Olelo Noeau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings

Olelo Noeau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings

Mary Kawena Pukui Dietrich Varez / Jul 20, 2019

Olelo Noeau Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings This extraordinary collection of Hawaiian sayings collected translated and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui offers a unique opportunity to savor the wisdom poetic beauty and earthy humor of these fi

  • Title: Olelo Noeau: Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings
  • Author: Mary Kawena Pukui Dietrich Varez
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  • Page: 421
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  • This extraordinary collection of Hawaiian sayings collected, translated, and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui offers a unique opportunity to savor the wisdom, poetic beauty, and earthy humor of these finely crafted expressions The sayings may be appreciated individually and collectively for their aesthetic, historic, and educational values They reveal even deeper layersThis extraordinary collection of Hawaiian sayings collected, translated, and annotated by Mary Kawena Pukui offers a unique opportunity to savor the wisdom, poetic beauty, and earthy humor of these finely crafted expressions The sayings may be appreciated individually and collectively for their aesthetic, historic, and educational values They reveal even deeper layers of meaning, giving understanding not only of Hawaii and its people but all of humanity Since the sayings carry the immediacy of the spoken word, considered to be the highest form of cultural expression in old Hawaii, they bring us closer to the everyday thoughts and lives of the Hawaiians who created them Taken together, the sayings offer a basis for an understanding of the essence and origins of traditional Hawaiian values.This book is the product of a collecting effort that was begun by Mrs Pukui at about the age of fifteen, around 1910, and continued throughout her long and honored career as a translator and collector of historic Hawaiian materials and as a teacher and lecturer on the language, music, and dance of traditional Hawaii.

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    1. This is an indispensable resource for anyone interested in Hawaiian culture, language, music, art, worldview, geography, weather, family systems, ethnobotanist-- heck, anything at all. The proverbs are arranged beautifully, the index is comprehensive, the literal and figurative translations are spot on-- yes yes yes.



    2. This is a collection of some of the greatest pieces of wisdom ever contained within the Hawaiian culture… The author grew up in the middle of two worlds New England and Old Hawai'i.Because of this, she was able to faithfully reproduce the words, ideas and wisdom that the Hawaiian culture has known for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and channel all of that into the English language. This is quite a remarkable task in and of itself.The life of this woman, Mary Pukui Kawena, is fascinating [...]


    3. This is a collection of some of the greatest pieces of wisdom ever contained within the Hawaiian culture… The author grew up in the middle of two worlds New England and Old Hawai'i.Because of this, she was able to faithfully reproduce the words, ideas and wisdom that the Hawaiian culture has known for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and channel all of that into the English language. This is quite a remarkable task in and of itself.The life of this woman, Mary Pukui Kawena, is fascinating [...]


    4. This is a collection of some of the greatest pieces of wisdom ever contained within the Hawaiian culture… The author grew up in the middle of two worlds New England and Old Hawai'i.Because of this, she was able to faithfully reproduce the words, ideas and wisdom that the Hawaiian culture has known for hundreds, if not thousands of years, and channel all of that into the English language. This is quite a remarkable task in and of itself.The life of this woman, Mary Pukui Kawena, is fascinating [...]



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