Puro Mexicano

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The cream of a large collection of Mexican lore has been accumulated over many years, partly through contributions by lovers of the gente all over the Southwest and partly through editor J. Frank Dobie's ramblings in northern Mexico. Tales make up the largest category; however, more realistic are the accounts of Mexican customs and sayings. Another type of popular expression is the corrido, or ballad, and the tall tale is well represented, too, especially in connection with two mighty folk-heroes, Juan Oso and ...
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Overview


The cream of a large collection of Mexican lore has been accumulated over many years, partly through contributions by lovers of the gente all over the Southwest and partly through editor J. Frank Dobie's ramblings in northern Mexico. Tales make up the largest category; however, more realistic are the accounts of Mexican customs and sayings. Another type of popular expression is the corrido, or ballad, and the tall tale is well represented, too, especially in connection with two mighty folk-heroes, Juan Oso and Catorce.
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J. Frank Dobie (1888–1964) was an American folklorist, writer, and newspaper columnist best known for many books depicting the richness and traditions of life in rural Texas. In 1922, he became secretary of the Texas Folklore Society and held the post for 21 years.
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Table of Contents

A Pack Load of Mexican Tales 1
A Time for Everything
Repaying Good with Evil
The Three Counsels
La Cucaracha
Sister Fox and Brother Coyote
El Pajaro Cu
The Parrot Tale-Teller
The Faithful Lion
Truthful John
The Two Compadres
A Boom in Guarache Leather
Charge This to the Cap
Treason in Saints
Baldheads
Juan Pelon
Pedro de Urdemalas
Keeping the Shirt-Tail in
El Borracho del Bahia
Wine and the Devil
Blanca Flor
The Tooth of Gold
The Dog That Ran to the Moon
La Madrina Muerte
Juan Oso
The Son of Tata Pescador
Ua-pa-chi (Kickapoo Tales)
The Wonderful Chirrionera 88
Br'er Coyote 101
The Bullet-Swallower 107
Tales from San Elizario 115
The Witch of Cenecu
Dona Carolina Learns a Lesson
La Casa de la Labor
Agapito Brings a Treat
A Hanged Man Sends Rain
The Metamorphosis of a Folk Tale 122
How the Tehuana Women Became Handsome 135
The Flaming Flower 143
Juan Garcia Goes to Heaven 152
The Eagle Lover 159
Legends from Durango 162
Sacrifice Mountain
The Virgin of the Valley
El Senor de los Guerreros
El Senor del Rebozo
El Lloron
El Naranjal
Holy Ghost Canyon 175
Old-Time New Mexican Usages 184
Sons of the Devil 190
Catorce 194
The Little White Dog 201
Ranchero Sayings of the Border 211
Songs of the Mexican Migration 221
The Enchanted City of Monte Alban 246
The Texas Folk-Lore Society 250
Contributors 253
Index 256
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