All Ages
24 Pages

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Magic Words: From the Ancient Oral Tradition of the Inuit is a modern translation (1965) of a very old Inuit creation story by nationally known poet Edward Field. As a poem it captures beautifully the intimate relationship this Arctic people have with their natural world.

Magic Words describes a world where humans and animals share bodies and languages, where the world of the imagination mixes easily with the physical. It began as a story that told how the Inuit people came to be and became a legend passed from generation to generation. In translation it grew from myth to poem. The text comes from expedition notes recorded by Danish explorer Knud Rasmussen in 1921. Edward Field got a copy from the Harvard Library and translated it into English.

 

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