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Bless Me, Ultima

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ISBN13: 9780446600255
ISBN10: 0446600253
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Exquisite prose and wondrous storytelling have helped make Rudolfo Anaya the father of Chicano literature in English. Indeed, Anaya's tales fairly shimmer with the haunting beauty and richness of his culture. The winner of the Pen Center West Award for Fiction for his unforgettable novel Alburquerque, Anaya is perhaps best loved for his classic bestseller, Bless Me, Ultima... 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.

Synopsis:

A masterpiece of Hispanic literature from "one of the nation's foremost Chicano literary artists" (Denver Post). This is the involving story of Antonio, a boy facing the conflicts in his life with the help of Ultima, a curandera who cures with herbs and magic. At each turn of Tony's life, she is there to nurture his soul.

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N, August 4, 2012 (view all comments by N)
A boy's coming of age with a spiritual bent. Touching, suspenseful, moments of laughter and joy. This is the second time I've read it. I listened to it this time and really enjoyed it. Great reader!
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egibney1, April 1, 2010 (view all comments by egibney1)
A masterful tale focused on the growth and maturity of young Antonio, Bless Me, Ultima will quickly have readers questioning their own faith and belief system. As Antonio is forced to choose between the power of God, the golden carp and nature, he forms his own belief systems from those around him. While Ultima guides Antonio on his quest for knowledge and maturity, Antonio realizes that he does not have to take a definite standpoint-he can find the middle ground and balance his own life by himself.
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tkeyah613, April 22, 2008 (view all comments by tkeyah613)
i have to read it for school and i cant aford to but it but i heard a lot of good things about it and would love to read it
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780446600255
Author:
Anaya, Rudolfo A.
Publisher:
Warner Books (NY)
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Healers
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Mexican American children.
Subject:
Healers -- New Mexico -- Fiction.
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
New mexico
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Warner Books ed.
Series Volume:
95-05
Publication Date:
19940431
Binding:
Mass Market Paperbound
Language:
English
Pages:
262
Dimensions:
6.86x4.17x.75 in. .30 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , A masterpiece of Hispanic literature from "one of the nation's foremost Chicano literary artists" (Denver Post). This is the involving story of Antonio, a boy facing the conflicts in his life with the help of Ultima, a curandera who cures with herbs and magic. At each turn of Tony's life, she is there to nurture his soul.
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