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Gerald Hausman

geraldhausman.jpg Gerald Hausman, folklorist and author, has edited numerous anthologies including Tunkashila which The New York Times called “An eloquent tribute to the first great storytellers of America.” Gerald's awards include those from the American Folklore Society, Children’s Protective Services, Bank Street College of Education, the National Council of Social Studies, and the International Reading Association. He has spoken at The Kennedy Center, Fordham University and on National Public Radio. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

Praise for Gerald Hausman

“I have known Gerry since our early days in college and I have seen him mature into a prolific writer on American Indian literature. I feel he has once again caught the spirit of his quest.”
—Ray Brown, Navajo translator and advisor on The Turquoise Horse

“Hey, Coyote Man, give me a holler!”
—Jay DeGroat, Navajo artist

“Navajo myths are among the most poetic in the world, full of dazzling word imagery. Hausman’s meditations are likewise sheer poetry, traveling on sunbeams.”
—Richard Erdoes, co-editor American Indian Myths and Legends

“Gerald's sensitive interpretation of each story, his vocal play with words enhances every moment of the tales. Ray Griffin's music explores the open world of tones, action and landscape.”
—Ashley Bryan, winner of the Coretta Scott King Award

"Gerald Hausman's Stargazer is a very different book: a paradoxical Southwestern fantasy, drawing upon local folklore and Indian myth; a smoothly told tale of no small complexity and more than a little mystery. It reminded me of a combination of Philip K. Dick and Carlos Castaneda."
—Roger Zelazny, author of The Chronicles of Amber Series (Stargazer)

“Hausman honors Native American philosophy and spirituality even as he reveals it.” —Booklist (Ghostwalk)

Publishers Weekly called Hausman’s writing “Lyrical, quietly forceful… links to both the physical and spiritual worlds.” (Ghostwalk)

Books of the Southwest: “…folkoristic while clearly representing real people.” (Ghostwalk)

“Here in the unmistakable skin drums, the old world of Babylon crumbles, beaten down by chant, rhythmic pounding and exultation of the heart, yet even in the affirmation of salvation, the darkness remains.”
—Billboard Magazine (Drum Talk)

“…unlocks the door to blackness.”
—E. Ethelbert Miller (Drum Talk)

“…inspirational, informational, melodious stuff.”
—Booklist (Drum Talk)

“…duppy talk stories, I remember after hearing similar ones as children, nothing would have persuaded any of us to go to bed alone.”
—James Berry author of Ajeemah and His Son (Drum Talk)

“… and now it is time to give thanks and share so that all the stories will carry on…and mostly the stories about the relatives—bears, eagles, Coyote. We all will be on the blessed corn pollen path.”
—Jimmie Blueeyes, Navajo Nation (Native American Animal Stories)

“This is the oral Navajo equivalent to the Christian Bible”
—Frank Waters, Masked Gods (Navajo Nights)

“A revealing sample, astutely collected.”
—Tony Hillerman, author of Dancehall of the Dead, Coyote Waits and other novels (Navajo Nights)


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