Sunday, July 6, 2014

First Review

Thanks to a referral from my friend Karen Workman, I just received a copy of the first scholarly journal review of The Blind Man and the Loon. It comes from the hand of the well-known Tlingit folklorist and former Alaska Poet Laureate, Richard Dauenhauer. Dauenhauer calls it "an excellent book. . .well gounded in folklore methods and scholarship. It is certainly the definitive study on this folktale and a model for similar studies." The full review can be found in Alaska History Vol. 29 No. 1, Spring 1914, p. 53. Alaska History is published by The Alaska Historical Society. I was sorry to hear of Dick's death on August 19, 2014.  He really did a lot.