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Mexican Ballads, Chicano Poems

July 17, 2008

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Mexican Ballads, Chicano Poems:
History and Influence in Mexican-American Social Poetry

by José E. Limón

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA PRESS

PREFACE

INTRODUCTION
collapse section PART ONE POLITICS, POETICS, AND THE RESIDUAL PRECURSORS, 1848–1958
expand section I Borders, Bullets, and Ballads: The Social Making of a Master Poem
expand section 2 Américo Paredes, Tradition, and the First Ephebe: A Poetic Meditation on the Epic Corrido
expand section 3 With His Pistol in His Hand: The Essay as Strong Sociological Poem
collapse section PART TWO SOCIAL CONFLICT, EMERGENT POETRY, AND THE NEW EPHEBES
expand section 4 Chicano Poetry and Politics: The Later Recognition of the Precursor
expand section 5 My Old Man’s Ballad: José Montoya and the Power Beyond
expand section 6 The Daemonizing Epic: Rodolfo “Corky” Gonzales and the Poetics of Chicano Rebellion
expand section 7 Juan Gómez-Quiñones The Historian in the Poet and the Poetic Form of Androgyny
expand section CONCLUSION
EPILOGUE
expand section APPENDIX A HAROLD BLOOM: AN EXPOSITION AND LEFT CRITIQUE
expand section APPENDIX B JUAN GÓMEZ-QUIÑONES, “CANTO AL TRABAJADOR”
expand section APPENDIX C JUAN GÓMEZ-QUIÑONES, “THE BALLAD OF BILLY RIVERA”
expand section Notes
REFERENCES
expand section INDEX
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