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Paredes, Américolocked

(03 September 1915–05 May 1999)
  • Joseph C. Jastrzembski

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Paredes, Américo (03 September 1915–05 May 1999), folklorist, was born in Brownsville, Texas, the son of Justos Paredes, a rancher, and Clotilde Manzano de Paredes. Growing up bilingual, conversant in English and Spanish, Paredes attended grammar school, high school, and junior college in Brownsville. Intent on pursuing a literary career, he began writing poetry at an early age, publishing a number of pieces in ...

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