In the Sierra Madre

In the Sierra Madre

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"A stunning history of legendary treasure seekers and enigmatic natives in Mexico's Copper Canyon"

The Sierra Madre--no other mountain range in the world possesses such a ring of intrigue. In the Sierra Madre is a groundbreaking and extraordinary memoir that chronicles the astonishing history of one of the most famous, yet unknown, regions in the world. Based on his one-year sojourn among the Raramuri/Tarahumara, award-winning journalist Jeff Biggers offers a rare look into the ways of the most resilient indigenous culture in the Americas, the exploits of Mexican mountaineers, and the fascinating parade of argonauts and accidental travelers that has journeyed into the Sierra Madre over centuries. From African explorers, Bohemian friars, Confederate and Irish war deserters, French poets, Boer and Russian commandos, Apache and Mennonite communities, bewildered archaeologists, addled writers, and legendary characters including Antonin Artaud, B. Traven, Sergei Eisenstein, George Patton, Geronimo, and Pancho Villa, Biggers uncovers the remarkable treasures of the Sierra Madre.


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The author describes his travels in Mexico's Sierra Madre, combining his observations about the region's Rarámuri indigenous culture with reflections on the region's history. He also tells stories of the Mexican and foreign travelers who had traveled there before him, including French actor and writer Antonin Artaud, Russian director Sergei Eisenstein, North American writer Upton Sinclair, and Mexican revolutionary Pancho Villa. Annotation ©2006 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Blackwell North Amer
In the Sierra Madre is a groundbreaking and extraordinary memoir that chronicles the history of one of the most famous, yet unknown, regions in the world. Based on his one-year sojourn in a remote village among the Raramuri/Tarahumara in Mexico's renowned Copper Canyon, award-winning journalist Jeff Biggers offers a rare look into one of the most resilient indigenous cultures in the Americas, the exploits of Mexican mountaineers, and recounts the fascinating parade of argonauts and accidental travelers that has journeyed into the Sierra Madre over centuries. From African explorers, Bohemian friars, Confederate and Irish war deserters, French poets, Boer and Russian commandos, bewildered archaeologists, addled writers, and legendary characters including Antonin Artaud, B. Traven, Sergei Eisenstein, George Patton, Geronimo, and Pancho Villa, Biggers uncovers the remarkable treasures of the Sierra Madre.

Publisher: Urbana : University of Illinois Press, c2006
ISBN: 9780252031014
Branch Call Number: 972.16004 B483i 2006
Characteristics: xiv, 184 p. ; 24 cm

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