Golden UFOs - the Indian Poems

Golden UFOs - the Indian Poems : Los Ovnis De Oro - Poemas Indios

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In 1898, Tahirassawichi went to Washington, only to speak about religion, (as he told the American government) only to preserve the prayers. And the Capitol did not impress him. The Library of Congress was all right but not fit to keep the sacred objects which could only be kept in his mud hut (which was crumbling). When by the Washington Monument they asked him if he wanted to go up the elevator or the stairs he answered: "I will not go up. White men heap stones to climb on them. I shall not climb up. I have climbed the mountains that Tirawa made." And Tahirassawichi told the State Department: "Tirawas Hut is the round blue sky (we do not like to have clouds between Tirawa and us) The first thing to do is to choose a sacred place to live in a place devoted to Tirawa, where man may be silent and meditate." from "Tahirassawichi in Washington". Interweaving myth, legend, history, and contemporary reality, and ranging over the great expanse of North and South America and more than a thousand years of history, "Golden UFOs" takes on an epic quality. Cardenal speaks of assaults on the Iroquois Nation, of political and cultural life in ancient Mexico, contemporary Andean hope for a messianic return of the Inka, the Ghost Dance movement, the disappearance of the buffalo, Pawnee marches of peace and reconciliation, U.S. policy during the Vietnam War, human rights in Central America, an early Jesuit utopia among the Guaran', Quetzalc-atl, and a great number of other subjects. Each text is rich with history, poetry, and spiritual insight. This bilingual edition is the only complete collection of Father Cardenal's Indian poems in either Spanish or English. The poet himself has checked and approved the translations and the glossary of cultural and historical referents.show more

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  • Hardback | 480 pages
  • 154 x 236 x 36mm | 780.17g
  • Indiana University Press
  • Bloomington, IN, United States
  • English
  • Ill.
  • 0253313023
  • 9780253313027

About Ernesto Cardenal

ERNESTO CARDENAL, poet, priest, and revolutionary, foresees a new order for humanity. Early on, his opposition to the Nicaraguan dictator Somoza nearly cost him his life. With Thomas Merton s encouragement, he began his studies of Native American culture and history. He was later Minister of Culture in the Sandinista government. MONIQUE ALTSCHUL completed a thesis on Melville under Jorge Luis Borges and has taught at Iowa State University. Her Mitominas is a multimedia women s project. CARLOS ATLSCHUL, a psychologist, teaches at the Universidad de Buenos Aires. His essays on James Joyce have appeared in Sur."show more

Table of contents

INTRODUCTION LOS OVNIS DO ORO GOLDEN UFOS NELE KANTULE NELE OF KANTULE ENTREVISTA CON EL CACIQUE YABILIGUINA INTERVIEW WITH CACIQUE YABILIGUINA LA TIERRA QUE DIOS NOS ENTREGO THE LAND GOD GAVE US SIERRA NEVADA SIERRA NEVADA LOS YARUROS THE YARUROS LA ARCADIA PERIDIDA LOST ARCADIA LOS HIJOS DEL BOSQUE DE LAS PALABRAS-ALMAS THE SONS OF THE FOREST OF THE WORDS-SOULS KAYANERENHKOWA KAYANERENHKOWA TAHIRASSAWICHI EN WASHINGTON TAHIRASSAWICHI IN WASHINGTON MARCHAS PAWNEES PAWNEE MARCHES LA DANZA DEL ESPIRITU THE GHOST DANCE GRABACIONES DE LA PIPA SAGRADA THE SACRED PIPE RECORDINGS CANTARES MEXICANOS I II III IV V VI VII MEXICAN SONGS I II III IV V VI VII NEZAHUALCOYOTL NEZAHUALCOYATL LOS TLAMATINIMES THE TLAMATINIMES IN XOCHITL IN CUICATL IN XOCHITL IN CUICATL QUETZALCOATL ZUETZALCOATL LA NINA NAHUATL THE NAHUATL GIRL MILPA MILPA LA CARRETERA CAUSEWAY BAJO EL COMAL NEGRO UNDER THE BLACK COMAL LAS CIUDADES PERDIDAS LOST CITIES MAYAPAN MAYAPAN KATUN 11 AHAU KATUN 11 AHAU 8 AHAU 8 AHAU ARDILLA DE LOS TUNES DE UN KATUN SQUIRREL OF THE TUNS OF A KATUN ORACULOS DE TIKAL (DE UN AH KIN DE KU) ORACLES OF TIKAL (FROM AN AH KIN OF KU) ECONOMIA DE TAHUANTINSUYU THE ECONOMY OF AHUANTINSUYU EL SECRETO DE MACHU-PICCHU THE SECRET OF MACHU PICCHU GLOSSARYshow more

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