A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance
Imagining MultilingualismBook - 2015
"Speaking one language, I submit, is like living in a house with one window only..."From his legendary birth in a snow bank in northwestern Manitoba, through his metamorphosis to citizen-artist of the world, playwright, pianist, polyglot, storyteller, and irreverent disciple of the Trickster, Tomson Highway rides roughshod through the languages and communities that have shaped him. Cree, Dene, Latin, French, English, Spanish, and the universal language of music have opened windows and widened horizons in Highway's life. Readers who can hang on tight--Highway fans, culture mavens, cunning linguists, and fellow tricksters--will experience the profundity of Highway's humour, for as he says, "In Cree, you will laugh until you weep."
Publisher: Edmonton : University of Alberta Press : Canadian Literature Centre = Centre de littérature canadienne , ©2015.
Characteristics: xv, 37 pages :,illustrations ;,23 cm.