In the Prologue, Momaday says that “In one sense, then, the way to Rainy Mountain is preeminently the history of an idea, man’s idea of himself, and it has old and essential being in language.” What does the author mean?

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In a very ethereal way, Momaday is trying to explain his book to you in one sentence. That is what Momaday is doing within this quotation. Note, however, that he does use the prepositional phrase "in one sense," so know that this is not the only way to look at it; however, this is the way Momaday suggests. Momaday says that this book (as well as the metaphor of "the way" to...

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