978-0-8118-4773-5 / 9780811847735

Folk Wisdom of Mexico / Proverbios y dichos mexicanos


Publisher:Chronicle Books



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Proverbs make truth into poetry, and the folk sayings of Mexico capture its wisdom, spirit, and vibrant life. Folk Wisdom of Mexico a steady backlist seller, now with a fresh new cover gathers the most delightful and enduring of these sayings dichos in a vividly illustrated bilingual collection. Striking a perfect balance between laughter and love, fatalism and faith, these sayings offer much to celebrate and learn. Annika Maria Nelson's dramatic woodblock prints bring the proverbs gloriously to life, and a foreword by renowned poet Gary Soto helps illuminate the lasting appeal these sayings have in Mexican culture both north and south of the border. Warm and insightful, the playful and sage advice of Folk Wisdom of Mexico is sure to both awaken and entertain.

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