Poetry and Violence The Ballad Tradition of Mexico's Costa Chica

ISBN-10: 0252075625
ISBN-13: 9780252075629
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Description: 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  More...

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Book details

List price: $28.00
Publisher: University of Illinois Press
Publication date: 1/24/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 272
Size: 5.75" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.946
Language: English

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.

Acknowledgments
Introduction
Violence and Its Verbal Icons
The Living Ballad
The Ballad Community
Violence on the Costa Chica
Poetry Celebrates Violence
Poetry Regulates Violence
Poetry Heals Violence
Violence as Social Drama
Note on the Recording
Works Cited
Index

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