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Dont Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New Christine Thomas

Dont Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New

Christine Thomas

Published
ISBN : 9781935690146
Paperback
172 pages
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In Dont Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New, editor Christine Thomas has collected 17 tales of old Hawaii, lovingly re-imagined and retold for the 21st century. Old meets new in this one-of-a-kind anthology, as Hawaiis best writers--Maxine HongMoreIn Dont Look Back: Hawaiian Myths Made New, editor Christine Thomas has collected 17 tales of old Hawaii, lovingly re-imagined and retold for the 21st century. Old meets new in this one-of-a-kind anthology, as Hawaiis best writers--Maxine Hong Kingston, W.S. Merwin, Victoria Kneubuhl, Alan Brennert, the late Ian MacMillan and more--present favorite myths and legends in contemporary settings. Myths ultimately serve to instruct and inspire, Thomas notes in her introduction to the book. They educate- they counsel. They provide palpable and relevant lessons for modern lives, whether in recognizing true love, gathering strength to abandon a route headed for destruction, garnering self-confidence, or avoiding and escaping domestic violence. With a foreword by noted Hawaiian language scholar Dr. M. Puakea Nogelmeier, Dont Look Back explores myths both familiar and esoteric via literary genres ranging from straight-ahead literary fiction to romance to science fiction to poetry.