Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me  Ultima
Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
Pages: 248
ISBN: 1455521337
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Antonio Marez is six years old when Ultima comes to stay with his family in New Mexico.

Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me  Ultima
Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
Pages: 262
ISBN: 078074487X
Available:
Release: 1994-04-01
Editor: Perfection Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Ultima, a curandera, one who cures with herbs and magic, comes to Antonio Marez's New Mexico family when he is six years old, and she helps him discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past.

Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me  Ultima
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Pages: 272
ISBN: 9781455521326
Available:
Release: 2012-06-01
Editor: Grand Central Publishing
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

From "one of the nation's foremost Chicano literary artists" comes a coming-of-age classic and the bestselling Chicano novel of all time that follows a young boy as he questions his faith and beliefs -- now one of PBS's "100 Great American Reads" (Denver Post). 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 probe the family ties that bind and rend him, and he will discover himself in the magical secrets of the pagan past--a mythic legacy as palpable as the Catholicism of Latin America. 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

Bless Me  Ultima
Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
Pages: 55
ISBN: IND:30000086244021
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Release: 1989
Editor: Literacy Volunteers of
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Contains selections from the novel, a discussion of the lifestyles of Chicano farmers, and information on the writer's life and his work.

Bless Me Ultima

Bless Me  Ultima
Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
Pages: 248
ISBN: STANFORD:36105003965113
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

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.

The Anaya Reader

The Anaya Reader
Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
Pages: 562
ISBN: 0446670774
Available:
Release: 1995
Editor: Grand Central Pub
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A collection of works by an award-winning author features previously unavailable or unpublished writings and includes excerpts from his most noted novels, including Bless Me, Ultima and Alburquerque. Original.

Jemez Spring

Jemez Spring
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Pages: 229
ISBN: 9781504011846
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A high-profile murder ignites a hotbed of political treachery and terrorist threats that pit the Chicano PI against his most formidable foe Sonny Baca has learned to see beneath life’s observable reality and develop a new kind of sight. The Chicano PI will need his most powerful guardian spirits when he’s called in to investigate the death of the governor of New Mexico. Before the murder, Sonny dreamed of a body floating in dark, swirling water. Not only was the governor drowned, but black feathers were found on his corpse. Sonny fears the killer is his old nemesis, Raven, the vicious cult leader responsible for the death of Sonny’s cousin and the near death of Sonny’s girlfriend, Rita. But the worst is yet to com: Someone has planted a bomb in the Valles Caldera, near Los Alamos. And it’s set to go off in a few hours. Is this the work of Raven? Or someone else? With Chica, his dreaming dog, Sonny delves into the world of the Jemez Pueblo tribe, which has made the mountain its sacred site. But the evil that men do could annihilate the land and a people struggling desperately for survival. Now Sonny must stop a killer before more innocent people die—if his own hunger for revenge doesn’t destroy him first.

Keep Blessing Us Ultima

Keep Blessing Us  Ultima
Author: Abelardo Baeza
Pages: 67
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173006048106
Available:
Release: 1997
Editor: Eakin Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Bless me Ultima

Bless me  Ultima
Author: Rudolfo A. Anaya
Pages: 248
ISBN: 0446517836
Available:
Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

Set in a small New Mexican community during World War II, Antonio speaks of the dignity, traditions, and mythology of Chicano life.

Heart of Aztlan

Heart of Aztlan
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Pages: 210
ISBN: 9781504011778
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A novel of myth, magic, and migration set in a mid-twentieth-century New Mexico barrio, by the award-winning author of Bless Me, Ultima. Today is the day Benjie Chávez and his family will leave the town of Guadalupe behind. Far from the land of the eagle and the nopal, they travel west to find a new home of opportunity. But adapting to the big, impersonal city of Albuquerque is no easy task. As both life and death come to the barrio, a blind seer named Crispin arrives in the Chávezes’ world. At first everyone dismisses his stories about an elusive place called Aztlán as the ramblings of an old man. But gradually, they come to realize that he can see what they cannot. With his potent blend of earthy prose and magic realism, bestselling author Rudolfo Anaya excavates his country’s legends to tell a spellbinding story of myth and migration, love and loss. Heart of Atzlán is a hopeful and heartbreaking novel about people in search of the shimmering mirage of a better life—and the land that keeps calling them back.

