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Paredes, Américo 1915-1999

Overview
Works: 117 works in 448 publications in 4 languages and 15,416 library holdings
Genres: History  Fiction  Music  Folk literature  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Historical fiction  Drama  Western films  Film adaptations 
Roles: Author, Editor, Translator, Compiler, Performer, Bibliographic antecedent
Classifications: PS3531.A525, 813.54
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Américo Paredes : in his own words, an authorized biography by Manuel Medrano( )

8 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 1,517 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
"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero by Américo Paredes( Book )

47 editions published between 1958 and 2010 in English and Spanish and held by 1,232 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
Folktales of Mexico by Américo Paredes( Book )

12 editions published between 1970 and 1974 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,179 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A scholarly collection of Mexican tales that still thrive in oral literature and in fiestas, which combine legend, dance, ritual, carnival, and drama. The great and central fact of Mexican folklore is the Spanish-Indian synthesis. The concentrated period of Spanish conquest (1519-21) led immediately into racial and cultural confluence, heralded by the Aztec identification of Cortes with the white god Quetzalcoatl and aided by Franciscan and Jesuit missionaries sympathetic to the natives
Between two worlds by Américo Paredes( )

7 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 899 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
A Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the lower border by Américo Paredes( )

11 editions published between 1976 and 1995 in 4 languages and held by 847 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
George Washington Gómez : a Mexicotexan novel by Américo Paredes( Book )

37 editions published between 1990 and 2014 in English and Spanish and held by 846 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
Toward new perspectives in folklore by Américo Paredes( Book )

18 editions published between 1972 and 2000 in English and Undetermined and held by 781 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1970 and 1971 in English and held by 678 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1992 and 1995 in English and Multiple languages and held by 524 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
Mexican-American authors by Américo Paredes( Book )

12 editions published between 1972 and 1976 in 3 languages and held by 474 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 )

11 editions published between 1994 and 2017 in English and Spanish and held by 435 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
The shadow by Américo Paredes( Book )

4 editions published in 1998 in English and held by 350 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
A Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the Lower Border by Américo Paredes( Book )

19 editions published between 1976 and 2001 in English and Spanish and held by 207 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 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

4 editions published in 1977 in English and held by 136 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

12 editions published between 1966 and 1969 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

10 editions published between 1968 and 1969 in English and held by 40 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published between 1967 and 1971 in Spanish and English and held by 34 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

13 editions published in 1966 in English and Undetermined and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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

8 editions published between 1964 and 1970 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its hero
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"With his pistol in his hand" : a border ballad and its heroBetween two worldsA Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the lower borderGeorge Washington Gómez : a Mexicotexan novelFolklore and culture on the Texas-Mexican borderThe hammon and the beans and other storiesThe shadowA Texas-Mexican cancionero : folksongs of the Lower BorderUncle Remus con chile
Alternative Names
Americo Paredes Amerikaans romanschrijver (1915-1999)

Américo Paredes écrivain américain

Parédes, Americo

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