Unwritten Literature of Hawaiʻi: The Sacred Songs of the Hula
Nathaniel B. Emerson
Softcover, 288 pp.
Unwritten Literature possesses the timeless, unlimited depths and imageries of the hula tradition. Wrapped within Unwritten Literature is a bounty of life experiences, from amorous indulgences of the singing psalmists, including genealogies, reasons for exalting the chiefs, lessons of living in this land, descriptions of the characteristics and uses of flora and fauna, relationships of the living and the dead, and births and deaths of creatures of the earth.
Reprinted in 2022.