Bless Me, Ultima: A Novel

Front Cover
TQS Publications, 1972 - American literature - 248 pages
91 Reviews
Tony faces the daunting prospect of growing up amidst constant religious and cultural uncertainty. His mother is a devoted Catholic, but her influence is challenged by Ultima--a woman with magical healing powers. As Tony follows his own path toward adulthood, he relies on Ultima's wisdom. With her guidance, he is able to forge his unique identity.

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

User ratings

5 stars
29
4 stars
29
3 stars
23
2 stars
8
1 star
2

I loved the author's use of poetic imagery as well. - LibraryThing
The ending almost made me cry. - LibraryThing
One thing I didn't like about this book was the ending. - LibraryThing

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - angie.arciba - LibraryThing

i read this book for one of my college classes.... at first i just read it because it was a requirement but i got to like the book... i liked how you get to see in what the community believed and ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - buffalogr - LibraryThing

Book portrays New Mexico culture and religion during a period just after World War Two and is the view of same through the eyes of a six year old boy. The story is violent, mystical and spiritual all ... Read full review

All 4 reviews »

Contents

Section 1
25
Section 2
36
Section 3
44
Copyright

12 other sections not shown

Common terms and phrases

References to this book

All Book Search results »

About the author (1972)

Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel"Alburquerque" (the city's original Spanish spelling) won the PEN Center West Award for Fiction. He has also received the Premio Quinto Sol, the national Chicano literary award, the American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation, the Mexican Medal of Friendship from the Mexican Consulate, and the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. He is best known for the classic "Bless Me Ultima".

Bibliographic information