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Rabinal Achi : a Mayan Drama of War and Sacrifice (03 Edition)


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Here is one of the most important surviving works of pre-Columbian civilization, Rabinal Achi, a Mayan drama set a century before the arrival of the Spanish, produced by the translator of the best selling Popol Vuh.

The first direct translation into English from Quiché Maya, based on the original text, Rabinal Achi is the story of city-states, war, and nobility, of diplomacy, mysticism, and psychic journeys. Dennis Tedlock's translation is clear and vivid; more than that, it is rooted in an understanding of how the play is actually performed. Despite being banned for centuries by Spanish authorities, it survived in actual practice, and is still performed in the town of Rabinal today. Tedlock provides an introduction and commentary that explain the historical events compressed into the play, the Spanish influence on the Mayan dramatic tradition, and the cultural and religious world preserved in this remarkable play.

About the Author

Dennis Tedlock is Distinguished Professor of English and Anthropology at the State University of New York, Buffalo, where he is also co-director of the Center for the Americas. A linguist, literary scholar, and poet, he won the PEN Translation Prize for Popol Vuh, as well as the Victor Turner Prize for Ethnographic Writing.

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Tedlock, Dennis (translator)
Oxford University Press, USA
Tedlock, Dennis
null, Dennis
Caribbean & Latin American
Ancient, Classical & Medieval
Literature/English | World Literature | Latin American
Literature/English | Drama | World
DRAMA / General
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5.8 x 8.7 x 1.3 in 1.15 lb

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