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Chol (Mayan) folktales : a collection of stories from the modern Maya of Southern Mexico

Author: Nicholas A Hopkins; J Kathryn Josserand
Publisher: Boulder, Colorado : University Press of Colorado, [2016]
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Thoughtfully edited transcriptions of oral storytelling with translation and narrative analysis, documenting and analyzing a trove of Chol folklore. The work provides a look into the folktale culture of the contemporary Maya presented with a rare and innovative theoretical framework"--Provided by publisher.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nicholas A Hopkins; J Kathryn Josserand
ISBN: 9781607324874 1607324873
OCLC Number: 931860278
Language Note: In English. Some text in Mayan, with parallel English translation.
Description: xviii, 199 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Preface: On collecting Chol folklore / Nicholas A. Hopkins --
The Chol Maya and their folktales / Nicholas A. Hopkins and J. Kathryn Josserand --The narrative structure of Chol folktales / J. Kathryn Josserand --
Introduction to the texts / Nicholas A. Hopkins --
Myths and Fables. Our Holy Mother / Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
Older brother sun and younger brother sun / Marcos Arcos Mendoza --
The celestial bird / Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
The turtle and the deer / Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
Tales of the Earth Lord. Our grandfather / Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
The cave of Don Juan / Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
A visit to Don Juan / Mariano May Jiménez and Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
Things that Come Out of the Woods. The messengers / Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
The jaguar-man / Nicolás Arcos Alvarez, Mateo Alvaro López, and Ausencio Cruz Guzmán --
The blackman / Bernardo Pérez Martinez --
The comadre / Rafael López Vázquez --
Discourse Analysis of Narrative Texts. Discourse analysis of Chol narrative texts / Nicholas A. Hopkins.
Other Titles: Collection of stories from the modern Maya of southern Mexico
Responsibility: Nicholas A. Hopkins and J. Kathryn Josserand ; with Ausencio Cruz Guzmán.

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"Thoughtfully edited transcriptions of oral storytelling with translation and narrative analysis, documenting and analyzing a trove of Chol folklore. The work provides a look into the folktale culture of the contemporary Maya presented with a rare and innovative theoretical framework"--Provided by publisher.

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