Sunday, January 6, 2019

Review: The Popol Vuh

The Popol Vuh The Popol Vuh by Michael Bazzett
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

"Here we will write. Here we will plant the ancient word of the beginning, the origin of all that was done in the citadel of K'iche', among the people of K'iche' nation."

An epic poem of creation and culture from the K'iche' people of what is now Guatemala, newly translated into verse by Michael Bazzett.

I found it breathtaking and intriguing throughout, but I especially liked the long period before the humans turn up, and how many elements of the culture are embedded into the creation story.

"Surely, we await the dawn."

I received an early copy from the publisher in exchange for an honest review, but I was belated in reading it and it is already available.

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