Mexican Dream: Or, the Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations

Author:   J. M. G. Le Clezio ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
ISBN:  

9780226110035


Pages:   240
Publication Date:   04 November 2008
Format:   Paperback
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Our Price $21.90 Quantity:  
Add to Cart

Share |

Mexican Dream: Or, the Interrupted Thought of Amerindian Civilizations


Add your own review!

Overview

Full Product Details

Author:   J. M. G. Le Clezio ,  Teresa Lavender Fagan
Publisher:   The University of Chicago Press
Imprint:   University of Chicago Press
Dimensions:   Width: 15.60cm , Height: 1.30cm , Length: 23.00cm
Weight:   0.354kg
ISBN:  

9780226110035


ISBN 10:   0226110036
Pages:   240
Publication Date:   04 November 2008
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   In Print   Availability explained
This item will be ordered in for you from one of our suppliers. Upon receipt, we will promptly dispatch it out to you. For in store availability, please contact us.

Table of Contents

Translator's Note1. The Dream of the Conquerors2. The Dream of Origins3. Mexican Myths4. Nezahualcoyotl, or the Festival of Words5. The Barbarian Dream6. Antonin Artaud, or the Mexican Dream7. The Interrupted Thought of Amerindian CivilizationsNotesMap of region

Reviews

We are lucky to have in Le Clezio a writer of great quality, who brings his particular sensibility and talent here to remind us of the very nature fof the ruituals and myths of the civilizations of ancient Mexico; he provides us with descriptions as precise as they are mysterious. -Le FigaroA [A] compelling overview of Amerindian cosmology and religion... Le Clezio prospects the long textual tradition, ranging from the early soldier-chronicler, Bernal Diaz, to his fellow Frenchman, Antonin Artaud, in order to chart the rich territories of 'Mesoamerican classicism.'A -New York Times Book Review


We are lucky to have in Le Clezio a writer of great quality who brings his particular sensibility and talent here to remind us of the very nature of the rituals and myths of the civilizations of ancient Mexico; he provides us with descriptions as precise as they are mysterious. - Le Figaro Le Clezio is an author of new departures, poetic adventure and sensual ecstasy, explorer of a humanity beyond and below the reigning civilization. - from the Nobel Prize citation A compelling overview of Amerindian cosmology and religion.... Le Clezio prospects the long textual tradition, ranging from the early soldier-chronicler, Bernal Diaz, to his fellow Frenchman, Antonin Artaud, in order to chart the rich territories of 'Mesoamerican classicism.' - New York Times Book Review


Author Information

J. M. G. Le Clezio, winner of the 2008 Nobel Prize in Literature, was born in Nice in 1940. In 1963 he received the Renaudot Prize for his first novel, Le proces-verbal. He has studied the Indian civilizations of pre-Columbian Mexico since 1971 and has published translations of Mayan sacred texts and an evocation of three sacred villages in the land of the Maya, Trois villes saintes (1980).

Tab Content 6

Author Website:  

Customer Reviews

Recent Reviews

No review item found!

Add your own review!

Countries Available

All regions
Spring Reading Guide

 

Spring Reading Guide catalogue for book recommendations

Shopping Cart
Your cart is empty
Shopping cart
Mailing List