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By José E. Limón

Several biographies of Américo Paredes were released over the past decade, but they typically disregard the paradoxical nature of his life's paintings. Embarking on an in-depth, serious exploration of the numerous physique of labor produced through Paredes, José E. Limón (one of Paredes's scholars and now himself one of many world's major students in Mexican American reviews) places the highlight on Paredes as a scholar/citizen who bridged a number of arenas of Mexican American cultural existence in the course of a time of excessive social switch and cultural renaissance.

Serving as a counterpoint to hagiographic commentaries, Américo Paredes demanding situations and corrects winning readings by way of modern critics of Paredes's Asian interval and of such works because the novel George Washington Gómez, illuminating new features in Paredes's function as a folklorist and public highbrow. Limón additionally explores how the sector of cultural stories has drifted clear of folklore, or "the poetics of daily life," whereas he examines the characteristics of Mexican American expressive tradition. He additionally investigates the scholarly paradigm of ethnography itself, a stimulating inquiry that boosts readings of Paredes's best-known examine, "With His Pistol in His Hand," and different works. Underscoring Paredes's position in folklore and Mexican American literary construction, the ebook questions the moving reception of Paredes all through his educational profession, eventually delivering a deep hermeneutics of largely various paintings. providing new conceptions, interpretations, and views, Américo Paredes provides this pivotal literary determine and his legacy the severe research they deserve.

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