New PDF release: The Olson Codex: Projective Verse and the Problem of Mayan

By Dennis Tedlock

ISBN-10: 0826357180

ISBN-13: 9780826357182

This exploration of the impression of Mayan hieroglyphics at the nice American poet Charles Olson (1910–1970) is a crucial rfile within the heritage of recent global verse. Olson spent six months within the Yucatan in 1951 learning Maya tradition and language, an interlude that has been mostly ignored by way of scholars of his paintings. Like Olson and Robert Creeley, Olson’s disciple who released Olson’s letters from Mexico, the poet Dennis Tedlock taught on the college of Buffalo. not like his predecessors, Tedlock was once additionally a pupil of Maya language and tradition, well known for his translations from indigenous American languages, significantly the Popul Vuh, the Maya construction tale. within the Olson Codex, Tedlock describes and examines Olson’s efforts to decipher Mayan hieroglyphics, giving Olson’s paintings in Mexico where it merits inside of twentieth-century poetry and poetics.

Dennis Tedlock (1939–2016) was once the McNulty Professor of English and study Professor of Anthropology at SUNY at Buffalo and a examine affiliate on the Museum of foreign folks paintings in Santa Fe. He and his spouse, famous anthropologist Barbara Tedlock, have been presented the yank Anthropological organization President’s Award for his or her paintings and management for the magazine American Anthropologist.

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