Songs Are Thoughts by Maryclare Foa
Poems of the Inuit

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In beautifully stark poems, recorded in Canada and Greenland, the Inuit express directly and richly their feelings and experiences in the face of natural and cultural adversity.
 

About Maryclare Foa

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Neil Philip has edited more than a dozen anthologies and books for children, including The Penguin Book of English Folktales, A New Treasury of Poetry, The Adventures of Odysseus, The Illustrated Book of Myths, and Christmas Fairy Tales.
 
Published March 1, 1995 by Orchard Books (NY). 1 pages
Genres: Children's Books, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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In his informative preface to this extraordinary book of Inuit songs, folklorist Philip (The Arabian Nights) stresses the importance of sung poetry in the Inuit culture, explaining that ``the Inuit word anerca signifies both `breath' and `poetry.'"" He quotes the shaman poet Orpingalik: ``Songs a...

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