Words of the True Peoples/Palabras De Los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indige PDF ePub eBook

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Words of the True Peoples/Palabras De Los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indige free pdf As part of the larger, ongoing movement throughout Latin America to reclaim non-Hispanic cultural heritages and identities, indigenous writers in Mexico are re-appropriating the written word in their ancestral tongues and in Spanish. As a result, the long-marginalized, innermost feelings, needs, and worldviews of Mexico's ten to twenty million indigenous peoples are now being widely revealed to the Western societies with which these peoples coexist. To contribute to this process and serve as a bridge of intercultural communication and understanding, this groundbreaking anthology--to be published in three volumes--gathers works by the leading generation of writers in thirteen Mexican indigenous languages: Nahuatl, Maya, Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal, Tabasco Chontal, Purepecha, Sierra Zapoteco, Isthmus Zapoteco, Mazateco, Nahnu, Totonaco, and Huichol. Volume Two contains poetry by Mexican indigenous writers. Their poems appear first in their native language, followed by English and Spanish translations.Montemayor and Frischmann have abundantly annotated the Spanish, English, and indigenous-language texts and added glossaries and essays that discuss the formal and linguistic qualities of the poems, as well as their place within contemporary poetry. These supporting materials make the anthology especially accessible and interesting for non-specialist readers seeking a greater understanding of Mexico's indigenous peoples.

About Carlos Montemayor

CARLOS MONTEMAYOR is an award-winning Mexican creative writer, political analyst, and expert on indigenous cultures. He is based in Mexico City. DONALD FRISCHMANN is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and Researcher at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla.

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Author : Carlos Montemayor
Publisher : University of Texas Press
Data Published : 01 October 2005
ISBN : 0292706766
EAN : 9780292706767
Format Book : PDF, Epub, DOCx, TXT
Number of Pages : 295 pages
Age + : 15 years
Language : English
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