Zia Summer

Zia Summer
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Pages: 333
ISBN: 9781504011815
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Chicano detective Sonny Baca mines the fertile spiritual terrain of the Southwest in his quest for his cousin’s killer The great-grandson of a legendary lawman and gunfighter, thirty-year-old Sonny Baca hopes he possesses even a tenth of El Bisabuelo’s courage. But instead of cleaning up New Mexico by hunting down dangerous desperadoes, the struggling PI looks for missing persons and deadbeat husbands. The game changes when his cousin Gloria—the first woman Sonny ever loved—is brutally slain. Her corpse is found drained of blood. A zia sun sign, the symbol on the New Mexican flag, is carved on her stomach. Gloria’s husband, Frank Dominic, a politician making a run for mayor of Albuquerque, has a powerful motive for murder. But Gloria wasn’t the first victim. A year earlier, another woman was slain in the exact same way. Is a serial killer on the loose? Or is this the handiwork of some satanic cult? Feeling his cousin’s spirit crying out for justice, Sonny and his girlfriend, Rita, begin a search that takes them across New Mexico’s polluted South Valley to an environmental compound in the mountains. As Sonny moves closer to the truth, he uncovers a chilling connection between his past and a very real and present evil. Wanted by the FBI, the brujo known as Raven plays mind games and changes shape at will. Will Sonny be able to stop his diabolical plan before the Southwest explodes in a nuclear holocaust? Zia Summer is a thrilling spiritual journey that doesn’t hesitate to ask the big questions.

Native and Roman Catholic Religion in Anaya s Bless Me Ultima

Native and Roman Catholic Religion in Anaya   s Bless Me  Ultima
Author: Claudia Haase
Pages: 56
ISBN: 9783656058120
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Release: 2011-11
Editor: GRIN Verlag
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Seminar paper from the year 1999 in the subject American Studies - Literature, grade: 1,0/A, University of Dusseldorf "Heinrich Heine" (Anglistik II, Amerikastudien), course: Latino/a Literature, 7 entries in the bibliography, language: English, abstract: In the following paper I want to examine the traits of Native and Roman Catholic religion described in Rudolfo Anayas novel Bless me, Ultima1, which was first published by TQS Publications, Berkeley, California in 1972. It shall be revealed how the different characters in the novel deal with the Mexican pagan past and the Roman Catholic influences which affect and determine their lives. I chose to examine the most important persons separately, to stress the individuality of searching a way through the number of beliefs which are offered to each of us during our lives. Nevertheless the complexity of personal relations and their mutual influences are regarded as well; although a comprehensive analysis would also have been possible without splitting the story. According to the fact that every person is dealt with individually, the conclusion shall provide the reader with an overall picture of the relationships between the main characters in the novel. Native religion touches the region of curanderismo and witchcraft, which certainly is an interesting chapter, but has to be dealt with only as far as it is necessary. On the other hand there is Roman Catholic religion, which the Spanish under Hernan Cortes brought to America. One chapter is dedicated to The Virgin of Guadalupe, the patron saint of the Chicanos- the descendants of Indians and Spaniards. Bless me, Ultima as a work of the Mexican American author Rudolfo Anaya represents the religious opposites Mexican Americans have to deal with and it shall therefore serve as a source of examples to show the complexity of Chicano beliefs.

