From the Glittering World: A Navajo Story
by Irvin Morris
The Diné, or Navajo, creation story says there were four worlds before this, the Glittering World. For the present-day Diné this is a world of glittering technology and influences from outside the sacred land entrusted to them by the Holy People. From the Glittering World conveys in vivid language how a contemporary Diné writer experiences this world as a mingling of the p...more
Paperback, 272 pages
Published February 15th 2000 by University of Oklahoma Press
(first published 1997)
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I heard Mr. Morris speak at the University of Montana and had him autograph my copy of his book. He was a very humble and engaging man. It seemed like he had even surprised himself by writing this book. He writes his story and the story of the Navajo creation with such emotion yet with stripped-down prose, much like Hemmingway.