The London Review of Books features a review of Hans Staden's True History: An Account of Cannibal Captivity in Brazil. (The full review is not available for non-subscribers on the LRB's website, but author John Elliott provides the full text here.) The book will be published in August. Staden's 1557 account of his captivity by Brazil's Tupi Indians has not been available in English since 1929. Duke's new translation includes an introduction by noted anthropologist Neil L. Whitehead. Elliott writes of the original: "[Staden's] account proved to be immensely influential in shaping the European vision of America, not only because of the gripping story it told, but also because, when it was published in Marburg in 1557, it was accompanied by 56 crude woodcut illustrations, all reproduced in this new edition. As Whitehead comments, these illustrations, which move in unison with the narrative, add enormously to the effectiveness of the text. But it was the reworking of 28 of them in copperplate engravings by Theodor de Bry that implanted the image of the Brazilian cannibal indelibly in the European consciousness, even though it deprived the illustrations of part of their context and immediacy."