Edited by Johannes Wilbert and Karin Simoneau
Folk Literature of South American Indians
1,336 pp., bibl., index
0-87903-081-XCloth $65.00 Latin American Studies, Vol. 80
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The twenty-fourth and final volume of the Folk Literature of South American Indians series. Includes a description of the history and methodology of the series and a lengthy bibliography.
The major part of the book is a Motif Index (by narrative, topical, and alplhabetical) that lists the 10,150 motifs that occur in the texts of the thwenty-three narrative volumes of the series.
The Concordance of New Motifs, a subject-based list of new motifs culed from 4,259 narratives in the series, contributes 4,256 specifically South American motifs.