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Swann, Brian

Overview
Works: 85 works in 287 publications in 2 languages and 22,471 library holdings
Genres: Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography  Juvenile works  Drama  Folklore  Music 
Roles: Author, Translator, Editor, Other, Contributor, Adapter
Classifications: PS3569.W256, 897
Publication Timeline
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Most widely held works about Brian Swann
 
Most widely held works by Brian Swann
Coming to light : contemporary translations of the native literatures of North America( Book )

20 editions published between 1994 and 1996 in English and held by 1,592 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

New translations of some 50 Native American stories. The subjects include the Monster Slayer of the Navajo, the Fox of the Atsugewi, Nanabush of the Ojibwe, and Coyote, the trickster, of the Kalapuya
A basket full of white eggs : riddle poems by Brian Swann( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 1,060 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Fifteen brief poems, with folk sources in a variety of countries, present riddles to solve which can be answered in the illustrations
I tell you now : autobiographical essays by native American writers by Brian Swann( Book )

24 editions published between 1987 and 2005 in English and held by 1,036 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Contains primary source material
Collected poems by Primo Levi( Book )

7 editions published between 1988 and 1992 in English and Undetermined and held by 835 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Smoothing the ground : essays on native American oral literature( Book )

13 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and held by 825 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Recovering the word : essays on native American literature( Book )

11 editions published between 1987 and 1996 in English and held by 773 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Phoenician women by Euripides( Book )

6 editions published between 1981 and 1992 in English and Greek, Ancient and held by 677 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Voices from four directions : contemporary translations of the Native literatures of North America by Brian Swann( Book )

8 editions published in 2004 in English and Undetermined and held by 668 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Publisher description: Storytelling and singing continue to be a vital part of community life for Native peoples today. Voices from Four Directions gathers stories and songs from thirty-one Native groups in North America -- including the Inupiaqs in the frigid North, the Lushootseeds along the forested coastline of the far West, the Catawbas in the humid South, and the Maliseets of the rugged woods of the East. Vivid stories of cosmological origins and transformation, historical events remembered and retold, as well as legendary fables can be found in these pages. Well-known Trickster figures like Raven, Rabbit, and Coyote figure prominently in several tales as do heroes of local fame such as Tom Laporte of the Maliseets. The stories and songs entertain, instruct, and recall rich legacies as well as obligations. Many are retellings and reinventions of classic narratives, while others are more recent creations. Award-winning poet and critic Brian Swann has gathered some of the richest and most diverse literatures of Native North America and provides an introduction to the volume. In addition, each story is introduced and newly translated
Wearing the morning star : Native American song-poems by Brian Swann( Book )

8 editions published between 1996 and 2005 in English and held by 657 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Some have themes that are very familiar; others illuminate the complexities and differences of the native cultures. There are songs of derision and threat, ribald songs, hunting chants, and a song sung by an Inuit about the first airplane he ever saw
On the translation of Native American literatures( Book )

8 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 653 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Though the oldest poetry of the Americas may have been composed before Caedmon's "Hymn" (ca. 680), the earliest known English poem, the languages and literatures of Native American peoples have only recently begun to receive the critical attention they demand. In this book, twenty-three scholars in linguistics, folklore, English, and anthropology--among them Dennis Tedlock, John Bierhorst, Dell Hymes, Judith Berman, Miguel Leon-Portilla, and Louise M. Burkhart--provide a working introduction to the history, methods, and problems of translating Native American literatures. Reviewing early translations, the contributors discuss the difficulties in working with oral literature and a vast diversity of languages. Other essays analyze translations of North, Central, and South American songs and stories, from Boas's Kwakw'ala texts to Papago legalese and modern Yucatec-Maya oral literature. Approaching Native American literatures from a perspective both practical and theoretical, this collection seeks to find the meeting point between literature and the social sciences
Song of the sky : versions of Native American song-poems by Brian Swann( Book )

14 editions published between 1983 and 1994 in English and held by 620 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Advertising for Brian Swann's "Book of the sky" with background information on the advertised edition, including reviews
Here first : autobiographical essays by Native American writers( Book )

8 editions published between 1998 and 2000 in English and held by 560 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twenty-seven Native American writers describe their lives in relation to their art and to their families in a collection demonstrating the importance of storytelling in their heritage and the complexity of their experience
Touching the distance : Native American riddle-poems by Brian Swann( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 487 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A collection of brief poems, most only a single line, adapted from the riddles of various Native American tribes. The illustrations reveal the answers to the riddles
The dawn is always new : selected poetry of Rocco Scotellaro by Rocco Scotellaro( Book )

7 editions published between 1980 and 2014 in English and Undetermined and held by 300 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selected poems of Tudor Arghezi by Tudor Arghezi( Book )

7 editions published in 1976 in English and held by 294 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sky loom : Native American myth, story, and song by Brian Swann( Book )

7 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 284 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Born in the blood : on Native American translation by Brian Swann( Book )

7 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 135 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

An anthology of essays on the translation of Native American languages and literatures by top scholars in the field
In late light : poems by Brian Swann( Book )

6 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 92 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Algonquian spirit : contemporary translations of the Algonquian literatures of North America by Brian Swann( Book )

9 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in English and Undetermined and held by 11 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

When Europeans first arrived on this continent, Algonquian languages were spoken from the northeastern seaboard through the Great Lakes region, across much of Canada, and even in scattered communities of the American West. The rich and varied oral tradition of this Native language family, one of the farthest-flung in North America, comes brilliantly to life in this remarkably broad sampling of Algonquian songs and stories from across the centuries. Ranging from the speech of an early unknown Algonquian to the famous Walam Olum hoax, from retranslations of "classic" stories to texts appearing here for the first time, these are tales written or told by Native storytellers, today as in the past, as well as oratory, oral history, and songs sung to this day
Collected poems of Lucio Piccolo by Brian Swann( )

2 editions published between 1972 and 2015 in English and held by 0 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Coming to light : contemporary translations of the native literatures of North America
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스완, 브라이언

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I tell you now : autobiographical essays by native American writersCollected poemsThe Phoenician womenVoices from four directions : contemporary translations of the Native literatures of North AmericaWearing the morning star : Native American song-poemsOn the translation of Native American literaturesSong of the sky : versions of Native American song-poemsHere first : autobiographical essays by Native American writers