Dennis Tedlock

Dennis Tedlock was an American anthropologist, linguist, and author known for his extensive work on Mayan literature and culture. He was a Distinguished Professor of English and Anthropology at the State University of New York at Buffalo. Tedlock's translations and interpretations of Mayan texts, particularly the Popol Vuh, have been highly influential in the field of ethnopoetics and the study of indigenous Mesoamerican literature and oral traditions.


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  1. 1. Popol Vuh: The Mayan Book of the Dawn of Life

    This book provides a comprehensive English translation of the Popol Vuh, the ancient Mayan creation myth. The narrative covers the genesis of the world, the adventures of the Hero Twins, the creation of humans, and the establishment of the Mayan civilization. The book also includes extensive commentary and notes, providing readers with a deeper understanding of the cultural and historical context of the Mayan myth.

    The 2029th Greatest Book of All Time