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Rudolfo Anaya (1937–2020)

Autor/a de Bless Me, Ultima

63+ obres 5,323 Membres 169 Ressenyes 4 preferits

Sobre l'autor

Rudolfo Anaya, an educator and author, was born on October 30, 1937, in Pastura, New Mexico. He earned a B.A. in English in 1963, an M.A. in 1968 and a second M.A. in Guidance Counseling in 1972 from the University of New Mexico. During the 1960s, Anaya taught in the Albuquerque public schools. In mostra'n més 1974 he began to teach at the University of New Mexico and earned the title of professor emeritus in 1993. Anaya's first novel, Bless Me, Ultima began as a trilogy including Heart of Aztlan (1976), and Tortuga (1979). This loose trilogy based on his life experience as a Chicano child, formed Anaya's reputation. Anaya mixed old Spanish folk tales based on the oral tradition with a theme of loss, specifically the loss of religious belief. In 1993, he won the PEN West Center Fiction Award for his novel Albuquerque. 1995 Anaya received both the El Fuego Nuevo Award from the Mexican American Educators and the Excellence in Humanities Award from the New Mexico Endowment for the Humanities. Anaya has lectured extensively around the world. His works have been translated into many languages such as Italian, Russian and Japanese. With his wife Patricia, he founded the Aztlan Premio, a prize encouraging Chicano writers. Anaya resides in Albuquerque. In 2016, President Barack Obama awarded him the National Humanities Medal. He died at the age of 82 on June 28, 2020. (Bowker Author Biography) mostra'n menys
Crèdit de la imatge: Photo: c. Michael Mouchette, courtesy University of New Mexico Press


Obres de Rudolfo Anaya

Bless Me, Ultima (1972) 3,486 exemplars
Alburquerque (1992) 233 exemplars
Zia Summer (1995) 150 exemplars
Heart of Aztlan: A Novel (1976) 108 exemplars
Rio Grande Fall (1996) 99 exemplars
Tortuga: A Novel (1979) 95 exemplars
Shaman Winter (1998) 82 exemplars
The Farolitos of Christmas (1987) 77 exemplars
Roadrunner's Dance (2000) 59 exemplars
Serafina's Stories (2004) 55 exemplars
The Anaya Reader (1995) 40 exemplars
Cuentos Chicanos: A Short Story Anthology (1984) — Editor — 30 exemplars
Farolitos for Abuelo (1999) 30 exemplars
Silence of the Llano (1982) 22 exemplars
Curse of the ChupaCabra (2006) 17 exemplars
Voces: An Anthology of Nuevo Mexican Writers (1987) — Editor — 10 exemplars
How Chile Came to New Mexico (2014) 10 exemplars
ChupaCabra and the Roswell UFO (2008) 8 exemplars
The Sonny Baca Novels (2016) 7 exemplars
A Chicano in China (1986) 7 exemplars
Adventures of Juan Chicaspatas (1985) 5 exemplars
Chupacabra meets Billy the Kid (2018) 2 exemplars
New Mexico Christmas story (2021) 2 exemplars
Bened, The 1 exemplars
Maya e il dio del tempo (2000) 1 exemplars

Obres associades

The Outlaw Bible of American Poetry (1999) — Col·laborador — 584 exemplars
Braided Lives: An Anthology of Multicultural American Writing (1991) — Col·laborador — 85 exemplars
The Heath Anthology of American Literature, Concise Edition (2003) — Col·laborador — 66 exemplars
The Norton Anthology of Latino Literature (2010) — Col·laborador — 57 exemplars
Muy Macho (1996) — Col·laborador — 46 exemplars
The New Great American Writers' Cookbook (2003) — Col·laborador — 20 exemplars
Mirrors Beneath the Earth: Short Fiction by Chicano Writers (1995) — Col·laborador — 16 exemplars
Best of the West 4: New Stories from the Wide Side of the Missouri (1991) — Col·laborador — 15 exemplars


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I read this in college for a Latino Studies class. For some reason it's been coming to mind often in the past year or so..but all I could remember was that I loved a book that had something to do with a golden fish! Today I finally figured out the name of the book that keeps tugging at my memory. I will be reading this again. Soon!
Kim.Sasso | Hi ha 122 ressenyes més | Aug 27, 2023 |
I read this for a book group I was leading about 15 years ago.
CatherineB61 | Hi ha 122 ressenyes més | May 31, 2023 |
"Alburquerqueis a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities, and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all, in this novel is a deep caring for land and culture and for the spiritual well-being of people, environment, landscape."--John Nichols, author ofThe Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel ". . .Alburquerqueportrays a quest for knowledge. . . . [It] is a novel about many cultures intersecting at an urban, power-, and politics-filled crossroads, represented by a powerful white businessman, whose mother just happens to be a Jew who has hidden her Jewishness, . . . and a boy from the barrio who fathers a child raised in the barrio but who eventually goes on to a triumphant assertion of his cross-cultural self."--World Literature Today "Alburquerquefulfills two important functions: it restores the missing R to the name of the city, and it shows off Anaya's powers as a novelist."--Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio… (més)
kent23124 | Hi ha 6 ressenyes més | May 19, 2023 |
Growing up hurts, which is something no one ever says. "These are the best years of your life!" people say, which really means "my life isn't very exciting now that I'm older". Growing up means you can do more things, but as we age out of being children we're wounded in ways we don't even know hurt because we don't know enough to know what hurts yet.

Antonio Márez, six years old, lives with his father and mother in a small New Mexico town spread around a valley. He's torn in several directions in several ways: his father's family wants him to be a rancher, while his mother's family wants him to be a farmer; his mother wants him to be a priest, but he's not sure he understands the holy mysteries of Catholicism; his father wants to move with his family to California, yet his older brothers leave with this dream unrealized and Antonio with a burden to support his parents.

Six years old.

As the book progresses, it becomes something of a bildungsroman. Each chapter is a small part of the boy's life, some more influential to his character than others. Centrally, Ultima, a curandera (Native healer), comes to live with the Márez family. Ultima is known to Antonio's mother and father and was present at Antonio's birth. We slowly learn that Ultima does have some true power, seemingly where the church does not.

Tony follows the two paths, that of the curandera, which he seems fated to, and that of the priest, which seems to be forced upon him. Tony desperately wants to be a priest but assumes the Catholic answers will fall into his head. His faith in Ultima's abilities and knowledge seems much more natural.

The book hints at larger questions that Tony feels must have answers, but ultimately left me somewhat unfulfilled. The ending suggests that a melding of religion and folklore is the best path, but ends at that point. Ultima's character seems above it all (and honestly, the character is not more than a light sketch) and exists separate from Catholicism and in spite of it. In a world where Mexicans are slowly becoming Americans and learning English, Anaya convinces me of the problems but doesn't convince me of a solution.
… (més)
gideonslife | Hi ha 122 ressenyes més | Jan 5, 2023 |



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