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Bless Me, Ultima
Bless Me Ultima
Author: 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 story Bless Me, Ultima. — Antonio Marez is six years ol...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780446675369
ISBN-10: 0446675369
Publication Date: 4/1/1999
Pages: 304
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette
Members Wishing: 1
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NYbooks avatar reviewed Bless Me, Ultima on + 92 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 5
* * * * A young boy growing up in old New Mexico amidst Catholicism, spiritualism, and the conflict between them. He learns life's lessons from his grandmother who comes to live with the family.

Great novel. Much symbolism abounds in this small powerful book.

DRAWBACK FOR THE NON-SPANISH SPEAKER: The author lends the book authenticity by using many Latin idiomatic expressions, without a translation. Dictionary required.
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Helpful Score: 3
This is a wonderful story about a boy growing up in the American south west around the time of WWII. His rural family takes in an older woman (Ultima), who is a traditional herbal healer, when he is 6. He explores his traditions, of his father, of his mother, of Ultima, and the Catholic Church, all while trying to find his own voice. Enjoy this captivating story!
reviewed Bless Me, Ultima on + 10 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
What a wonderful book. Southwestern Literature at its best.
TarynC avatar reviewed Bless Me, Ultima on + 213 more book reviews
Helpful Score: 1
This book was deeply moving and well written. If you are Catholic it will make more sense as there is allot of symbolism regarding the Catholic faith.
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