Bless Me, Ultima
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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.
Bless Me Ultima
Greatest Mexican cultural story I've ever read.
I was expecting this book be boring, I was proved wrong
Well over 12 years ago when I was in Community College, I was assigned to read this book for a college level reading preparatory class. I kept putting it off about the book report/essay i was supposed to write for this book as a final assignment. When it was one week away for the report to be due, I finally started reading it on a Saturday morning.
The first couple chapters draw you in, so by that Saturday evening, I felt I was halfway through the book. I was amazed at how fast I read through the book by the time Sunday evening came. I was kicking myself because I should've read the book sooner so I could've maybe read it at least twice to write a real good report/essay.
Anyway, I turned in the report/essay and I was quite impressed with the feeling I had about the book. Definitely a life changer for me in the sense that, be careful about the path you choose in life, beware of the consequences! The book was very sad on some parts but overall great book. Now I am excited to see the movie!