Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings

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Simon and Schuster, 1985 - Literary Collections - 380 pages
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Popol Vuh, the Quiché Mayan book of creation, is not only the most important text in the native languages of the Americas, it is also an extraordinary document of the human imagination. It begins with the deeds of Mayan gods in the darkness of a primeval sea and ends with the radiant splendor of the Mayan lords who founded the Quiché kingdom in the Guatemalan highlands. Originally written in Mayan hieroglyphs, it was transcribed into the Roman alphabet in the sixteenth century. This new edition of Dennis Tedlock's unabridged, widely praised translation includes new notes and commentary, newly translated passages, newly deciphered hieroglyphs, and over forty new illustrations.

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ILLUSTRATIONS
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Introduction
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Dennis Tedlock is Distinguished Professor and Endowed McNultDennis Tedlock is Distinguished Professor and Endowed McNulty Chair of English and Research Professor of Anthropology aty Chair of English and Research Professor of Anthropology at the University at Buffalo of the State University of New Yo the University at Buffalo of the State University of New York. He won the PEN Translation Prize for "Popol Vuh: The Mayrk. He won the PEN Translation Prize for "Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kingan Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings." For his other books he has received awards from the Amers." For his other books he has received awards from the American Folklore Society, the Society for Linguistic Anthropoloican Folklore Society, the Society for Linguistic Anthropology, the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, and the Associagy, the Society for Humanistic Anthropology, and the Association of American Publishers. tion of American Publishers.

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