By Frank Waters
“A distinguished ethnologist with a warm sympathy and a good reporter’s eye, Waters describes his experiences with the Hopi Indians in this book…He has the gift of immersing himself in his subject and shows clearly how the Hopis…are affected by the conflicts of modern life as are their white counterparts.”
“Frank Waters is one of the most provocative, frustrating and satisfying writers in America — his works have a reality that is frightening and a mysticism that is tantalizing and he is as hard to capture as a drop of mercury on the palm — but one thing you know from the reading of any of his works: he is one of the best, and most underrated, writers in our country today…You will go far to find a book with this depth and this wit and this philosophy. Recommended without qualification to any reader interested in the human condition and the mysticism of the spirit.”
Don H. Peterson, The Daily Times
Frank Waters lived for 3 years among the strange, secretive Hopi Indians of Arizona and was quickly drawn into their mythic, timeless reality. Pumpkin Seed Point is a beautifully written personal account of Waters' inner and outer experiences in the subterranean world.
Frank Waters (1902–1995), one of the finest chroniclers of the American Southwest, wrote twenty–eight works of fiction and nonfiction. More info →
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The author of the Hardy Boys Mysteries was, as millions of readers know, Franklin W. Dixon. Except there never was a Franklin W. Dixon. He was the creation of Edward Stratemeyer, the savvy founder of a children's book empire that also published the Tom Swift, Bobbsey Twins, and Nancy Drew series.
“In addition to his accomplishments as a talented novelist, a thorough historian, and an excellent essayist, Frank Waters is that rare breed of man who has merged heart and mind early in his life and moved forward to confront ultimate questions. This dilemma of faith and heritage, religion and identity, and commitment and comfort has never been resolved intellectually.
Martin Heidegger’s Being and Time can be broadly termed a transcendental inquiry into the structures that make human experience possible. Such an inquiry reveals the conditions that render human experience intelligible. Using Being and Time as a model, I attempt to show that Alfred North Whitehead’s Process and Reality not only aligns with Being and Time in opposing many elements of traditional Western philosophy but also exhibits a similar transcendental inquiry.