Hidden Chicano Cinema

Hidden Chicano Cinema
Author: A. Gabriel Meléndez
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780813561080
Available:
Release: 2013-08-19
Editor: Rutgers University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hidden Chicano Cinema examines how New Mexico, situated within the boundaries of the United States, became a stand-in for the exotic non-western world that tourists, artists, scientists, and others sought to possess at the dawn of early filmmaking, a disposition stretching from the silent era to today as filmmakers screen their fantasies of what they wished the Southwest Borderlands to be. The book highlights “film moments” in this region’s history including the “filmic turn” ushered in by Chicano/a filmmakers who created new ways to represent their community and region. A. Gabriel Meléndez narrates the drama, intrigue, and politics of these moments and accounts for the specific cinematic practices and the sociocultural detail that explains how the camera itself brought filmmakers and their subjects to unexpected encounters on and off the screen. Such films as Adventures in Kit Carson Land, The Rattlesnake, and Red Sky at Morning, among others, provide examples of movies that have both educated and misinformed us about a place that remains a “distant locale” in the mind of most film audiences.

Practicing Imperfection

Practicing Imperfection
Author: Charles T. Dupree
Pages: 84
ISBN: 9781498298704
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Release: 2016-12-13
Editor: Wipf and Stock Publishers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

To know life is to look at it honestly. Practicing Imperfection is a candid exploration of one person's move from being addicted to praise and perfection to becoming more comfortable in his own skin. Through humor and a healthy dose of sarcasm, Practicing Imperfection shares the journey of Episcopal priest Charles Dupree in developing a consistent, sustainable, meditation practice. Dupree describes how the ancient practice of meditation can bring about a healthier, happier, more awakened existence, and what, for him, has been a healing balm in a busy world and demanding vocation. Drawing from childhood experiences, a recent sabbatical, and the experiences of serving as a parish priest, Dupree examines some of life's larger questions. As an Episcopal priest, he is clearly religious, but also whole-heartedly spiritual. Uniting those seemingly conflicted qualities, he helps us see that we are all looking for the same thing: freedom from that which no longer serves us. In our modern world, it is difficult to carve out the space to examine what is going on in our lives and minds; meditation is a way to create that space. This is a book for people who want to be released from the pressures of being better, smarter, or more successful, and those who want to lighten up and be a fuller participant in life.

The Almagre Review

The Almagre Review
Author: Joe Barrera
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781365244056
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Release: 2016-07-07
Editor: Lulu.com
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The Almagre Review is a Colorado literary journal, paper/electronic, seeking to promote writers and artists from the mountains and the prairies. We publish short stories, poems, essays, memoirs, and novel excerpts. We also feature illustrations that enhance our contributor material.

Picture Us In The Light

Picture Us In The Light
Author: Kelly Loy Gilbert
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781484735282
Available:
Release: 2018-04-04
Editor: Little, Brown Books for Young Readers
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"Picture me madly in love with this moving, tender, unapologetically honest book." —Becky Albertalli, #1 best-selling author of Simon Vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda Danny Cheng has always known his parents have secrets. But when he discovers a taped-up box in his father's closet filled with old letters and a file on a powerful Bay Area family, he realizes there's much more to his family's past than he ever imagined. Danny has been an artist for as long as he can remember and it seems his path is set, with a scholarship to RISD and his family's blessing to pursue the career he's always dreamed of. Still, contemplating a future without his best friend, Harry Wong, by his side makes Danny feel a panic he can barely put into words. Harry's and Danny's lives are deeply intertwined and as they approach the one-year anniversary of a tragedy that shook their friend group to its core, Danny can't stop asking himself if Harry is truly in love with his girlfriend, Regina Chan. When Danny digs deeper into his parents' past, he uncovers a secret that disturbs the foundations of his family history and the carefully constructed facade his parents have maintained begins to crumble. With everything he loves in danger of being stripped away, Danny must face the ghosts of the past in order to build a future that belongs to him in this complex, lyrical novel.

