Chimalman, and Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

Chimalman, and Other Poems (Classic Reprint)

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Excerpt from Chimalman, and Other Poems The sweet idyllic story of Chimalman is unique among Indian myths, being absolutely native to Mex ican folk-history, from their genesis in north-central Mexico about the year 700 A. D. When conquest brought Christian history into this mission field, the Jesuit and Franciscan fathers were greatly astounded by the similarity Of this tale to the beautiful religious version of the Virgin Mary's life. Their belief was that the Chimalman story was a grotesque perversion of some Biblical narrative caught from the lips Of an edu cated white captive; but later investigation proves it to be an original Mexican idea, nearly a thousand years Old at the time Of the Spanish conquest. It is only given in brief in any books at the author's disposal, and she has read much in both public and private libraries. All characters have been the creation Of the author's fancy, except the general idea of Chimalman and the identity of the deities of the Aztec pantheon. The plan of this series Of tiny plays, is to introduce a sin gle scene in the life of the god Quetzalcoatl in each one; and a further series of plays, already begun, will complete this Quetzalcoatl Cycle in a dozen playlets, with connecting lyrics to complete the idea. Three only Of these plays are included in the present volume. About the Publisher Forgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at This book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully; any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 100 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 8mm | 290g
  • English
  • 4 Illustrations; Illustrations, black and white
  • 0483360163
  • 9780483360167