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Mexican Ballads, Chicano Poems combines literary concept with the private engagement of a renowned Chicano pupil. Recalling his reviews as a pupil in Texas, José Limón examines the politically inspired Chicano poetry of the 60s and 70s. He bases his analyses on Harold Bloom's theories of literary effect yet takes Bloom into the socio-political realm. Limón indicates how Chicano poetry is nourished by way of the oral culture of the Mexican corrido, or grasp ballad, which used to be an essential component of inventive and political existence alongside the Mexican-U.S. border from 1890 to 1930.

Limón's use of Bloom, in addition to of Marxist critics Raymond Williams and Fredric Jameson, brings Chicano literature into the world of up to date literary thought. by means of targeting a major yet little-studied poetic culture, his ebook demanding situations our principles of the yankee canon and extends the succeed in of Hispanists and folklorists as well.

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