Synopses & Reviews
Bierhorst offers access to more than primary texts here: he maps a way of reading and the necessary apparatus for that reading (including pronunciation guides, reminding us they are oral performances). —World Literature Today
This volume is intended as a first step toward establishing a body of standard words, a canon, of native American literature.
About the Author
John Bierhorst is also the editor-translator of Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs
Table of Contents
Quetzalcoatl -- The ritual of condolence -- Cuceb -- The night chant.