LAND OF THE MAYAS: Yesterday and Today by Carleton Beals
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LAND OF THE MAYAS: Yesterday and Today

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In the busy markets, many of the faces of today look just like some of those that were, ages ago, carved into stone""; the Mayas today, centuries after the fall of the great empire, live in the shadow of ruined cities by the undimmed light of their ancient cultures--""the love of art, of music, of flowers, of animals."" This account of present-day Mayan life, as immediate as the author's experiences is enlivened and enriched by conversations, poems, prayers, and the photographs of Marianne Greenwood which effectively convey character, costume, and environment. Skillfully reminding the reader of the past as he details the present, Mr. Beals, author of several books on South and Central America, succeeds in drawing a four-dimensional portrait of a proud people. For a maturer audience than either Barbara Beck's First Book of the Ancient Maya or Sonia Bleeker's Maya: Indians of Central America.

Pub Date: Jan. 23rd, 1967
Publisher: Abelard-Schuman