Synopses & Reviews
This second edition features three new Zuni stories, updated transcriptions of stories from the original edition, a bibliography, and a new preface and introduction.
"Splendid translations . . . Tedlock has represented pauses in the Zuni with line and strophe breaks, and degrees of pitch and intensity with a handful of standard typographic devices. The text that results is one that we recognize, of course, as poetry scored for voicing; but we also recognize-and this is the kingpin-that an oral tradition has emerged in its own proper character."-The Nation
"[An] extraordinarily impressive collection."-New York Times Book Review
(New York Times Book Review)
"A genuine artistic breakthrough . . . Recapture[s] for us not only the communal spirit of the stories but also . . . at least some feeling of what it's like to be a Zuni, something anthropological monographs can't seem to tell us. . . . I know of no other retellings of traditional tales that move me to delight as these do."-Harper's Magazine
About the Author
Dennis Tedlock is James H. McNulty Professor of English and a research professor of anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. He is the translator of Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life and the author of Breath on the Mirror: Mythic Voices and Visions of the Living Maya.