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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Américo Paredes is a figure quite familiar to anyone who has delved even lightly and briefly into Chicano literature, history, and culture. His long and distinguished career as a teacher at the University of Texas and his excellent scholarly publications have insured that his name is among the first encountered as one begins to examine the writings of Mexican Americans. "With His Pistol in His Hand": A Border Ballad and Its Hero (1958) is a landmark study, and his collections, A Texas-Mexican Cancionero: Folksongs of the Lower Border (1976) and Folktales of Mexico (1979) are significant contributions to the corpus of American folklore.
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