Haina ia mai ana ka puana. This familiar refrain, sometimes translated Let the echo of our song be heard, appears among the closing lines in many nineteenth-century chants and poems. From earliest times, the chanting of poetry served the Hawaiians as a form of ritual celebration of the things they cherished--the beauty of their islands, the abundance of wild creatures that inhabited their sea and air, the majesty of their rulers, and the prowess of their gods. Commoners as well as highborn chiefs and poet-priests shared in the creation of the chants. These haku mele, or composers, the commoners especially, wove living threads from their own histoic circumstances and everyday experiences into the ongoing oral tradition, as handed down from expert to pupil, or from elder to descendant, generation after generation. This anthology embraces a wide variety of compositions: it ranges from song-poems of the Pele and Hiiaka cycle and the pre-Christian Shark Hula for Ka-lani-opuu to postmissionary chants and gospel hymns. These later selections date from the reign of Ka-mehameha III (1825-1854) to that of Queen Liliu-o-ka-lani (1891-1893) and comprise the major portion of the book. They include, along with heroic chants celebrating nineteenth-century Hawaiian monarchs, a number of works composed by commoners for commoners, such as Bill the Ice Skater, Mr. Thurston's Water-Drinking Brigade, and The Song of the Chanter Kaehu. Kaehu was a distinguished leper-poet who ended his days at the settlement-hospital on Molokai.
Chants and Poems of the Hawaiians
Author: Mary Kawena Pukui,Alfons L. Korn
Publisher: University of Hawaii Press
The dramatic history of America's tropical paradise The history of Hawaii may be said to be the story of arrivals—from the eruption of volcanoes on the ocean floor 18,000 feet below, the first hardy seeds that over millennia found their way to the islands, and the confused birds blown from their migratory routes, to the early Polynesian adventurers who sailed across the Pacific in double canoes, the Spanish galleons en route to the Philippines, and the British navigators in search of a Northwest Passage, soon followed by pious Protestant missionaries, shipwrecked sailors, and rowdy Irish poachers escaped from Botany Bay—all wanderers washed ashore, sometimes by accident. This is true of many cultures, but in Hawaii, no one seems to have left. And in Hawaii, a set of myths accompanied each of these migrants—legends that shape our understanding of this mysterious place. In Paradise of the Pacific, Susanna Moore, the award-winning author of In the Cut and The Life of Objects, pieces together the elusive, dramatic story of late-eighteenth-century Hawaii—its kings and queens, gods and goddesses, missionaries, migrants, and explorers—a not-so-distant time of abrupt transition, in which an isolated pagan world of human sacrifice and strict taboo, without a currency or a written language, was confronted with the equally ritualized world of capitalism, Western education, and Christian values.
Author: Susanna Moore
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Superb selection of 14 spine-tingling stories by author of Dracula. "The Dualists" (probably Stoker's most horrifying story), "The Squaw," "The Burial of the Rats," 11 more. Introduction by Richard Dalby.
Author: Bram Stoker
Publisher: Courier Corporation
Author: James Hogg,Florence Marryat
Category: English literature
Author: Pukui Kawena, Mary,E. W. Haertig,Catharine A. Lee
Publisher: Islander Group Incorporated
Category: Social Science
An overview of homosexual themed poetry in America, from early pre-colonial times to the end of World War II features works by Hart Crane, Christopher Isherwood, Walt Whitman, Mercedes De Acosta, Emily Dickinson, Djuna Barnes, Sara Teasdale, John Erskine, Marsden Hartley, and many others. Simultaneous.
Queer Poetry in America to the End of World War II
Author: Jim Elledge
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Category: Literary Criticism
A book about Taylor. Made with love. By fans. For fans. “Delightful...A rich and exhaustive production...Swifties have gotten their bible.” —The New Yorker Ten years ago, an unknown sixteen-year-old released a self-titled debut country album. A decade later, Taylor Swift has reached record-breaking, chart-topping heights. A ten-time Grammy winner, Swift has been hailed for her songwriting talent, crossed effortlessly from country to pop, and established herself as a musician who can surprise, delight, and inspire, all while connecting with her fans in a way that only she can. Amazingly, after all these years, there is no great, comprehensive book about Swift for her fans. Until now. This book, a fan-generated celebration of Swift’s first decade as an artist, collects the best writing and images from the past ten years in one gorgeous volume. From prefame interviews with Swift in local Pennsylvania newspapers to major profiles in The New Yorker and Rolling Stone; from album reviews by top critics such as Robert Christgau, Sasha Frere-Jones, and Ann Powers to essays by beloved novelists like Maggie Shipstead; from Tavi Gevinson’s classic ode to Swift in The Believer to Q&As with Chuck Klosterman and humorous analysis from McSweeney’s and The Hairpin; from album-themed crossword puzzles and adult coloring pages to profiles of Taylor’s biggest fans; from an excerpt of the soon-to-be-published novel Taylor Swift: Girl Detective to a “book within a book” of Swift’s most inspiring quotations titled (naturally) The Tao of Tay, this book is the vital collection of all things Taylor. Here, finally, is the must-have book for every Swiftie and every music lover. For, as Klosterman wrote in GQ, “If you don’t take Swift seriously, you don’t take contemporary music seriously.” * This book is a tribute to Taylor Swift, but she was not involved in its creation. *
This Is Our Song
Author: Tyler Conroy
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
Category: Universities and colleges
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Author: Arthur Grove Day
Publisher: Univ of Hawaii Pr
Category: Literary Criticism
Author: Edward Jewitt Wheeler,Isaac Kaufman Funk,William Seaver Woods
The acclaimed novelist and author of Sleeping Beauties returns to her native Hawaii to offer an evocative celebration of the myth, culture, landscape, and music of Kauai as it reveals the rich Polynesians traditions that have shaped the modern island state.
The Myth of Hawaii
Author: Susanna Moore
Publisher: National Geographic Society
From Lexington and Gettysburg to Normandy and Iraq, wars have defined the United States. But after the guns fall silent, the army searches the lessons of past conflicts, developing the strategies, weapons, doctrines, and commanders that it hopes will guarantee future victory. Linn surveys the past assumptions--and errors--that underlie the army's many visions of warfare up to the present day.
Author: Brian McAllister Linn
Publisher: Harvard University Press
A collection of short prayers from major religions--Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism, Buddhism, and Islam--along with tribal chants, folk rhymes, and poems of praise and devotion.
A Book of Prayers and Praise
Author: Neil Philip,Isabelle Brent
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction