Anthropology

Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians

    Translated by
  • Paul Auster

Paperback

Price:
$21.95 / £18.99
ISBN:
Published:
01/29/2001
Copyright:
1998
Pages:
352
Size:
6 x 9 in.
Illus:
53 b/w illus.
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Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians is Pierre Clastres’s account of his 1963–64 encounter with this small Paraguayan tribe, a precise and detailed recording of the history, ritual, myths, and culture of this remarkably unique, and now vanished, people. “Determined not to let the slightest detail” escape him or to leave unanswered the many questions prompted by his personal experiences, Clastres follows the Guayaki in their everyday lives.

Now available for the first time in a stunningly beautiful translation by Paul Auster, Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians radically alters not only the Western academic conventions in which other cultures are thought but also the discipline of political anthropology itself.

Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians was awarded the Alta Prize in nonfiction by the American Literary Translators Association.