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Invitation to World Literature

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Recommended Translations & Editions




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Allen Christenson, Popol Vuh: The Sacred Book of the Maya, University of Oklahoma Press, 2007.

http://www.amazon.com/Popol-Vuh-American-Spirituality-Translated/dp/0806138394/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273588522&sr=1-1

This is our recommended text. A clear and eloquent recent translation, with an excellent introduction, notes, and color illustrations of Mayan art and life. An extensive web site based on this translation is available at http://www.mesoweb.com/publications/Christenson/index.html

Dennis Tedlock, Popol Vuh: The Definitive Edition of the Maya Book of the Dawn of Life and the Glories of Gods and Kings, Touchstone, 1996.

http://www.amazon.com/Popol-Vuh-Definitive-Mayan-Glories/dp/0684818450/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1273588537&sr=1-1

A highly poetic, prize-winning translation developed in consultation with Andres Xiloz, a contemporary Mayan healer and sage.