This remarkable book lets readers hear Maya myths as they are told today in the mountains of Guatemala. First published in 1993, Breath on the Mirror is now available only from UNM Press.
"A fascinating literary and anthropological excursion into the mental universe of the modern Quiché Maya and their forebears. The stories and myths so compellingly recounted here turn our own world upside-down and remake it in the Maya image. Reading this, one can understand why and how Maya culture has survived five centuries of oppression."--Michael D. Coe, Yale University, author of The Maya
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The world of the living myths of the Maya as they are told today in the mountains of Guatemala and the wilds of southern Mexico, recorded on location by trailblazing anthropologist Dennis Tedlock.From the Inside Flap:
A book of Mayan myths that inhabit the landscape and language, the ruined citadels and living towns of Mayan people in the highlands of Guatemala.
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Book Description Harpercollins. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. 0062509004 Brand new 1st printing as issued in illus. hardcover, slight shelfwear, NO marks! Large books require more International postage. Bookseller Inventory # 100916012
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0062509004
Book Description Harpercollins, 1993. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110062509004