A Tale of Monstrous Extravagance: Imagining Multilingualism by Tomson Highway,Christine Sokaymoh Frederick PDF

By Tomson Highway,Christine Sokaymoh Frederick

“Speaking one language, I put up, is like dwelling in a home with one window only...”

From his mythical beginning in a snow financial institution in northwestern Manitoba, via his metamorphosis to citizen-artist of the area, playwright, pianist, polyglot, storyteller, and irreverent disciple of the Trickster, Tomson road rides roughshod during the languages and groups that experience formed him. Cree, Dene, Latin, French, English, Spanish, and the common language of track have opened home windows and widened horizons in Highway’s existence. Readers who can grasp on tight—Highway fanatics, tradition experts, crafty linguists, and fellow tricksters—will adventure the profundity of Highway’s humour, for as he says, “In Cree, you'll giggle until eventually you weep.”

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