Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation

Snake Poems: An Aztec Invocation

by Francisco X. Alarcón, Nion McEvoy (Editor)



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ISBN-13: 9780811801614
Publisher: Chronicle Books LLC
Publication date: 01/01/1992
Pages: 176
Product dimensions: 5.64(w) x 9.24(h) x 0.51(d)
Lexile: NP (what's this?)

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whitewavedarling on LibraryThing 18 days ago
From the back cover:Snake Poems, by award-winning poet Francisco X. Alarcon, represents the first time a contemporary writer has returned to the Aztec heritage, empowering himself not only as a translator and commentator but as a medium in the tradition of the poet as a shaman.....Alarcon has composed a unique, tri-lingual work that combines parts of Ruiz de Alarcon's Spanish treatise, original Nahuatl incantations, and Alarcon's poems in English. Alarcon's sparse yet evocative style reveals the depth and endurance of an ancestral world view and its significance to the renewed consciousness of contemporary indigenous peoples."For anyone interested in the Aztec people or in the poetry of chants, spells, and invocations of indian peoples--or, simply in ancient cultures, this is a worthwhile and fascinating view into an often forgotten people. Recommended.