224 pages. Softcover. Brand new book. FOLKLORE. Preserves the folklore of the Río Puerco Valley, the rural area northwest of Albuquerque. Abandoned today, the history, memory, and the tragedy and erosion of time is now preserved. Recorded in English and regional New Mexico Spanish, this compilation of the oral and written culture of the region includes dichos (sayings), adivinanzas (riddles), stories, love quatrains, letters, ballads, and songs. Nasario García has edited and translated numerous collections of folklore, including Más Antes: Hispanic Folklore of the Río Puerco Valley (Museum of New Mexico Press) and Platicas: Conversations with Hispano Writers of New Mexico (Texas Tech). A former professor of languages at New Mexico Highlands University, he lives in Santa Fe. "In this book about long ago, he [Nasario Garcia] once again ventures onto his natural habitat, the Rio Puerco, and prepares the stage for his beloved Muddy River gente."--La Herencia del Norte (Key Words: Hispanic Folklore, New Mexico, Rio Puerco Valley, Nasario García).
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