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By Don J. Usner

The poetic proverbs recognized 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 priceless resource of knowledge at the wealthy language and tradition of the zone. Illustrated with black-and-white photos that Usner, who's additionally identified for his photographic paintings, took of the folks and areas that he writes approximately, this e-book is a exceptional creation to the genuine New Mexico.

Usner has identified Chimayó on the grounds that he was once a boy traveling his grandmother and the opposite village elders, who taught him genealogies going again to relations origins in Spain. The Spanish he discovered there has been embedded in dichos and cuentos. This publication 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 means of life.

Don J. Usner’s most up-to-date ebook, Valles Caldera: A imaginative and prescient for brand spanking new Mexico’s nationwide look after, coauthored with William deBuys, additionally comprises his striking images. He lives in Santa Fe, New Mexico.

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