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Book of the Fourth World: Reading the Native Americas through their Literature

By: Brotherston, Gordon

Price: $7.50

Seller ID: 9780521307604

ISBN: 0521307600

Condition: USED


The Book of the Fourth World offers detailed analyses of texts that range far back into the centuries of civilised life from what is now Latin- and Anglo-America. At the time of its 'discovery', the American continent was identified as the Fourth World of our planet. In the course of just a few centuries its original inhabitants, though settled there for millennia and countable in many millions, have come to be perceived as a marginal if not entirely dispensable factor in the continent's destiny. Today the term has been taken up again by its native peoples, to describe their own world: both it... View more info