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By Don J. Usner

The poetic proverbs identified to nuevomexicanos as dichos are specific to their areas of foundation. In those reflections at the dichos of the Chimayó Valley in northern New Mexico local son Don J. Usner has written a memoir that also is a precious resource of data at the wealthy language and tradition of the area. Illustrated with black-and-white photos that Usner, who's additionally recognized for his photographic paintings, took of the folk and locations that he writes approximately, this ebook is a one of a kind creation to the true New Mexico.

Usner has identified Chimayó for the reason that he used to be a boy vacationing his grandmother and the opposite village elders, who taught him genealogies going again to relatives origins in Spain. The Spanish he realized there has been embedded in dichos and cuentos. This e-book is the results of Usner’s study into those memorable sayings, and it preserves a language and a tradition at the verge on dissolution. it's a gateway right into a uniquely New Mexican manner of life.

Don J. Usner’s most up-to-date publication, Valles Caldera: A imaginative and prescient for brand spanking new Mexico’s nationwide shield, coauthored with William deBuys, additionally contains his extraordinary pictures. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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