The zone of northern New Mexico and southern Colorado holds a distinct position on the planet of Spanish people literature. remoted from the remainder of the Spanish-speaking international for many of its historical past considering the fact that its first cost in 1598, it has retained, even into our personal time, a lot of its Hispanic folkloric historical past from the 16th and 17th centuries-ballads, songs, poems, folktales, sayings, anecdotes, proverbs, riddles, and folks drama.
In this ebook, written within the overdue Thirties and not earlier than released, Aurelio M. Espinosa, New Mexico’s pioneer folklorist, provides the 1st entire, authoritative account of the relict folklore, bringing jointly the result of his amassing in the course of the first 3rd of this century, within the Southwest and in Spain, and his many ground-breaking scholarly studies.
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