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by Victor Montejo

ISBN: 1880684039
ISBN13: 978-1880684030
Language: English
Publisher: Curbstone Books; Reprint edition (July 1, 1995)
Pages: 120
Category: Social Sciences
Subategory: Sociology

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Author Victor Montejo has collected 32 Jakaltek Mayan folktales here, tales he first heard from his mother and the .

Author Victor Montejo has collected 32 Jakaltek Mayan folktales here, tales he first heard from his mother and the elders of his Guatemalan village, tales addressing such themes as creation and the natural world, mutual respect and virtuous action, all illustrated with Mayan images and Mayan artwork. These Mayan folktales give a profound and moving voice to an ancient culture and its rich history. Among these birds, the buzzard, also called the bird who cleans the world, was appreciated because of its service in cleaning the surroundings of the village that lacked toilet or sewage facilities.

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Home Browse Books Book details, The Bird Who Cleans the World: And Other Mayan. The Bird Who Cleans the World: And Other Mayan Fables. 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.

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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.

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Victor Montejo is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of. .

Victor Montejo is Professor of Native American Studies at the University of California, Davis. He is the author of El Q?anil: The Man of Lightning, Testimony: The Death of a Guatemalan Village, The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables, and Sculpted Stones: Poems. Montejo, a Popti Mayan from Jakaltenango in Guatemala's Western highlands, was both an eyewitness to much recent Mayan history as well as a US-trained academic. 15 people found this helpful.

Victor Montejo holds the position of Professor in Native American Studies at UC Davis. Wallace Kaufman is a writer and translator who currently resides in Oregon.

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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. 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. Author: Montejo, Victor.

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 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.  
Comments:
Kefrannan
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.

Wilalmaine
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

Mori
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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