Synopses & Reviews
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.
En boca cerrada no entran moscas. Flies don't enter a closed mouth. From Folk Wisdom of Mexico
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
Jeff M. Sellers has worked as a journalist in Mexico City and in Madrid, Spain. He now lives near Chicago.
Annika Maria Nelson studied printmaking at the University of Vienna in Austria and at the University of California at Santa Cruz. She lives in Southern California.
Gary Soto is a prolific author of books for both adults and children, and one of today's most celebrated Chicano authors. He lives in Berkeley.