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Inuit Poems and Songs (Paperback)

Folk poetry of East Greenland

Hobbies & Lifestyle > Music P&S History > Humanities > Poetry

Imprint: International Polar Institute
Series: Adventures in New Lands
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9780996193825
Published: 21st September 2016
Casemate UK Academic



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“These poems erupted in the East Greenlanders heart–the human sea at the outer limit of the north–on Earth's most desolate and rugged shores. They were found in the living tradition of a small, recently discovered Eskimo people that I (Thalbitzer) had gone to study. For the first time I heard their language as it sounded on people's lips, as it must have sounded through many generations. I understood that this was part of the Inuit people’s ancient poetry, and these songs and poems deserved to be written down for greater humanity.” —from the introduction

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