Mexican-American folklore: legends, songs, festivals, proverbs, crafts, tales of saints, of revolutionaries, and more

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August House, 1988 - Literary Criticism - 314 pages
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Mexican-Americans of today are richly nourished by the folklore of three cultures - Indian, Spanish & Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes proverbs, riddles & folksongs, folk narrative from Pancho Villa to urban ghosts, saints to revolutionaries. Materials date from several generations back, as well as very recent adaptations of customs to modern life.

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Contents

Introduction
9
The World of the MexicanAmericans
27
Folk Speech and Naming
33
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