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    DescriptionIn pre-Colombian Mexico, song and dance were vital components of daily life. However, all that is left of this vast tradition of lyrical verse are fewer than 200 poems, most contained in three codices written just after the Spanish conquest. In this new translation, David Bowles employs the tools of English verse to craft accessible, powerful versions of selected songs from the Aztec and Mayan civilizations, striking a balance between the features of the original performance and the expectations of modern readers of poetry. With full-color illustrations, a thorough glossary and insightful introduction, 'Flower, Song, Dance' brings a neglected literary tradition to life for the 21st-century.


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    Title
    Flower, Song, Dance
    Subtitle
    Mayan and Aztec Poetry
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) David Bowles
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 146
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 229 mm
    Thickness: 8 mm
    Weight: 204 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780985255282
    ISBN 10: 0985255285
    Classifications

    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1KBB
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.1
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DCF, JFSL9
    Ingram Subject Code: PO
    Ingram Theme: CULT/LATAME
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET150
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/NATAMR, TOPC/DEATH
    BISAC V2.8: POE015000, POE012000, POE023010
    Illustrations note
    colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Lamar University Press
    Imprint name
    Lamar University Press
    Publication date
    10 August 2013