Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs

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Stanford University Press, 1985 - Literary Criticism - 559 pages
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Contents

Prologue
3
Page from the Hand A Cantares
10
The GhostSong Ritual
16
GhostSong Vocabulary
35
Poetics
42
Metaphysics
48
Revitalization
60
Aztec Musicians Codice ftorentino
73
Cantares
83
The Classification of Ghost
92
Guide to the Transcription
125
PART THREE COMMENTARY
429
Native Rulers of Mexico and Allied Towns
515
Notes to the General Introduction
521
Copyright

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About the author (1985)

John Bierhorst's many books on Latin American folklore & mythology include "The Mythology of South America", "The Mythology of Norther America" & "The Mythology of Mexico & Central America". A specialist in the language & literature of the Aztecs, he is the author of a Nahuatal-English dictionary & the translator of Cantares Mexicanos. He served as editorial advisor for the Smithsonian Series of Studies in Native American Literature; editorial associate for The Norton Anthology of World Masterpieces; & editorial consultant for the Encyclopedia of North American Indians. He lives in West Shokan, New York.

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