Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle [NOOK Book]

Overview

Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, peoples living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present.
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Watunna: An Orinoco Creation Cycle

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Overview

Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, peoples living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present.
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Editorial Reviews

New Yorker
Anthropologists and folklorists have gathered, against the coming night of worldwide electronic frost, sheaves and sheaves of oral narrative, but little of it is as readable, coherent, and thought-provoking as Watunna... Though the Watunna can be for us... little more than a resonant entertainment and gaudy fossil, the two existential mysteries that it addresses—the existence of the universe, the existence of 'I'—have not been, beneath the great flurry of modern knowing, dissolved.
-- John Updike
New Scholar
One rarely reads a mythical corpus so richly textured as this Makiritare cycle....The result is a stunning portrayal of Makiritare creativity and an enthralling narrative of the way they imagine meaning in the universe. ...Civrieux and Guss bring the reader inside a contemporary worldview breathtakingly different in the way it imagines conflict and beauty.
-- Lawrence Sullivan
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780292789531
  • Publisher: University of Texas Press
  • Publication date: 6/28/2010
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 1,268,085
  • File size: 4 MB

Table of Contents

Preface for a New Millennium
Teller's Preface
Introduction 1
Wanadi 19
Iureke 45
Kasenadu 83
Mominaru 95
Kuamachi 101
Makusani 117
Marahuaka 125
Wahnatu 141
Glossary 191
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