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Estrada, Alvaro

Overview
Works: 13 works in 80 publications in 7 languages and 526 library holdings
Genres: Biography  History  Folklore 
Roles: Author, Editor, Redactor, Commentator for written text
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Most widely held works by Alvaro Estrada
María Sabina : her life and chants by Alvaro Estrada( Book )

5 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 299 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Vida de María Sabina : la sabia de los hongos by Alvaro Estrada( Book )

44 editions published between 1977 and 2005 in 5 languages and held by 127 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographie de Maria Sabina, la sage aux champignons sacrés by María Sabina( Book )

12 editions published between 1979 and 1994 in French and held by 37 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Huautla en tiempo de hippies by Alvaro Estrada( Book )

4 editions published in 1996 in Spanish and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

María Sabina : Botin der heiligen Pilze : vom traditionellen Schamanentum zur weltweiten Pilzkultur( Book )

1 edition published in 1998 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Selections by María Sabina( Book )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A shaman and visionary--not a poet in any ordinary sense--Maria Sabina lived out her life in the Oaxacan mountain village of Huautla de Jimenez, and yet her words, always sung or spoken, have carried far and wide, a principal instance and a powerful reminder of how poetry can arise in a context far removed from literature as such. Seeking cures through language--with the help of Psilocybe mushrooms, said to be the source of language itself--she was, as Henry Munn describes her, "a genius [who] emerges from the soil of the communal, religious-therapeutic folk poetry of a native Mexican campesino people." She may also have been, in the words of the Mexican poet Homero Aridjis, "the greatest visionary poet in twentieth-century Latin America." These selections include a generous presentation from Sabina's recorded chants and a complete English translation of her oral autobiography, her vida, as written and arranged in her native language by her fellow Mazatec Alvaro Estrada. Accompanying essays and poems include an introduction to "The Life of Maria Sabina" by Estrada, an early description of a nighttime "mushroom velada" by the ethnomycologist R. Gordon Wasson, an essay by Henry Munn relating the language of Sabina's chants to those of other Mazatec shamans, and more
La sage aux champignons sacrés : extraits by Alvaro Estrada( )

in French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A vida de María Sabina : a sábia dos cogumelos by Alvaro Estrada( Book )

1 edition published in 1984 in Portuguese and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van María Sabina : de wijze van de paddestoelen by María Sabina( Book )

1 edition published in 2002 in Dutch and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Les champignons hallucinants by Fernando Benítez( Book )

2 editions published in 1995 in Spanish and French and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Het leven van Maria Sabina, de wijze van de paddestoelen by Alvaro Estrada( Book )

1 edition published in 1989 in Dutch and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

Maria Sabina by Alvaro Estrada( Book )

1 edition published in 1977 in Undetermined and held by 1 WorldCat member library worldwide

 
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Estrada, Alvaro

Estrada Pineda, Alvaro

Pineda, Alvaro Estrada

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