Four Masterworks of American Indian Literature: Quetzalcoatl, the Ritual of Condolence, Cuceb, the Night Chant

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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

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This volume is intended as a first step toward establishing a body of standard words, a canon, of native American literature.

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John Bierhorst is also the editor-translator of Cantares Mexicanos: Songs of the Aztecs.

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