Dream Drawings: Configurations of a Timeless Kind


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Harper Perennial
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6.09 X 9.01 X 0.31 inches | 0.4 pounds

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About the Author

N. Scott Momaday won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1969 for his novel House Made of Dawn. Several of his books are available from UNM Press, including The Way to Rainy Mountain. He lives in Santa Fe.


"The 100 poems and short sketches . . . are as simple and complex as our collective existence. . . . Each is a small gem, a glass seed that is part of the pattern on a piece of Native beadwork: By itself it has its own character and texture, its own beauty and completeness. Woven or sewn into the pattern created by the artist, the individual beads together anchor the art and become the design that tells the larger story." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune

"The iconic Kiowa writer. . . [draws] deeply from dreams, fantasies, personal remembrance, and the wellspring of Native American spirituality to dissolve distinctions between the real and the surreal. . . . Bite-size snacks for the metaphysical appetite." -- Kirkus

"Add another entry of mystical lyrics to the still-expanding oeuvre of prolific Kiowa folklorist, novelist, and illustrator Momaday. . . . The book's long view and even pace bring out the best insights of this octogenarian's flourishing career." -- Booklist

"Momaday's poems are rich with description, lush with dreaming, and filled with magic. Essential for Indigenous collections and highly recommended for poetry lovers generally." -- Library Journal (starred review)

"A collection that celebrates language, invention, humanity, and the natural world." -- Publishers Weekly

"We couldn't imagine a better soundtrack for a thoughtful weekend walk down whatever dream-like springtime trails you might have at hand." -- Paste Magazine (on the audiobook of Dream Drawings)

"In many ways, to read Momaday is to read the land. It is to encounter the earth alive with wind and sunlight, with plants and animals, and to know all of it--each aspect of the world--by name. It is also to renew a reverence for beauty and a feeling of hope." -- Stanford Magazine