Chasing Dichos through Chimayó (Querencias Series) by Don J. Usner

By Don J. Usner

The poetic proverbs identified to nuevomexicanos as dichos are specific to their locations of starting place. 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 helpful resource of knowledge at the wealthy language and tradition of the quarter. Illustrated with black-and-white images that Usner, who's additionally recognized for his photographic paintings, took of the folks and areas that he writes approximately, this ebook is a specific advent to the genuine New Mexico.

Usner has identified Chimayó for the reason that he was once a boy vacationing his grandmother and the opposite village elders, who taught him genealogies going again to kinfolk origins in Spain. The Spanish he discovered there has been embedded in dichos and cuentos. This e-book is the results of Usner’s learn 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 approach of life.

Don J. Usner’s latest booklet, Valles Caldera: A imaginative and prescient for brand spanking new Mexico’s nationwide look after, coauthored with William deBuys, additionally contains his notable photos. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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