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Title Parallel worlds : genre, discourse, and poetics in contemporary, colonial, and classic period Maya Literature / edited by Kerry M. Hull and Michael D. Carrasco.
Published Boulder : University Press of Colorado, c2012.
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Edition 4th ed.
Description xi, 493 p. : ill., map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents The narrative structure of Chol folktales: one thousand years of literary tradition / Nicholas A. Hopkins and Kathryn Josserand -- Syntactic inversion (hyperbaton) as a literary device in Maya hieroglyphic texts / Alfonso Lacadena -- Poetic tenacity: a diachronic study of kennings in Mayan languages / Kerry M. Hull -- The history, rhetoric, and poetics of three Palenque narratives / Michael D. Carrasco -- Understanding discourse: beyond couplets and calendrics first / Lloyd B. Anderson -- Drawing and designing with words / Dennis Tedlock -- Narrative structure and the drum major headdress / Karen Bassie-Sweet, Nicholas A. Hopkins, and J. Kathryn Josserand -- Creation narratives in the postclassic Maya codices / Gabrielle Vail -- Some historical continuities in Lowland Maya magical speech genres: keying shamanic performance / Timothy W. Knowlton -- Appropriating sacred speech: aesthetics and authority in colonial Ch'olti' / Danny Law -- Poetics in the Popol Wuj / Luis Enrique Sam Colop -- The use of chiasmus by the ancient K'iche' Maya / Allen J. Christenson -- Before poetry, the words: a metalinguistic digression / Aurore Monod Becquelin and Alain Breton -- Humor through Yucatec Mayan stories / Allan F. Burns -- A comparison of narrative style in Mopan and Itzaj Mayan / Charles Andrew Hofling -- The lights dim but don't go out on the stars of Yucatec Maya oral literature / Mary H. Preuss -- To speak the words of Colonial Tzotzil / Robert M. Laughlin.
Subject Maya literature -- History and criticism.
Maya poetry -- History and criticism.
Related Names Hull, Kerry M.
Carrasco, Michael.
ISBN 9781607321798 (hardcover : alk. paper)
1607321793 (hardcover : alk. paper)
9781607321804 (e-book)
1607321807 (e-book)
OCLC number 769429708