Shaman Winter

Shaman Winter
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9781504011839
Available:
Release: 2015-06-02
Editor: Open Road Media
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Sonny Baca, the New Mexican shaman and PI, is up against a shape-shifting adversary who haunts Sonny’s worst nightmares After a savage confrontation with his archenemy, Sonny Baca is confined to a wheelchair. The doctors don’t know if he’ll ever walk again—and now the Chicano PI is plagued by disturbing dreams of his female ancestors being abducted. The reality is even more chilling. In present-day Santa Fe, the mayor’s sixteen-year-old daughter has disappeared. The four black feathers found on Consuelo Romero’s bed confirm Sonny’s fears: Three more girls will go missing before Raven’s master plan becomes a terrifyingly reality. A charismatic, chameleonlike power broker who also possesses a shaman’s gifts, Raven lures radical environmentalists into committing terrorist acts under the guise of antinuclear protests. But his true agenda is to bring down Sonny once and for all. By obliterating Sonny’s dreams—the portal into the spirit world—he will destroy his past and his future. The only way to fight back is for Sonny to enter Raven’s own dream state. But can he rid the world of an evil that refuses to die? Rich in atmosphere and setting, this stellar series offers both edge-of-your-seat mystery and one man’s journey into the complex landscape of the soul.

The Jumping Tree

The Jumping Tree
Author: Rene Saldana, Jr.
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9780307557216
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Release: 2009-04-23
Editor: Laurel Leaf
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

These lively stories follow Rey Castaneda from sixth through eighth grade in Nuevo Penitas, Texas. One side of Rey's family lives nearby in Mexico, the other half in Texas, and Rey fits in on both sides of the border. In Nuevo Penitas, he enjoys fooling around with his pals in the barrio; at school, he's one of the "A list" kids. As Rey begins to cross the border from childhood into manhood, he turns from jokes and games to sense the meaning of work, love, poverty, and grief, and what it means to be a proud Chicano-moments that sometimes propel him to show feelings un hombre should never express. It's a new territory where Rey longs to follow the example his hardworking, loving father has set for him.

The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty

The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty
Author: Sebastian Barry
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780571266821
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Release: 2010-11-25
Editor: Faber & Faber
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Following the end of the First World War, Eneas McNulty joins the British-led Royal Irish Constabulary. With all those around him becoming soldiers of a different kind, however, it proves to be the defining decision of his life when, having witnessed the murder of a fellow RIC policeman, he is wrongly accused of identifying the executioners. With a sentence of death passed over him he is forced to flee Sligo, his friends, family and beloved girl, Viv. What follows is the story of this flight, his subsequent wanderings, and the haunting pull of home that always afflicts him. Tender, witty, troubling and tragic, The Whereabouts of Eneas McNulty tells the secret history of a lost man.

After the Shot Drops

After the Shot Drops
Author: Randy Ribay
Pages: 336
ISBN: 9781328476876
Available:
Release: 2018-03-06
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A powerful novel about friendship, basketball, and one teen’s mission to create a better life for his family. Written in the tradition of Jason Reynolds, Matt de la Peña, and Walter Dean Myers, After the Shot Drops now has three starred reviews! * “Belongs on the shelf alongside contemporary heavy-hitters like Angie Thomas’s The Hate U Give, Brendan Kiely and Jason Reynolds’s All-American Boys, and Nic Stone’s Dear Martin."—School Library Journal, starred review Bunny and Nasir have been best friends forever, but when Bunny accepts an athletic scholarship across town, Nasir feels betrayed. While Bunny tries to fit in with his new, privileged peers, Nasir spends more time with his cousin, Wallace, who is being evicted. Nasir can’t help but wonder why the neighborhood is falling over itself to help Bunny when Wallace is in trouble. When Wallace makes a bet against Bunny, Nasir is faced with an impossible decision—maybe a dangerous one. Told from alternating perspectives, After the Shot Drops is a heart-pounding story about the responsibilities of great talent and the importance of compassion.