Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians
- Pierre Clastres
In Chronicle of the Guayaki Indians, the French anthropologist Pierre Clastres gives an unsentimental yet sympathetic account of the year he spent with a little-known Paraguayan Indian tribe in 1963. First published in France in 1972 and here translated into English by the novelist Paul Auster, the book vividly describes the history, ritual, myths and culture of these now vanished people. Faber, £9.99 (pbk).