Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (Anglais) Relié – 1 janvier 1984
Descriptions du produit
Aucun appareil Kindle n'est requis. Téléchargez l'une des applis Kindle gratuites et commencez à lire les livres Kindle sur votre smartphone, tablette ou ordinateur.
Pour obtenir l'appli gratuite, saisissez votre adresse e-mail ou numéro de téléphone mobile.
Détails sur le produit
En savoir plus sur l'auteur
Commentaires en ligne
Commentaires client les plus utiles sur Amazon.com (beta)
I did not find this to be easy reading, and often stumbled over the flowery, albeit awkward sentences. She writes with passion, but she writes in the style of a memoir. But this is not a memoir. it could have been, but it's a book about the beliefs and traditions of Haitian Vodou. For that purpose, she could have cut the book in half and been more efficient to be more concise.
The most useful sections were the appendices at the end, speaking about marriage between voudisant and loa, and about indigenous influences in the religion.
If you're serious about Haiti or Vodou or religious studies, it's a good things to read. But take your time. You'll need it.
Occasionally I think about voodoo, and this is the best book about the real thing I've ever seen. I know, she was the white daughter of a prominent immigrant psychiatrist. It's a bit of a time capsule if you look at it in anthropological terms. The film she shot in Haiti was edited into "Divine Horsemen: the Living Gods of Haiti," after her death by a couple of her friends. It's beautiful.
If you've never heard of Maya Deren, buy "Maya Deren Experimental Films."