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2000 Years of Mayan Literature - by Dennis Tedlock (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 465

Genre: Literary Criticism

Sub-Genre: Native American

Format: Paperback

Publisher: University of California Press

Age Range: Adult

Author: Dennis Tedlock

Language: English

TCIN: 78596843
UPC: 9780520271371
Item Number (DPCI): 247-00-4994

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"Never before has anyone focused so successfully on the literary genius of these ancient authors. Tedlock is so much more than a translator, placing selected Mayan works in a continuous narrative that skillfully links authors from the third century to the sixteenth century with writers of today. An extremely important, original, and innovative work."--Martha J. Macri, coauthor of The New Catalog of Maya Hieroglyphs, Volumes 1 and 2, and Director of the Maya Hieroglyphic Database Project, University of California, Davis

"A stunning recreation of the intellectual world of the ancient Maya, the only fully literate people of pre-Columbian America. Informed by the latest research on Maya hieroglyphic writing, art, and mythology, this beautifully illustrated and wonderfully readable work by an outstanding scholar should be on the bookshelf of all those interested in this fascinating civilization."--Michael Coe, author of Breaking the Maya Code

"This book is, like the ancient Maya texts and images it explores, a work of art."--David Freidel, co-author (with Linda Schele and Joy Parker) of Maya Cosmos: Three Thousand Years on the Shaman's Path

"Literally breathtaking. A truly unprecedented gathering and translation of written Mayan texts. Tedlock is making visible, for the first time, a Mayan literature in comprehensible, meaningful form.""--Jerome Rothenberg, poet, author/editor of Technicians of the Sacred and Poems for the Millennium
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