9781573225618

Daughters of the Fifth Sun

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  • ISBN13:

    9781573225618

  • ISBN10:

    1573225614

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 1996-09-01
  • Publisher: Riverhead Books

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Summary

According to the sacred beliefs of the Aztec, Maya, Quiche, and other peoples of Latin America, the universe has known five ages, the present being Quinto Sol, or Fifth Sun. "In this age," asked Cuahtencoztli, an ancient Aztec philosopher, "how best is truth spoken?" He was answered by Prince Tecayehuatzin, who said, "Only flower-and-song -- floricanto -- can express truth." Daughters of the Fifth Sun is a floricanto offering: of homes and heritage, of pride and hardship, of the mundane and the magical. From national award-winners to emerging talents, the contributors to this volume represent the power and elegance of a community of writers that has produced some of the most vibrant literary work of recent years. Book jacket.

Author Biography

Barry Milligan teaches at Wright State University in Dayton, Ohio.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. xiii
Introductionp. 1
Notesp. 19
A Note on Italicsp. 24
The Weddingp. 27
Uncoilingp. 40
On Becoming Roundp. 42
Nadap. 44
(There Has to be) Something More Than Everythingp. 58
Night Vigilp. 62
The House of Quiltsp. 67
Uncle Teo's Shorthand Cookbookp. 82
Holy Relicsp. 90
Tia Mariap. 98
Four, Free, and Illegalp. 103
Along My Pathsp. 113
Ryan, Thanks for the Offerp. 115
The Kissp. 117
Bananasp. 133
Sin Palabrasp. 138
Dear Worldp. 144
Eyes of Zapatap. 147
He 2-104: A True Planetary Nebula in the Makingp. 179
The Glass Boxp. 181
Adelinap. 197
Xochitl-Poem: for Paul Perry, Joseph Booker, and the Palo Alto Writers Guildp. 202
In the Other Half of Timep. 205
From Facep. 208
An Isle of Sorrowp. 229
I Have No Companionsp. 230
Chencho's Cowp. 232
North from the River, South Insidep. 242
Loteria: La Rosap. 248
The Singing Antelopep. 254
New Mexican Confessionp. 259
Being Indian, a Candle Flame, and So Many Dying Starsp. 263
Notes on the Contributorsp. 270
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