April 1, 1994
April 1, 1994
Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales fairly shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the Pen Center West Award for Fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller, Bless Me, Ultima... Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico. She is a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic. Under her wise wing, Tony will probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past-a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world...and will nurture the birth of his soul.
A bildungsroman about a young Mexican-American boy, Antonio, in a New Mexican village during the 1940s. He faces a choice that will determine the course of his entire life: to follow his father's family's nomadic lifestyle, or to settle down to agriculture as his mother's family has done. Anaya draws on the Spanish-American folklore with which he grew up in this unique depiction of a Hispanic childhood in the Southwest.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Literary, Classics, Peoples + Cultures, Conflicts + Dualities, Work + the Workplace, Stages of Life, Literary Genres + Types of Novels, War + Military
- Edition: Reissue
- Language: English
- Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
- Online Item #: 11822439
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-25-2930
- ISBN: 9780446600255
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported