Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature
397 pages, 5 1/2 x 8 1/2
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Release Date:01 Nov 1984
ISBN:9780816508860
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Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature

Quetzalcoatl, the Ritual of Condolence, Cuceb, the Night Chant

Edited by John Bierhorst
The University of Arizona Press
"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
John Bierhorst is also the editor-translator of Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs.
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