Bless Me, Ultima
Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic... show more
Stories filled with wonder and the haunting beauty of his culture have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English, and his tales fairly shimmer with the lyric richness of his prose. Acclaimed in both Spanish and English, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller ... 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 test the bonds that tie him to his people, and discover himself in the pagan past, in his father's wisdom, and in his mother's Catholicism. And at each life turn there is Ultima, who delivered Tony into the world-and will nurture the birth of his soul.
Publish date: April 1st 1999
Publisher: Warner Books
Pages no: 290
Edition language: English
, Adult Fiction
, Read For School
, Historical Fiction
, Banned Books
, Magical Realism
The narrator, Antonio, is an intelligent, spiritually-inclined boy, the youngest of a large family in rural New Mexico. The villages and the land around them are drawn with depth and beauty. That’s the strongest aspect of this book: the spirit of the place. Trees, river, lake, sky, and soil are aliv...
This is a beautifully written coming of age story that I listened to as an unabridged audiobook. I don’t typically seek out this sort of book but the blurbage from the SYNC program caught my eye last summer and, well, it was free and I'm all about the free. I regret reading many a book but my only...
How do I begin writing a review for this book? I guess I'll start with a story of how I came to read "Bless Me Ultima" and why I ended up reading it again in recent considerations (2013). I read "Bless Me Ultima" for the first time in my AP Literature and Composition class. My teacher at the time ...
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A lifetime ago I had the pleasure of taking two semesters of creative writing at the University of New Mexico. At the time, I had never heard of Rudolfo Anaya, and didn't realize that my professor was such an accomplished artist. I absolutely loved his classes, and yet, even after I learned he had...