- Paperback: 296 pages
- Publisher: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company; 1 edition (January 17, 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0673982327
- ISBN-13: 978-0673982322
- Product Dimensions: 6.2 x 0.7 x 9.1 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 24 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,316,945 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Into The Heart: One Man's Pursuit of Love and Knowledge Among the Yanomami 1st Edition
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My only other complaint does not concern Mr. Good or his fine book, but his dissenters. The ones that suggest pedophilia; his nemesis/rivals? How far off the mark they are. As with most native cultures, and until recently the US, it is the natural progression of life that young teenage women are ready for marriage once their menstruation has begun. By this time they have become responsible young adults having “worked” & learned alongside their parents and community since they were able to take direction. Through ceremony and rite-of-passage these young people are well equipped emotionally for that next phase of life. In today’s modern world much of this has been lost with people becoming adults physically, but emotionally still underdeveloped.
I recommend this book and look forward to reading his son’s book, The Way Around: Finding My Mother and Myself Among the Yanomami.
Still the book is a fascinating read, well-written and worth reading with the following caveats. While reading it, I felt there was something strange about the relationship; it struck me as more of an unusual obsession. Also, I had trouble sharing his perspectives about feeling at home living among the Yanomama, sometimes professing preferring it to modern society and claiming to feel he could comfortably live among them as one with them. Also, anthropologically he seemed rather weak in insightfulness as to the overall meaning of his experience (I was once an anthropology major many, many years ago, and still read occaisional books in that area). However, I did feel he was right to discount much of Chagnon's depiction of them as "fierce people", but he flips too far in the other direction and seems to overlook the signifigance of much violence that he describes in passing. That said, he does make a nice effort at humanizing the Yanomama.
I thought the most interesting things of the book are the descriptions of the practical aspects of his experience: getting started with the Yanomama, day to day experiences, travelling back & forth from the Amazon. As a story of his experiences, it was a very interesting read. Also, the reactions of Yarima and later her brother, to some aspects of modern society and technology were fascinating.
I thought people who read this, should have some understanding of how it later ended.
After posting this review, I realized that the really interesting story would be Yarima's. Particularly, her exposures to modernity in Caracas & later to the U.S., her discontent & her experience in returning to her tribal ways in the Amazon. There are some snippets in the book from Yarima's perspective & they are among the hi-lights of the book. After her return, she appeared on talk shows in Caracas for a period of time, apparently explaining why she left the US, but within a year disappeared back into the jungle. In 1997, she tugged on the sleeve of a journalist who was researching in the area & had a brief conversation. After asking about her children in the US, she said: "Here good. Jersey bad."