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Poetry and Violence: The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica
by John H. McDowell
University of Illinois Press, 1999
Paper: 978-0-252-07562-9 | eISBN: 978-0-252-09187-2 | Cloth: 978-0-252-02588-4
Library of Congress Classification PQ7291.G84M3 2000
Dewey Decimal Classification 861.04409355

ABOUT THIS BOOK | AUTHOR BIOGRAPHY
ABOUT THIS BOOK
John H. McDowell provides an in-depth study of the Mexican ballad form known as the corrido, a body of poetry that takes violence as its subject. Through interviews with corrido composers and performers, both male and female, and a generous sampling of ballad texts, McDowell reveals a living vernacular tradition that chronicles local and regional rivalries. A detailed case study with broad social and cultural implications, Poetry and Violence is a compelling commentary on violence as human experience and as communicative action.

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