In this Book

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The cream of a large collection of Mexican lore has been accumulated over many years, partly through contributions by lovers of the gente all over the Southwest and partly through editor J. Frank Dobie's ramblings in northern Mexico. Tales make up the largest category; however, more realistic are the accounts of Mexican customs and sayings. Another type of popular expression is the corrido, or ballad, and the tall tale is well represented, too, especially in connection with two mighty folk-heroes, Juan Oso and Catorce.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover Page
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  1. Title Page
  2. p. i
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  1. Copyright Page
  2. p. ii
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  1. Dedication Page
  2. pp. iii-v
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  1. Prefatory Wisdom
  2. pp. vi-x
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  1. Contents
  2. p. xi
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  1. A Pack Load of Mexican Tales
  2. pp. 1-87
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  1. The Wonderful Chirrionera
  2. pp. 88-100
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  1. Br'er Coyote
  2. pp. 101-106
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  1. The Bullet-Swallower
  2. pp. 107-114
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  1. Tales from San Elizario
  2. pp. 115-121
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  1. The Metamorphosis of a Folk Tale
  2. pp. 122-134
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  1. How the Tehuana Women Became Handsome
  2. pp. 135-142
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  1. The Flaming Flower
  2. pp. 143-151
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  1. Juan García Goes to Heaven
  2. pp. 152-158
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  1. The Eagle Lover
  2. pp. 159-161
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  1. Legends from Durango
  2. pp. 162-174
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  1. Holy Ghost Canyon
  2. pp. 175-183
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  1. Old-Time New Mexican Usages
  2. pp. 184-189
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  1. Sons of the Devil
  2. pp. 190-193
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  1. Catorce
  2. pp. 194-200
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  1. The Little White Dog
  2. pp. 201-210
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  1. Ranchero Sayings of the Border
  2. pp. 211-220
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  1. Songs of the Mexican Migration
  2. pp. 221-245
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  1. The Enchanted City of Monte Albán
  2. pp. 246-249
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  1. The Texas Folk-Lore Society
  2. pp. 250-252
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 253-255
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  1. Index
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  1. National Endowment for the Humanities Funding Information
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781574410969
Related ISBN
9781574410969
MARC Record
OCLC
57192648
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
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