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Travelers to the other world : a Maya view of North America

Author: Domingo de la Torre; Antzelmo Peres Peres; Carol Karasik
Publisher: Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2010.
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Travel Writing, the literary exploration of other cultures, has long been a tradition in the English-speaking world. This book turns the tradition on its head and records what is surely the first Maya literary exploration of the United States. The authors were Tzotzil-speaking Zinacantec Maya who accompanied Robert Laughlin, the compiler of The Great Tzotzil Dictionary of San Lorenzo Zinacantan, on two trips to the
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Torre, Domingo de la.
Travelers to the other world.
Albuquerque : University of New Mexico Press, 2010
(OCoLC)758676579
Named Person: Domingo de la Torre; Antzelmo Peres Peres; Robert M Laughlin
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Domingo de la Torre; Antzelmo Peres Peres; Carol Karasik
ISBN: 9780826348883 0826348882
OCLC Number: 505913435
Description: 255 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: Tzotzil Maya Pronuciation --
Visits to the Underworld / Peter Canby --
First Steps --
Innocents Abroad and Back Home --
Voyager's Prayer --
pt. I Journey to the American West --
pt. II Journey to the American East.
Responsibility: by Romin Teratol and Antzelmo Péres ; translator and coordinator, Robert M. Laughlin ; editor, Carol Karasik.

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