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The Bird Who Cleans the World and Other Mayan Fables
by Victor Montejo
Northwestern University Press, 1991
Cloth: 978-0-915306-93-0 | Paper: 978-1-880684-03-0
Library of Congress Classification F1465.2.J3M65 1991

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ABOUT THIS BOOK
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. 
 

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