En Pocas Palabras

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José Antonio Burciaga, Carol Christensen, Thomas Christensen
Mercury House, Jan 1, 1997 - Social Science - 267 pages
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The author of Drink Cultura gathered this generous bilingual compilation of Latino folk sayings--dichos. Arranged by theme, these dichos express Latino wit and wisdom about subjects from Ability, Adversity, and Advice to Work, Writing, and Youth.

José Antonio Burciaga was born in El Paso and taught at Stanford. His previous books include Drink Cultura: Chicanismo, Spilling the Beans: Lotería Chicano , and Undocumented Love . He was a Literature winner of the Hispanic Heritage Awards. He died in 1996 as this book was going to press.

"José Antonio Burciaga has done it again! His book of Latino folk sayings is a mesmerizing goldmine of the wisdom and wit of a people who can laugh off any hardships. As a true poet, Burciaga has come out with real jewels. Some can make us laugh; others ca make us cry; all come from the deepest realm of our collective sould and heart."--Francisco X. Alarcón

"Our young people need to hear his voice and the older generation needs to remember the causes for our uproar."--Gary Soto

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User Review  - bezoar44 - LibraryThing

From the book's subtitle ('A compendium of Latino folk wit and wisdom') and description in our local library catalog, I thought this must be a selection of anecdotes, parables, and humorous stories ... Read full review

Review: In Few Words/En Pocas Palabras: A Compendium of Latino Folk Wit and Wisdom

User Review  - Candy - Goodreads

It's a great collection of "dichos" with English translations. There were quite a few that reminded me of my abuelita. Read full review


PrefacePrologo porJoseAntonio Burciaga viii Contents
LifeLa vida
Lifes PleasuresLai alegrias
The SexesLos sexos
FamilyLa familia
PoliticsLa politico
On Time tiempo
Character er Fate cardctery el destino
FortuneLa for tuna
Good 6 EvilEl maly el bien
Wisdom 6 FollyLa sabiduriay la tonterta
FarewellsLai despedidas

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