Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World

Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World Who were the poets of Mexico in the days of Aztec splendor What were the poems of a culture so different from our own In this first English language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poet

  • Title: Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World
  • Author: Miguel León-Portilla
  • ISBN: 9780806132914
  • Page: 216
  • Format: Paperback
  • Fifteen Poets of the Aztec World

    Who were the poets of Mexico in the days of Aztec splendor What were the poems of a culture so different from our own In this first English language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, an expansion of his classic Trece poetas del mundo azteca, Miguel Le n Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by GraceWho were the poets of Mexico in the days of Aztec splendor What were the poems of a culture so different from our own In this first English language translation of a significant corpus of Nahuatl poetry into English, an expansion of his classic Trece poetas del mundo azteca, Miguel Le n Portilla was assisted in his rethinking, augmenting, and rewriting in English by Grace Lobanov Biographies of fifteen composers of Nahuatl verse and analyses of their work are followed by their extant poems in Nahuatl and in English.The poets fourteen men and one woman lived in the central highlands of Mexico and spoke Nahuatl, the language of the Aztecs, Texcocans, Tlaxcalans, and several other chiefdoms These authors of flower and song a Nahuatl metaphor for poetry, art, and symbolism lived during the fourteenth, fifteenth, and sixteenth centuries Sources for the poems included indigenous codices, books of songs now unfortunately lost, and renditions of them preserved by the Nahuatl oral tradition, which survived the Spanish Conquest and were recorded by several young natives in two manuscripts.

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    1. Jocelyn Gallardo

      La poes a n huatl, con las otras formas de creaci n art stica, es testimonio, el m s humano, de lo que fue la vida y el pensamiento en el M xico antiguo Yectli yan xochitl, Son flores hermosas, manocpac xochiuh con las flores que est n sobre m , ma ic ninapan yo me adorno in noxochiuh, son mis flores, ni chalcatl soy una de Chalco, ni cihuatl soy mujer

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