The Hammon and the Beans and Other Stories by Americo Paredes

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The culture conflict that dominated the border region during the time Texas' transition from Mexican political status and culture to that of the United States is the dominant inspiration for these stories.

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Americo Paredes (1915-1999) is the author of numerous works, including With a Pistol in His Hand: A Border Ballad and Its Hero (University of Texas Press, 1970), the novel George Washington Gomez (Arte Publico Press, 1990), and a collection of poetry, Between Two Worlds (Arte Publico Press, 1990).
Published January 1, 1994 by Arte Publico Press. 230 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A lengthy critical introduction by Ram¢n Sald°var of Stanford University situates Paredes's work in a larger historical context, which is absolutely essential to understanding several of the stories that draw on the troubled history of the Chicano community in Texas and (in the case of the story ...

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