Divine Horsemen: The Living Gods of Haiti (paper)
  • Author: Deren, Maya
  • Binding: Paperback
  • Pages: 366
  • Size: 5-1/2 x 8-1/2"
  • Pub. Year: 1984
  • ISBN: 0-914232-63-0
  • In Stock: Yes
Price: $16.00

Includes photographs and drawings.
Foreword by Joseph Campbell
A German language edition is published by ProMedia.
An Italian language edition is published by Il Saggiatore.

This is the classic, intimate study, movingly written with the special insight of direct encounter, which was first published in 1953 by the fledgling Thames & Hudson firm in a series edited by Joseph Campbell. Maya Deren's Divine Horsemen is recognized throughout the world as a primary source book on the culture and spirituality of Haitian Voudoun. The work includes all the original photographs and illustrations, glossary, appendices and index. It includes the original Campbell foreword along with the foreword Campbell added to a later edition.

"Divine Horsemen is the result of vast fieldwork and personal research in Haiti, and its findings are well and systematically drawn up at considerable length."
-- London Times Literary Supplement

Maya Deren's life is the subject of a multi-volume biography in progress (see: The Legend of Maya Deren). Born in Kiev in 1917, Maya Deren emigrated to the United States with her parents a few years later, grew up mainly in Syracuse, New York, and attended Syracuse University...

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