ABBOTT, Donald N.




Author Tags: Anthropology, First Nations

In 1981, Donald N. Abbott edited The World Is As Sharp As A Knife: An Anthology in Honour of Wilson Duff (B.C. Provincial Museum, in association with the Donors Fund, Friends of the Museum). 0771882114. 343 pages.

This anthology of essays relating to Northwest Coast art honours the prolific and influential UBC anthropologist Wilson Duff. The mystical extent to which Wilson Duff devoted himself to his work as the first anthropologist to be fully employed by the provincial government of B.C., and as the curator of anthropology at the provincial museum in Victoria from 1950 to 1965, is legendary among those who knew him, but otherwise unknown to the general public.

This title is not to be confused with A Story as Sharp as a Knife, a later book by Robert Bringhurst.

[BCBW 2016] "Anthology"