➷ [Reading] ➹ Bless Me, Ultima By Rudolfo Anaya ➬ – Golanvideoagency.info

Bless Me, Ultima Antonio Marez Is Six Years Old When Ultima Enters His Life She Is A Curandera, One Who Heals With Herbs And Magic We Cannot Let Her Live Her Last Days In Loneliness, Says Antonio S Mother It Is Not The Way Of Our People, Agrees His Father And So Ultima Comes To Live With Antonio S Family In New Mexico Soon Tony Will Journey To The Threshold Of Manhood Always, Ultima Watches Over Him She Graces Him With The Courage To Face Childhood Bigotry, Diabolical Possession, The Moral Collapse Of His Brother, And Too Many Violent Deaths Under Her Wise Guidance, Tony Will Probe The Family Ties That Bind Him, And He Will Find In Himself The Magical Secrets Of The Pagan Past A Mythic Legacy Equally As Palpable As The Catholicism Of Latin America In Which He Has Been Schooled At Each Turn In His Life There Is Ultima Who Will Nurture The Birth Of His Soul



10 thoughts on “Bless Me, Ultima

  1. says:

    As posted in As a Hispanic, I cannot believe that I hadn t read Bless Me, Ultima earlier Once I started reading this book, I could not put it down Anaya is a superb storyteller As it is in the Hispanic culture, elders are supposed to be taken care of whether or not they are family So, in comes Ultima, an elderly curandera A curandera is a faith healer, not a witch However, some p


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    Being a native of New Mexico, I always heard references to this book growing up I saw it in libraries, on recommended reading lists but never picked it up I finally decided to read it after being transplanted to CA and was a little homesick and wanted to read something that would bring me closer to home This is one of the books I reread every now and then because it brings my own chil


  3. says:

    Actual rating 2.5 stars.This is a hard review to write I read Bless Me, Ultima because it is frequently challenged, often banned, sometimes even burned I read it because it has been banished from Tucson classrooms and school libraries I read it because I live in a majority Mexican American community in a part of Arizona that until relatively recently was still part of the state of Sonora,


  4. says:

    This book just wasn t for me.


  5. says:

    This was a one city, one book choice for Austin, Texas, where I lived at the time It was my second reading of the title at that time, and I was as entranced the second time as I was the first What a joyous ride through the wonderful magical world of Hispanic New Mexico.I would recommend this to any reader of the magical realism school, or any fan of Hispanic literature, or anyone who needs a memorab


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    How do I begin writing a review for this book I guess I ll start with a story of how I came to read Bless Me Ultima and why I ended up reading it again in recent considerations 2013.I read Bless Me Ultima for the first time in my AP Literature and Composition class My teacher at the time had a list of books we could choose to do reports on and this was one of the choices that jumped out at me It also sur


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    Post listen reviewIf you like really poetic and flowery language to describe the most mundane of details then this is the book for you This book has murder, revenge, redemption, witchcraft and school bullies in it yet it was able to pretty much bore me the entire time.Now I know that some people really enjoy a poetic book and I think that in some stories it works very well but in my opinion this is not one of


  8. says:

    Mystical, magical coming of age losing people you love and dealing with religion Having to sort the many baskets of belief that are brought to your life by the people who surround you People who control you with love, who have authority over you in society, people you give your power to in exchange for friendship, for place, for things they all believe different things and there is a pivotal moment when you realiz


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    Bless Me, Ultima is set in a small village on the edge of the plains the llano of New Mexico during the 1940s It is a coming of age novel from the Hispanic perspective Six year old Antonio must grapple with many conflicts as he strives to grow into a man in a multi faith, multi cultural setting.Antonio has been born into a Catholic family and looks forward to his first Communion, but he has many questions about his nat


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    Five stars are not enough for this timeless classic I would give it one hundred stars if I could Bless Me Ultima is one of those tales, part coming of age story, part magical, that I could read time and time again and never grow tired of it It never fails to touch me deep in my soul.Edited to add I ve read this book now 4 times, once a decade since first discovering I still love it as much as I did the first time I read it


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