The Mythology of South America with a new afterword

Paperback | June 15, 2002

byJohn Bierhorst

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Bierhorst traces the principle myths from tribe to tribe in seven carefully mapped regions of South America. This book includes samples from mythological stories and some chapters are devoted to special topics such as myth and politics. Bierhorst introduces readers to the female creators ofthe northern Andes, the male gods of the Ancient Incas, and the shameless tricksters Sun and Moon.The book includes notes, a pronunciation guide, index, maps, and photos. The new afterword focuses on the durability of Indian mythology and the abundant material increasingly available since the mid 80s. Bierhorst offers new information on previously obscure tribes on the mythological map.

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Bierhorst traces the principle myths from tribe to tribe in seven carefully mapped regions of South America. This book includes samples from mythological stories and some chapters are devoted to special topics such as myth and politics. Bierhorst introduces readers to the female creators ofthe northern Andes, the male gods of the Ancie...

John Bierhorst is the author, editor or translator of more than 40 books on American Indian myths, tales and poetry, for adults and children. Six of his books have been ALA Notable Books. Bierhorst has received positive blurbs from the NYTBR, Kirkus and Library Journal for the original Morrow edition. He is the editorial advisor for t...

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:290 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.83 inPublished:June 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195146255

ISBN - 13:9780195146257

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A well-organized, coherent overview.--Kirkus Reviews