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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Sabine R. Ulibarrí is a prolific and engaging story teller whose works portray the people, the landscape, the folklore, and the tenacious yet evolving way of life in Hispanic northern New Mexico. His previous bilingual collections include Tierra Amarilla (published in Spanish in Ecuador in 1964 and in a dual-language edition in New Mexico in 1971), Mi abuela fumaba puros/My Grandma Smoked Cigars (1977), and Primeros Encuentros/First Encounters (1982.) In these collections, Ulibarri's portrait of the people and the history of his region is an intimate, loving, and somewhat nostalgic one. This latest volume continues to explore the same territory and people, but here Ulibarrí seems more playful, more folkloric at times, and occasionally the pieces seem like fables.
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