Folk Stories from the Hills of Puerto Rico / Cuentos Folklóricos de Las Montañas de Puerto Rico (Bilingual)

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$23.95  $22.27
Publisher
Rutgers University Press
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Pages
262
Dimensions
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.7 inches | 0.79 pounds
Language
Spanish
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781978822986

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About the Author

RAFAEL OCASIO is the Charles A. Dana Professor of Spanish at Agnes Scott College in Decatur, Georgia. His many books include Reinaldo Arenas: Cuba's Political and Sexual Outlaw, A Gay Cuban in Exile, Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums, and A Bristol, Rhode Island, and Matanzas, Cuba, Slavery Connection: The Diary of George Howe.


RAFAEL OCASIO es Charles A. Dana Profesor de español en Agnes Scott College en Decatur, Georgia. Sus libros incluyen Reinaldo Arenas: Cuba's Political and Sexual Outlaw, A Gay Cuban in Exile, Afro-Cuban Costumbrismo: From Plantations to the Slums, and A Bristol, Rhode Island, and Matanzas, Cuba, Slavery Connection: The Diary of George Howe.

Reviews

"Rafael Ocasio's unique bilingual anthology, Folk Stories from the Hills of Puerto Rico, is a treasure of delectable and profound tales collected at the beginning of the twentieth century. Moreover, Ocasio's comprehensive introduction and notes about the history of these tales fills a gap in our understanding of the unusual contribution made by Puerto Rican peasants to the island's cultural tradition. In short, this is a significant and remarkable book that will bring joy to readers."--Jack Zipes "translator and editor of The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition"
"Esta excepcional antología bilingüe por Rafael Ocasio, Cuentos folklóricos de las montañas de Puerto Rico, es un tesoro de sabrosos e intensos cuentos recopilados a principios del siglo XX. Además, la amplia introducción de Ocasio y sus notas sobre la historia de estos cuentos llenan un vacío sobre nuestra comprensión de la inusual contribución realizada por los campesinos puertorriqueños a la tradición cultural de la isla. En resumen, este es un libro significativo y extraordinario que llenará de alegría a sus lectores."--Jack Zipes "traductor y editor, The Original Folk and Fairy Tales of the Brothers Grimm: The Complete First Edition"
"The tales collected in this volume highlight Jibaro ingenuity, courage, and resilience while illuminating Puerto Rican traditions and values that contextualize the time in which they were collected. Like the jewels excavated by the legendary pirate Contreras, these folk stories are still 'very pretty and very valuable, ' and they demand to be shared."--Lorraine M. López "author of Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer"
"Los cuentos recogidos en este volumen resaltan el ingenio, el coraje y la resiliencia del jíbaro, al tiempo que iluminan las tradiciones y valores puertorriqueños que contextualizan el tiempo en que fueron recogidos. Al igual que las joyas excavadas por el legendario pirata Contreras, estas historias populares siguen siendo 'muy bonitas y muy valiosas, ' y exigen ser compartidas."--Lorraine M. López "autora de Rituals of Movement in the Writing of Judith Ortiz Cofer"
"Presentan Libro Sobre Los Cuentos Folklo´ricos de Puerto Rico"-- "Periodico Vision de Mayaguez"
Highlighted as the author of Folk Tales from the Hills of Puerto Rico/Cuentos folklóricos de las montañas de Puerto Rico-- "CARICON 2021 Magazine"
"Popular Puerto Rican folklore to be shared in the Caribbean, North and Latin America."-- "Caribbean Magazine"
"Greyhound Grad Publishes Two Books Focused on Puerto Rican Folklore," by Desiree Cooper-- "Eastern New Mexico University"