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To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol, and Narrative in the South American Rain Forest

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Softcover published by University of California Press, 1990 (first published 1989). By David M Guss

To Weave and Sing is the first in-depth analysis of the rich spiritual and artistic traditions of the Carib-speaking Yekuana Indians of Venezuela, who live in the dense rain forest of the upper Orinoco. Within their homeland of Ihuruna, the Yekuana have succeeded in maintaining the integrity and unity of their culture, resisting the devastating effects of acculturation that have befallen so many neighboring groups.

The author's initial point of departure is the Watunna, the Yekuana creation epic, but he finds his principal entrance into this mythic world through basketry, focusing on the eleborate kinetic designs of the round waja baskets and the stories told about them.

David M. Guss is a poet, translator, editor, folklorist, and anthropologist who has lived and worked in various parts of Latin America. He is currently Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at Tufts University.

Like new except for a little shelf wear.

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Author(s):
Guss, David M
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 cm x 23 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520071859
ISBN-13:
9780520071858
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol, and Narrative in the South American Rain Forest

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Softcover published by University of California Press, 1990 (first published 1989). By David M Guss

To Weave and Sing is the first in-depth analysis of the rich spiritual and artistic traditions of the Carib-speaking Yekuana Indians of Venezuela, who live in the dense rain forest of the upper Orinoco. Within their homeland of Ihuruna, the Yekuana have succeeded in maintaining the integrity and unity of their culture, resisting the devastating effects of acculturation that have befallen so many neighboring groups.

The author's initial point of departure is the Watunna, the Yekuana creation epic, but he finds his principal entrance into this mythic world through basketry, focusing on the eleborate kinetic designs of the round waja baskets and the stories told about them.

David M. Guss is a poet, translator, editor, folklorist, and anthropologist who has lived and worked in various parts of Latin America. He is currently Professor Emeritus in Anthropology at Tufts University.

Like new except for a little shelf wear.

Author(s):
Guss, David M
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
15 cm x 23 cm, 6 in x 9 in
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-10:
0520071859
ISBN-13:
9780520071858
Number of pages:
274
Publisher:
University of California Press
Title:
To Weave and Sing: Art, Symbol, and Narrative in the South American Rain Forest

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