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The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations, J.M.G. Le Clézio ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan

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The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations
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The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations
Statement of responsibility
J.M.G. Le Clézio ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"Not one dream but many unfold in J.M.G. Le Clezio's conjuring of the consciousness of Mexico, a powerful evocation of the imaginings that made and unmade an ancient culture. "What motivated me," Le Clezio has said, "was a sort of dream about what has disappeared and what could have been." A widely respected French novelist who for many years has studied pre-Columbian Mexico, Le Clezio imagined how the thought of early Indian civilizations might have evolved if not for the interruption of European conquest." "In an unprecedented way, his book takes us into the dream that was the religion of the Aztecs, which in its own apocalyptic visions anticipated the coming of the Spanish conquerors. Here the dream of the conquistadores rises before us, too, the glimmering idea of gold drawing Europe into the Mexican dream. Against the religion and thought of the Aztecs and the Tarascans and the Europeans in Mexico, Le Clezio also shows us those of the "barbarians" of the north, the nomadic Indians beyond the pale of the Aztec frontier." "Finally, Le Clezio's book is a dream of the present, a meditation on what in Amerindian civilizations - in their language, in their way of telling tales, of wanting to survive their own destruction - moved the poet, playwright, and actor Antonin Artaud and motivates Le Clezio in this book. The author's deep identification with pre-Columbian cultures, whose faith told them the wheel of time would bring their gods and their beliefs back to them, finds fitting expression in this extraordinary book, which brings the dream around."--Jacket
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1940-
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Le Clézio, J.-M. G.
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972/.018
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Language note
Originally published in French as: Le rêve mexicain, ou, La pensée interrompue, 1988
LC call number
F1230
LC item number
.L3413 1993
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Conquest of Mexico (1519-1540)
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Civilization
  • Indian philosophy
  • Indians of Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
  • Mexico
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The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations, J.M.G. Le Clézio ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
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http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/uchi051/93017029.html
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-221)
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The dream of the conquerors -- The dream of origins -- Mexican myths -- Nezahualcoyotl, or the Festival of Words -- The barbarian dream -- Antonin Artaud, or the Mexican Dream -- The interrupted thought of Amerindian Civilizations
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9780226110028
Lccn
93017029
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unmediated
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rdamedia
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n
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  • (OCoLC)27814151
  • (OCoLC)ocm27814151
  • 153118
Label
The Mexican dream, or, The interrupted thought of Amerindian civilizations, J.M.G. Le Clézio ; translated by Teresa Lavender Fagan
Link
http://catdir.loc.gov/catdir/toc/uchi051/93017029.html
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 209-221)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The dream of the conquerors -- The dream of origins -- Mexican myths -- Nezahualcoyotl, or the Festival of Words -- The barbarian dream -- Antonin Artaud, or the Mexican Dream -- The interrupted thought of Amerindian Civilizations
Dimensions
21 cm
Extent
x, 221 pages
Isbn
9780226110028
Lccn
93017029
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
map
System control number
  • (OCoLC)27814151
  • (OCoLC)ocm27814151
  • 153118
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