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She-Calf and Other Quechua Folk Tales

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ISBN-10: 082632195X

ISBN-13: 9780826321954

Edition: 2000

Authors: Johnny Payne

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For readers tired of everything post-modern, this collection of folk tales reminds us of the primal power fables and oral tradition hold over the imagination. In these thirty-one stories, told by Quechua speakers in highland Peru, we encounter the voice of an indigenous people on the cusp of modernity. These stories overcome stereotypes of what it means to be traditional. Yet they also entertain, instruct, and reassure us that verities exist. Classical mythology, Aesop's Fables, and Grimm's Fairy Tales have their parallels in the Quechua oral tradition. This bilingual edition, the first collection of stories from the Cusco region to be published in English, captures a rich but fast…    
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Book details

List price: $35.00
Copyright year: 2000
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
Publication date: 2/1/2000
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 277
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836

An Interloper's Introductionp. 1
The Eagles Who Raised a Childp. 15
The Woman Who Tended Ducksp. 29
The She-Calfp. 41
The Condorp. 57
The Quenap. 63
The Clever Priestp. 69
The Baker and the Loversp. 75
The Carpenter's Wifep. 83
The Shepherdessp. 89
The Pastureland Girlp. 95
The Hacienda Owner's Daughterp. 103
The Deserterp. 111
Watch Dog and Bean Blossomp. 117
Wayrurkumacha and Chinchirkumachap. 125
The Man-Bearp. 131
The Corn-Beer Sellerp. 141
What the Gringo Atep. 147
The Stupid Gringop. 151
The Rascal Priestp. 155
The Idiot (two stories)p. 161
The Fox and the Mouse (four stories)p. 173
The Boy Who Didn't Want to Eatp. 199
The Old Cronep. 207
The Farewellp. 215
The Coffin Contestp. 221
The Wandp. 231
The Promisep. 237
The River-Sirenp. 251
An Apparitionp. 257
Child Jesus, Yarn-spinnerp. 263
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