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Author: Marc de Civrieux
Publisher: University of Texas Press
ISBN: 029278953X
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Originally published in Spanish in 1970, Watunna is the epic history and creation stories of the Makiritare, or Yekuana, people living along the northern bank of the Upper Orinoco River of Venezuela, a region of mountains and virgin forest virtually unexplored even to the present. The first English edition of this book was published in 1980 to rave reviews. This edition contains a new foreword by David Guss, as well as Mediata, a detailed myth that recounts the origins of shamanism.

Comparative Cultural Studies And Latin America

Author: Sophia A. McClennen
Publisher: Purdue University Press
ISBN: 9781557533586
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Annotation The volume is the second annual of "CLCWeb: Comparative Literature and Culture, a thematic volume with selected papers from material published in the journal in volumes 3.1-4 (2001) and 4.1-4 (2002), edited by Sophia A. McClennen and Earl E. Fitz. The genesis of the texts in the volume is in the growing conviction of the editors that, given its vitality and excellence, Latin American literature deserves a more prominent place in comparative literature publications, curricula, and disciplinary discussions. The editors argue that there still exists, in some quarters, a lingering bias against literature written in Spanish and Portuguese, and that by embracing Latin American literature more enthusiastically, comparative literature in the context of comparative cultural studies would find itself reinvigorated, placed into productive discourse with a host of issues, languages, literatures, and cultures that have too long been paid scant attention in its purview. Following an introduction by the editors, the volume contains papers by Gene H. Bell-Villada on the question of canon, by Gordon Brotherston and Lucia de Sa on the first peoples of the Americas and their literature; by Elizabeth Coonrod Martinez on the Latin American novel of the 1920s; by Roman de la Campa on Latin American studies; by Earl E. Fitz on Spanish American and Brazilian literature; by Roberto Gonzalez Echevarria on Latin American and comparative literature; by Sophia A. McClennen on comparative literature and Latin American studies; by Alberto Moreiras on Borges; by Julio Ortega on the critical debate about Latin American cultural studies; by Christina Marie Tourino on Cuban Americans in New York City; by Mario J. Valdeson the comparative history of literary cultures in Latin America; and by Lois Parkinson Zamora on comparative literature and globalization. Compiled by Sophia A. McClennen, the volume also contains a bibliography of scholars.

Fossil Gods And Forgotten Worlds

Author: Ev Cochrane
Publisher: Ev Cochrane
ISBN: 9780557389438
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Fossil Gods offers a comparative analysis of some of the greatest gods of antiquity, including Inanna, Horus, and Thor. The basic thesis holds that many mythological traditions surrounding these gods can only be understood by reference to extraordinary planetary events.

Broadening Critical Boundaries In Children S And Young Adult Literature And Culture

Author: Amie A. Doughty
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing
ISBN: 1527520706
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This collection of essays explores a wealth of topics in children’s and young adult (YA) literature and culture. The contributions include an examination of the Watchbird cartoons by Munro Leaf and their attempts to teach morals and manners; an ethnographic study about the role of public youth librarians; and an exploration of the role popular video games can play in the secondary classroom. Other topics investigated here encompass the presentation of environmentalism in Hayao Miyazaki’s films, psychological analyses, and the role of race, gender, and culture in children’s and YA literature.

Rivers Of The World

Author: James R. Penn
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1576070425
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Rivers of the World, vividly written and meticulously researched, is a rich and thorough treatment of some 200 of the world's rivers. * Organized in A-Z format, from the rivers Aare to Ziz * Each entry is prefaced with basic facts for the river covered, including river source, tributaries, outlet, and length * Each entry concludes with suggestions for further reading * Includes a full index and glossary of key terms

Literatures Of Latin America

Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Longman Publishing Group
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This extraordinary anthology gathers together a broad selection of representative, authoritative writings—spanning antiquity to the present—from the non-Western civilizations of Latin America. It combines extensive introductions, headnotes, and bibliographies with excellent literary translations of the best contemporary and classical writers.The selections reflect literary, religious, and philosophical traditions and reveal—despite cultural differences—the universality of life experiences. Primary literary genres (poetry, fiction and drama) as well as key religious, philosophical, historical, aesthetic, biographical and political texts are covered. For readers of Latin American, World, and Non-Western Literature.

Literatures Of Asia Africa And Latin America

Author: Willis Barnstone
Publisher: Pearson College Division
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Presents excerpts of works, biographical profiles of authors, bibliographies, and annotations explaining obscure references in the texts