Bless Me, Ultima

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Grand Central Publishing, Jun 1, 2012 - Fiction - 272 pages
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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.

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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
NO illustrations but would love to see a picture. - LibraryThing

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Antonio is growing up during the 1940's in New Mexico. He is surrounded by family that is humble and hardworking. His most notable family member is that of the family matriarch, Ultima. She is a very ... Read full review

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Rudolfo Anaya is now recognized as one of the founders of Chicano Literature. Bless Me, Ultima took me right back to many of the things I miss about New Mexico. Tony is six when La Grande Ultima, a ... Read full review

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Contents

Introduction
Uno
Dos
Tres
Cuatro
Cinco
Seis
Siete
Quince
Dieciséis
Diecisiete
Dieciocho
Diecinueve
Veinte
Veintiuno
Veintidós

Ocho
Nueve
Diez
Once
Doce
Trece
Catorce
Reading Group Guide
Questions for Discussion
CRITICS HAIL RUDOLFO ANAYA AND BLESS ME ULTIMA
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Copyright
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About the author (2012)

Rudolfo Anaya is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. He has won numerous literary awards: the Premio Quinto Sol National Chicano literary award, the 2007 Notable New Mexican Award, and the PEN Center USA West Award for Fiction for his novel Alburquerque. He is best loved for his classic bestseller Bless Me, Ultima, which the NEA has chosen as part of their Big Read program for 2007. His other works include Zia Summer, Rio Grande Fall, Jalamanta, Tortuga, Heart of Aztlan, and The Anaya Reader. He has also written numerous short stories, essays, and children's books, including The Farolitos of Christmas and Maya's Children.

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