by Rudolfo Anaya
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.
Bless Me Ultima
Rudolfo Anaya was raised in the nearby town of Santa Rosa, New Mexico. His father was a vaquero from a family of cattle workers and sheepherders. His mother’s family was composed of farmers from Puerto De Luna in the Pecos Valley of New Mexico. Anaya grew up with two half-brothers, from his mother’s previous marriage, and four sisters. The beauty of the desert flatlands of New Mexico, referenced as the llano in Anaya's writings, had a profound influence on his early childhood.
Publisher: Grand Central Publishing
Publication date: 4/28/1999
- Fiction | Literary - Mexican American children -New Mexico
- Mexican Americans -Healers - Cultural Region | Southwest U.S.
- Cultural Region | Western U.S.
- Demographic Orientation | Rural - Ethnic Orientation | Chicano
- Ethnic Orientation | Hispanic - Ethnic Orientation | Latino
- Geographic Orientation | New Mexico