Words of the True Peoples/Palabras De Los Seres Verdaderos: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-Language Writers/Antologia de Escritores Actuales En Lenguas Indigenas de Mexico: Anthology of Contemporary Mexican Indigenous-language Writers: Volume 1: Prose/Prosa by University of Texas Press (Hardback, 2005)
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- DescriptionAs part of the larger, ongoing movement throughout Latin America to reclaim n-Hispanic cultural heritages and identities, indigeus writers in Mexico are reappropriating the written word in their ancestral tongues and in Spanish. As a result, the long-marginalized, innermost feelings, needs, and worldviews of Mexico's ten to twenty million indigeus peoples are w being widely revealed to the Western societies with which these peoples coexist. To contribute to this process and serve as a bridge of intercultural communication and understanding, this groundbreaking anthology-to be published in three volumes over the coming years-gathers works by the leading generation of writers in thirteen Mexican indigeus languages: Nahuatl, Maya, Tzotzil, Tzeltal, Tojolabal, Tabasco Chontal, Purepecha, Sierra Zapoteco, Isthmus Zapoteco, Mazateco, Nahnu, Totonaco, and Huichol. Volume 1 contains narratives and essays by Mexican indigeus writers. Their texts appear first in their native language, followed by English and Spanish translations. Frischmann and Montemayor have abundantly antated the English, Spanish, and indigeus-language texts and added glossaries and essays that trace the development of indigeus texts, literacy, and writing. These supporting materials make the anthology especially accessible and interesting for nspecialist readers seeking a greater understanding of Mexico's indigeus peoples. The other volumes of this work will be Volume 2: Poetry/Poesia and Volume 3: Theater/Teatro.
- Author BiographyCARLOS MONTEMAYOR is an award-winning Mexican creative writer, political analyst, and expert on indigenous cultures. He is based in Mexico City. DONALD FRISCHMANN is Associate Professor of Spanish and Latin American Studies at Texas Christian University in Fort Worth and Researcher at the Universidad de las Americas-Puebla.
- PublisherUniversity of Texas Press
- Date of Publication01/01/2005
- LanguageCentral American Indian (Other) & English & Mayan languages & Nahuatl & Spanish
- SubjectShort Stories & Fiction Anthologies
- Series TitleJoe R. & Teresa Lozano Long Series in Latin American & Latino Art & Culture
- Place of PublicationAustin, TX
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity of Texas Press
- Content Note15 b&w illus.
- Weight998 g
- Width152 mm
- Height229 mm
- Spine20 mm
- Edited byCarlos Montemayor,Donald Frischmann
- Photographs byGeorge O. Jackson
- Format DetailsWith dust jacket
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