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Mexican-American folklore: Legends, songs, festivals, proverbs, crafts, tales of saints, of revolutionaries, and more (The American folklore series)(SIGNED)

West, John O.

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ISBN 10: 0874830605 / ISBN 13: 9780874830606
Published by U.S.A.: August House, 1955
Condition: As New Hardcover
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A fresh, as-new hardcover copy with a clean, well-bound interior and a flawless, illustrated exterior. No jacket. SIGNED by the author on endpaper. 6.25"x9.25", 314 pages. "This volume is a partt of The American Folklore Series." Includes tons of vintage photograph illustrations. Indexed. To access more books related to folklore and Mexico, or for more signed books, go to and search using our unique keywords FLKLR, MEXBX, and/or SIGNEDBX, or visit our shop in Fort Worth. Bookseller Inventory # GMSC 811

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Title: Mexican-American folklore: Legends, songs, ...

Publisher: U.S.A.: August House

Publication Date: 1955

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:As New

Dust Jacket Condition: No Jacket

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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Mexican-Americans of today are richly nourished by the folkways of three cultures Indian, Spanish, and Mexican. This comprehensive look at the Mexican-American world includes proverbs, riddles, and folksongs

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John O. West Bio:

John Oliver West, born in El Paso, Texas, January 1, 1925, drew his last, labored breath on March 14, 2010. He got his B.A. from Mississippi College, MA from Texas Tech, and PhD from UT Austin. He taught English and Folklore at UTEP for 39 years and retired as Professor Emeritus of English in 2002, the same year he was made a Fellow of the Texas Folklore Society. His publications include Mexican American Folklore, Cowboy Folk Humor, the Introduction to Riders Across the Centuries, and José Cisneros: An Artist's Journey. Several of his books received BRLA Southwest Book Awards. "The Galloping Gourmet" received a finalist Spur Award from Western Writers of America in 1985. He was inducted into the El Paso Herald-Post Writer's Hall of Fame in 1995.

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