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ISBN: 091530693X
Author: Victor Montejo,Wallace Kaufman
Language: English
Publisher: Curbstone Press; 1st edition (July 1, 1995)
Pages: 120
Category: Social Sciences
Subcategory: Politics
Rating: 4.3
Votes: 200
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Bird Who Cleans the W. .The Bird Who Cleans the World: And Other Mayan Fables. I highly recommend this book for anyone who is very interested in knowing more about Mayan cosmology, morals, and their relationship with the environment.

Bird Who Cleans the W. 061385831X (ISBN13: 9780613858311). Some of these fables were soo good! Very quick to read book.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Bird Who Cleans the World: And Other Mayan. By Victor Montejo, Wallace Kaufman. Victor Montejo himself is a bearer of Jakaltek Maya knowledge and wisdom, a perceptive man who brings contemporary Maya experience and thought to life through his work. He is trilingual and tricultural.

Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition.

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ISBN13:9781880684030.

Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition

Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition. The Bird Who Cleans the World and other Mayan Fables is collection of Jakaltek Mayan folktales, first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his Guatemalan village. They deal with the themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts.

The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables: ISBN 9781880684030 .

The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables: ISBN 9781880684030 (978-1-880684-03-0) Softcover, Curbstone Books, 1995. Bird Who Cleans the World: And Other Myan Fables. ISBN 9780613858311 (978-0-613-85831-1) Hardcover, Sagebrush Education Resources, 1992. El Q'anil: Man of Lightning (Sun Tracks).

Víctor Montejo, a Jakaltek Maya, is Chair of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. His other books include The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables and Voices from Exile: Violence and Survival in Modern Maya History. Victor Montejo (1 Titles). The University of Arizona Press publishes the work of leading scholars from around the globe. Learn more about submitting a proposal, preparing your final manuscript, and publication. The University of Arizona Press is proud.

The Merry Men and Other Tales and Fables (1887) is a collection of short stories by Robert Louis Stevenson. The title derives from the local name given to a group of waves in the title short story, not from the Merry Men of Robin Hood tales. The Merry Men. Will O' the Mill. The Treasure of Franchard.

ISBN 0-520-22612-7 The Bird Who Cleans the World & Other Mayan Fables; Victor Montejo, Curbstone Press, ISBN 1-880684-03-9 Heart of Heaven, Heart of Earth; James Sexton & Ignacio Bizarro Ujpan, Smithsonian Institution Press, ISBN 1560987707 Mayan Folktales: Folklore.

The Bird Who Cleans the World and other Mayan Fables is collection of Jakaltek Mayan folktales, first told to the author by his mother and the elders of his Guatemalan village. They deal with the themes of creation, nature, mutual respect, and ethnic relations and conflicts. Told here for the first time in English and illustrated with Mayan images, these stories and fables speak eloquently of an ancient culture, at once preserving its history and recreating its tradition. Includes figure and illustrations. 

Comments:

Road.to sliver
This collection of short stories from the Maya Indians features more modern tales than other collections, with modern themes such as "don't pollute" and environmental degradation. I didn't enjoy this book as much as I've enjoyed other collections of Mayan folktales, which feel to me to be more deeply attached to core Mayan culture and not so much to modern values.

The stories herein are all quite short and read quickly, and I found myself wanting some longer tales mixed in with the shorter ones. If you already own several collections of Mayan folktales this is a good book to supplement your library, but I wouldn't turn to this book as an introduction to the Mayan world. For that I'd turn to Mayan Folktales From the Alta Verapaz, Heart of Heaven Heart of Earth, and Mayan Folktales by James Sexton. I'd consider "The Bird Who Cleans the World" to be a secondary or supplementary text and not a primary text. It's worth reading and owning but just isn't as powerful as the other works I've named here.
Nirad
These lucid stories of creation, nature, ethnic relations and ethnic conflicts, related to Victor Montejo by his family and the elders of his Guatemalan village, are illustrated with images reproduced from ancient Mayan artifacts. Although useful in reconstructing the history and anthropology of the Maya, the tales can also be enjoyed by readers of all ages and backgrounds.
"The book's illustrations...help connect ancient Mayan myths with the oral tradition that persists today. Mr. Montejo's introduction to this tradition is a gift that outsiders should treasure." --The New York Times Book Review
"...all the stories offer a satisfying blend of humor and wisdom. This engaging anthology provides adults and children with rare insights into one of the cultures that make up the tapestry of contemporary Southern California." --Los Angeles Times Book Review
"Interesting graphics from Mayan sources help underscore the essential originality of this volume." --Library Journal
"...THE BIRD WHO CLEANS THE WORLD is one of the few books to capture the oral Mayan tradition, making it also a crucial study of pre-Columbian beliefs." --The Bloomsbury Review
Whitecaster
This short book tells us stories which tell us a great deal about Mayan culture and values amongst the Jakaltek-Maya in Guatemala. These stories reinforce values of community, ecology, the perils of laziness, and above all...RESPECT for elders. Sometimes these fables seem to have no moral whatsoever, but nonetheless, are usually entertaining. As the importance of the oral tradition amongst Mayan peoples is gradually deteriorating due to modernization, Montejo gives us a wonderful glimpse at Mayan fables, and the values they pertain to.

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