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Four Masterworks Of American Indian Literature
     

Four Masterworks Of American Indian Literature

by John Bierhorst (Editor)
 

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"Bierhorst offers access to more than primary texts here: he maps a way of reading and the necessary apparatus for that reading (including pronunciation guides, reminding us they are oral performances)." —World Literature Today

"This comparative application of the epic poetry tradition to Amerind literature is a scholarly success...

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"Bierhorst offers access to more than primary texts here: he maps a way of reading and the necessary apparatus for that reading (including pronunciation guides, reminding us they are oral performances)." —World Literature Today

"This comparative application of the epic poetry tradition to Amerind literature is a scholarly success.... this book is a most noteworthy item in the field of American Indian studies, and is not to be missed by any serious devotee." —Library Journal

"Biehorst's introductions and notes are brilliant, thorough, and an important contribution to the scholarship on these works. His new translation of the Quetzalcoatl is also excellent." —Choice

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780816508860
Publisher:
University of Arizona Press
Publication date:
11/01/1984
Edition description:
REPRINT
Pages:
371
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 1.00(d)

Meet the Author

John Bierhorst is also the editor-translator of Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs.

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