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The mythology of South America

Author: John Bierhorst
Publisher: New York ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 2002.
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In this volume, John Bierhorst traces the principle myths from tribe to tribe in seven carefully mapped regions of South America. The text includes samples from mythological stories and some chapters  Read more...

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Genre/Form: Folklore
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Bierhorst
ISBN: 0195146247 9780195146240 0195146255 9780195146257
OCLC Number: 320041328
Notes: "With a new afterword".
Originally published: New York : William Morrow, c1988.
Description: xi, 279 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Part One: Greater Brazil --
I. CULTURE HEROES AND THEIR DEEDS 25 --
II. MEN VERSUS WOMEN 41 --
III. CREATORS AND SAVIORS 53 --
Part Two: Guiana --
IV. THE OTHER WORLD 65 --
V. THIS WORLD AND ITS BEGINNINGS 79 --
Part Three: Brazilian Highlands --
VI. THE ART OF MYTH 93 --
VII. MYTH AND SOCIETY 105 --
Part Four: Gran Chaco --
VIII. TRICKSTERS OF THE CHACO 119 --
IX. DANGEROUS WOMEN 127 --
X. CATACLYSMS 138 --
Part Five: Far South --
XI. PROVIDERS AND DELIVERERS 151 --
XII. MEN'S LIBERATION 161 --
Part Six: Northwest --
XIII. MOTHERS AND THEIR CHILDREN 173 --
XIV. WHEN MYTHS DIE 188 --
Part Seven: Central Andes --
XV. HIGHLAND GODS 199 --
XVI. IN THE MONTANA 212 --
XVII. MYTH AND ARCHAEOLOGY 220 --
XVIII. FROM MYTH TO POLITICS 233.
Responsibility: John Bierhorst.
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"One of the finest popular works in anthropology and science....The concepts are profound, yet accessible."--The New York Times Book Review"An intriguing, complex tapestry of living Read more...

 
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