Rudolfo Anaya

Rudolfo Anaya was an American author best known for his novel 'Bless Me, Ultima,' which is considered a classic of Chicano literature. He is often regarded as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature.


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  1. 1. Bless Me, Ultima

    The novel follows the story of a young boy in New Mexico in the 1940s who navigates the challenges of adolescence, faith, and identity with the guidance of a wise old woman named Ultima. Throughout the narrative, the boy grapples with moral dilemmas, the complexities of his Mexican-American heritage, and the clash between the Catholic faith and the traditional spiritual beliefs of his ancestors. The story is a rich tapestry of folklore, spirituality, and personal growth.

    The 1263rd Greatest Book of All Time