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eBook Spirit Wrestler (New Canadian Library) ePub

by James Houston

  • ISBN: 0771093241
  • Category: Contemporary
  • Subcategory: Literature
  • Author: James Houston
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: New Canadian Library (September 26, 1988)
  • ePub book: 1177 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1935 kb
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James Archibald Houston, OC, FRSA (June 12, 1921 – April 17, 2005) was a Canadian artist, designer, children's author and filmmaker who played an important role in the recognition of Inuit art and introduced printmaking to the Inuit

James Archibald Houston, OC, FRSA (June 12, 1921 – April 17, 2005) was a Canadian artist, designer, children's author and filmmaker who played an important role in the recognition of Inuit art and introduced printmaking to the Inuit. The Inuit named him "Saumik," which means "the left-handed one"

The New Canadian Library is a publishing imprint of the Canadian company McClelland and Stewart. The series aims to present classic works of Canadian literature in paperback.

The New Canadian Library is a publishing imprint of the Canadian company McClelland and Stewart. Each work published in the series includes a short essay by another notable Canadian writer, discussing the historical context and significance of the work. These essays were originally forewords, but after McClelland and Stewart's 1985 sale to Avie Bennett, the prefatory material was abandoned and replaced by afterwords.

Spirit Wrestler book . James Archibald Houston was a Canadian artist, designer, children's author and film-maker who played an important role in the recognition of Inuit art and introduced printmaking to the Inuit. Books by James Houston. Mor. rivia About Spirit Wrestler.

American Libraries Canadian Libraries Universal Library Community Texts Project Gutenberg Biodiversity Heritage . by. Houston, James . 1921-. New York : Harcourt Brace Jovanovich.

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In the black hours of a wintry night Inuit hunters fight their way through a storm to the camp of the administrator of Baffin Island. Their dog sled carries a dying man who clearly terrifies them. Revived by the officer, the man, Shoona, lives long enough to tell his story. An unwanted orphan in his youth, Shoona is taught to be a "spirit wrestler," a shaman capable of influencing the demons and spirits that control human destiny.

Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, c1980, 1982. New Canadian Library. Perhaps the greatest strength of Spirit Wrestler lies in its portrayal of the daily process of living, in its depiction of the beliefs and principles by which the Inuit live

Toronto, McClelland and Stewart, c1980, 1982. New Canadian Library Perhaps the greatest strength of Spirit Wrestler lies in its portrayal of the daily process of living, in its depiction of the beliefs and principles by which the Inuit live. Although most may think of the Arctic as a desolate wasteland, Houston provides us with both fascinating characters and subject matter and presents the whole package in an utterly readable style. Ruth Denyer, Toronto, ON. Home Titles Authors Media age/Grade Features. 1971-1979 1980-1985 1986-1990 1991-1995.

Find signed collectible books: 'Spirit Wrestler (New Canadian Library)'. Coauthors & Alternates. Anne-Marie Chapouton. Spirit Wrestler (New Canadian Library): ISBN 9780771093241 (978-0-771324-1) Softcover, New Canadian Library, 1988.

Stott, Jon . "James Archibald Houston". In The Canadian Encyclopedia. Houston illustrated his books as well as books by several other authors. His children's book Whiteout won the Max and Greta Ebel Memorial Award (1989), and Drifting Snow was nominated for the Governor General's Literary Award and the Silver Birch Award of the Ontario Library Association. Houston's children's books are of 3 types. His adult novels such as The White Dawn (1971), Spirit Wrestler (1980), Eagle Song (1983) and Running West (1989) depict the powerful emotions involved in confrontation between traditional Indigenous cultures and Europeans.

James Houston, a Canadian author-artist, served with the Toronto Scottish Regiment in World War II, 1940-45, then lived among the Inuit of the Canadian Arctic for twelve years as a Northern Service Officer, and the first Administrator of west Baffin Island, a territory of 65,000 square miles. Running West won the Canadian Authors Association Book of the Year Award, while his novel, "The Ice Master, also appeared in Spanish translation. 1 Titles in the New Canadian Library. Novels and short story collections.

In the black hours of a wintry night Inuit hunters fight their way through a storm to the camp of the administrator of Baffin Island. Their dog sled carries a dying man who clearly terrifies them. Revived by the officer, the man, Shoona, lives long enough to tell his story.An unwanted orphan in his youth, Shoona is taught to be a “spirit wrestler,” a shaman capable of influencing the demons and spirits that control human destiny. Revered at first for his magic, Shoona becomes a feared outcast when his enemies are overtaken by uncanny and fatal events. Then, out of pride, he steals the sacred amulets of the powerful sea goddess Sedna, and is confronted by a mysterious white man who is obsessed with Inuit lore, and who soon attracts Shoona’s wife.Compelling in narrative, rich in character and authentic background, Spirit Wrestler is a saga of the 1950s that illuminates the striking interplay of legend and reality. Long after its startling conclusion, this tale will live on hauntingly in the memory of readers.