Join the Conversation

Join the Conversation

Sign up today to hear about books and authors from an independent bookstore near you.

Latin American Folktales

Latin American Folktales Cover

Latin American Folktales

Stories from Hispanic and Indian Traditions

By John Bierhorst

Pantheon Books, Paperback, 9780375714399, 400pp.

Publication Date: September 9, 2003

Advertisement
Description
The wisdom and artistry of storytellers from Hispanic and Indian traditions preserve one of the world's richest folktale traditions--combining the lore of medieval Europe, the ancient Near East, and pre-Columbian America. Gathered from twenty countries, including the United States, the stories are brought together here in a core collection of one hundred tales arranged in the form of a velorio, or wake, the most frequent occasion for public storytelling. This is the first panoramic anthology of Hispano-American folk narratives in any language.

Part of the Pantheon Fairy Tale and Folklore Library


About the Author
JOHN BIERHORST is the author, editor, or translator of more than thirty books on Native American lore, including Latin American Folktales, The Mythology of South America, The Mythology of North America, and The Mythology of Mexico and Central America.


Praise For Latin American Folktales

"A cornucopia of magic and myth . . . Beware, for the pages of this volume—filled with tricksters, witches, and ghosts—are enchanted!"
—Ilan Stavans

Advertisement