Carlos Fuentes Popol Vuh is one of the great books about the creation of the world. It is the Mayan Bible.
Los Angeles Times The volume is required reading for everyone seriously interested in Native American literature or in Meso-American cultural history. Its publication is a major event.
William Arrowsmith, Robert W. Woodruff Professor of Classics and Comparative Literature, Emory University Dennis Tedlock's splendid version...[is] the work of a brilliant anthropologist who is also a true "poet of performance," himself trained by a native Quiché master....Superb notes and glossary...An event of quite exceptional importance.
Vine Deloria, Jr. author of Custer Died for Your Sins Tedlock's translation is sensitive, precise, and illuminating. It will greatly help the Popol Vuh achieve its rightful place as a masterpiece of religious writing, familiar to all those who seek a message that transcends ordinary concerns.
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Dennis Tedlock was my professor at the University at Buffalo and put years of work into translating the Popol Vuh into English for us to learn from. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Steve
We decided to read this after we went on a Cruise through the Panama Canal. Interesting.Published 1 month ago by Richard Poole
I love it so far! Lots of details on the introduction. Arrived in great condition.Published 3 months ago by Kelley Martin
Good book I liked the reality of it and it made me think... a lot.Published 5 months ago by Steven Martine
Tedlock's narrative approach obscures (what I found to be) critical poetic aspects of the Quiché manuscript. Allen J. Christenson's 2007 translation is far superior.Published 6 months ago by A.J.
arrived in good condition, all very good
I am looking forward to finding out how we all got here.