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Paredes, Américo 1915-1999

Overview
Works: 105 works in 401 publications in 4 languages and 14,610 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Music  Poetry  Drama  Psychological fiction  Western films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Compiler, Translator, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3531.A525, 398.20972
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Folktales of Mexico by Américo Paredes( Book )

10 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and held by 1,202 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero by Américo Paredes( Book )

41 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This classic work in Mexican American folklore tells the story of Gregorio Cortez Lira, an outlaw whose chase, capture and imprisonment became legendary. Deftly woven into the story is a portrait of the border country and its history
A Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the lower border by Américo Paredes( )

8 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 848 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Synopsis: The folksongs of Texas's Mexican population pulsate with the lives of folk heroes, gringos, smugglers, generals, jailbirds, and beautiful women. In his cancionero, or songbook, Americo Paredes presents sixty-six of these songs in bilingual text-along with their music, notes on tempo and performance, and discography. Manuel Pena's new foreword situates these songs within the main currents of Mexican American music
Toward new perspectives in folklore by Américo Paredes( Book )

19 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 794 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The urban experience and folk tradition by Américo Paredes( Book )

12 editions published in 1971 in English and Undetermined and held by 686 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folklore and culture on the Texas-Mexican border by Américo Paredes( Book )

11 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 521 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

11 scholarly articles by noted authority in the field of folklore & Chicano studies; with a chronological bibliography of Paredes writings. An analytical look at Texas & Mexican social life & customs, exemplified in folk tales
George Washington Gómez : a Mexicotexan novel by Américo Paredes( Book )

29 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 514 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Episodes of guerrilla warfare, land grabs, racism, jingoism and abuses by the Texas Rangers make this an adventure novel as well as one of reflection on the making of modern day Texas
Mexican-American authors by Américo Paredes( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 480 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Nineteen selections by 12 Mexican American authors are given in this book containing selected pieces of Mexican American literature written (in English) over the past half century. The selections include legends, songs, adventure stories, poems, and a play (with accompanying topics for discussion provided with each selection). Various viewpoints and attitudes are expressed, with a number of the authors telling their own versions of the Chicano experience. A short biography of each author is given before his selections. Also included is a 64-item list of Spanish words and phrases with definitions. (Nq)
The hammon and the beans and other stories by Américo Paredes( Book )

8 editions published in 1994 in English and Spanish and held by 318 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The ongoing struggle of Mexican-Americans between their Mexican past and their American future. The cultural confrontation is taken all the way to the Far East with stories on Mexican-American soldiers fighting the Korean War and living in Japan. By the author of With His Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero
Between two worlds by Américo Paredes( Book )

4 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 289 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This landmark collection is a life's work in poetry by the famous folklorist, novelist and mentor of at least two generations of Chicano scholars and writers. Comprised of a selection of Paredes' poems from the 1930s and 1940s, some of which were published in Texas newspapers, the poetry has both historical and literary merit
The shadow by Américo Paredes( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 264 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A Latin American revolutionary, famous in war, struggles to adapt to peace. The hero made his name destroying the old, but does he have what it takes to build the new? By a Mexican writer, author of Between Two Worlds
Américo Paredes : in his own words, an authorized biography by Manuel Medrano( Book )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and Undetermined and held by 212 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Amrico Paredes (1915-1999) was a folklorist, scholar, and professor at the University of Texas at Austin who is widely acknowledged as one of the founding scholars of Chicano Studies. With the publication of "With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero in 1958, Paredes soon emerged as a challenger to the status quo. His book questioned the mythic nature of the Texas Rangers and provided an alternative counter-cultural narrative to the existing traditional narratives. He is credited with introducing the concept of Greater Mexico, decades before its wider acceptance today among t
A Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the Lower Border by Américo Paredes( Book )

18 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in 3 languages and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Songbook of the Lower Rio Grande Border country with music and its history
Uncle Remus con chile by Américo Paredes( Book )

5 editions published between 1992 and 1993 in Spanish and English and held by 193 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Humanidad : essays in honor of George I. Sánchez by Américo Paredes( Book )

5 editions published in 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The décima on the Texas-Mexican border by Américo Paredes( Book )

14 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and Undetermined and held by 50 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Folk medicine and the intercultural jest by Américo Paredes( Book )

9 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Estados Unidos, México y el machismo by Américo Paredes( Book )

13 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in 3 languages and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Anglo-American in Mexican Folklore by Américo Paredes( Book )

14 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American extremes : (Extremos de América) by Daniel Cosío Villegas( Book )

7 editions published in 1964 in English and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero
Alternative Names
Americo Paredes Amerikaans romanschrijver (1915-1999)

Parédes, Americo

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A Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the lower borderFolklore and culture on the Texas-Mexican borderGeorge Washington Gómez : a Mexicotexan novelThe hammon and the beans and other storiesBetween two worldsThe shadowAmérico Paredes : in his own words, an authorized biographyA Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the Lower BorderUncle Remus con chile