Made-from-Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon

Made-from-Bone: Trickster Myths, Music, and History from the Amazon

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by Jonathan D. Hill
     
 

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Made-from-Bone provides the first complete set of English translations of narratives about the mythic past and its transformations from the indigenous Arawak-speaking Wakuenai of southernmost Venezuela. The central character throughout these primordial times is a trickster-creator, Made-from-Bone, who survives a prolonged series of life-threatening attacks. Carefully… See more details below

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Made-from-Bone provides the first complete set of English translations of narratives about the mythic past and its transformations from the indigenous Arawak-speaking Wakuenai of southernmost Venezuela. The central character throughout these primordial times is a trickster-creator, Made-from-Bone, who survives a prolonged series of life-threatening attacks. Carefully recorded and transcribed by Jonathan D. Hill, these narratives offer scholars of South America and other areas the only ethnographically generated cosmogony of contemporary or ancient native peoples of South America.

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ISBN-13:
9780252091513
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
Publication date:
11/12/2008
Series:
Interpretations of Culture in the New Millennium
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
224
File size:
1 MB

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