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Folk Wisdom of Mexicoby Jeff M Sellers
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Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life. Folk Wisdom of Mexicoa steady backlist seller, now with a fresh new covergathers the most delightful and enduring of these sayingsdichosin a vividly illustrated bilingual collection. Striking a perfect balance between laughter and love, fatalism and faith, these sayings offer much to celebrate and learn. Annika Maria Nelson's dramatic woodblock prints bring the proverbs gloriously to life, and a foreword by renowned poet Gary Soto helps illuminate the lasting appeal these sayings have in Mexican culture both north and south of the border. Warm and insightful, the playful and sage advice of Folk Wisdom of Mexico is sure to both awaken and entertain.
With a delightful mixture of laughter and love, fatalism and faith, the proverbs of Mexico capture the wisdom, spirit, and experience of a complex and colorful country. Over 100 authentic sayings — or dichos — are presented in this charming bilingual assortment. Compiled by a former writer for the Mexico City News, illustrated with dramatic artwork, and including a foreword by Gary Soto, the noted Chicano poet, this wise and wonderful collection will entertain, inform, and enchant readers both north and south of the border.
About the Author
Gary Soto is one of today's most celebrated Chicano writers. He has received the Literature Award from the Hispanic Heritage Foundation, and his New and Selected Poems was a finalist for the National Book Award. He lives in Berkeley, California.
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