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The Vailala Madness

The Vailala Madness" and Other Essays

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The Vailala Madness" and Other Essays

by Williams, Francis Edgar

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  • hardcover
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ISBN 10
0702213926
ISBN 13
9780702213922
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University of Queensland Press, 1976. Hardcover (15 x 23 cm), 432 pages (with index). ISBN: 0702213926. The book is in Very Good condition. Full-bound red boards with gold lettering along spine. Lightly bumped. Rolled/creased at head & foot of spine. Pages tanning/foxing. Inscription on front endpaper (assumed to be previous owner's name). Tight binding, clean text. The dust jacket is in Good condition. Bumped, chipped, torn, creased and soiled. Dj spine appears faded. "Williams' ethnographic records of the people of the Purari Delta, the Gulf Coast, Lake Kutubu, the Orokaiva and several mountain tribes have become classics, which will undoubtedly be read by scholars both inside and outside Papua New Guinea for generations to come, if only as monuments to a way of life which was already partly extinct by the time Williams died, but of which the positive achievements are a basis for ideological development in the future. On the basis of a wealth of precise facts, Williams admired Papua's mythology, art, drama, dance and systems of thought - he analysed them in great detail and untiringly sought their meaning."

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Bookseller
E. Manning Books US (US)
Bookseller Inventory #
1890
Title
The Vailala Madness" and Other Essays
Author
Williams, Francis Edgar
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good
Quantity available
1
Binding
Hardcover
ISBN 10
0702213926
ISBN 13
9780702213922
Publisher
UQP
Place of Publication
St. Lucia
Date published
1976
Keywords
Anthropology, Culture, Mythology, Myths, New Guinea
Bookseller catalogs
Non-Fiction;

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