El fin de los Montioc

Title: El fin de los montioc.
Publisher: Alias.
Author: Elisa Ramírez Castañeda.
Language: Spanish.
Size: 23 x 17 cm.
Pages: 360.
Binding: Softcover.
Printing: two-inks.
ISBN: 978-607-7985-24-2.


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“El fin de los montioc”, published in 1985, was from the start a book of difficult classification: neither literature nor ethnography. Too many descriptions of festivals, fishing and iguanas to be a book of oral tradition; too many non-Huave texts to be a faithful portrait of an indigenous culture; too many personal narratives and digressions to be scientific anthropology. However, the publication was very successful among the following generations of researchers and encouragingly so, among Huave teachers and scholars, now interested in a tradition previously deplored. The narrative force of the stories allowed for the most diverse uses: musicians who reused the turtle’s speeches, poets who named the soul in the manner of the Huaves, doctors who analyzed the rabbit syndrome, ecologists who always associated rain with fishing. – Elisa Ramirez Castañeda.
For this edition Alias recovers the one published by the National Institute of Anthropology and History in 1987. With this we seek to provide the public with a book that explores creative thought and human imagination from other trenches that are not necessarily related to our history or perspective of art. Unique vignettes by artist Dr. Lakra, inspired by the unique flora, fauna and culture of the region, are added to this edition.


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