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The events in <i>Bless Me, Ultima</i> are drawn from his own experiences. He recorded further experiences in <i>The Heart of Aztlan</i> and <i>Tortuga</i>, which form a trilogy of fictionalized memoirs. The events in <i>Bless Me, Ultima</i> are drawn from his own experiences. He recorded further experiences in <i>The Heart of Aztlan</i> and <i>Tortuga</i>, which form a trilogy of fictionalized memoirs.
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 +Rudolfo Anaya biography and interview: [http://www.neabigread.org/books/blessmeultima/anaya04_about.php '''Bless Me, Ultima Reader's Guide''']
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==Other Works by Rudolfo Anaya== ==Other Works by Rudolfo Anaya==
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*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?randy+lopez+goes+home '''Randy Lopez Goes Home'''] *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?randy+lopez+goes+home '''Randy Lopez Goes Home''']
- +===Anaya's Books for Children ===
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-===For Children ===+
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?first+tortilla '''First Tortilla: a bilingual story'''] *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?first+tortilla '''First Tortilla: a bilingual story''']
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-==Bestsellers in the 1940's?== 
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-'''1942''' [[wp:The Robe|Lloyd C. Douglas]], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?douglas+robe '''The Robe'''] 
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-'''1942''' [[wp:The Song of Bernadette (novel)|Franz Werfel]], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?song+of+bernadette '''Song of Bernadette'''] 
==Related Reading== ==Related Reading==
-===Hispanics in New Mexico===+ 
 +===New Mexican Stories===
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?face+of+an+angel '''Face of an Angel'''] by Denise Chavez *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?face+of+an+angel '''Face of an Angel'''] by Denise Chavez
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?loving+pedro+infante '''Loving Pedro Infante'''] by Denise Chavez. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?loving+pedro+infante '''Loving Pedro Infante'''] by Denise Chavez.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?milagro+beanfield+war '''The Milagro Beanfield War'''] by John Nicholson. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?milagro+beanfield+war '''The Milagro Beanfield War'''] by John Nicholson.
-*and find suggestions for young adults in the [[Hispanic Heritage (Young Adult)|Hispanic Heritage]] and [[Latino Literature for Young Adults|Latino Literature]] pages.+*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?death+comes+for+the+archbishop '''Death Comes for the Archbishop'''] by Willa Cather - the establishment of the Catholic Church in New Mexico is portrayed in this classic novel depicting the relationships between the church and native beliefs, and between nature and culture
-*check on current Hispanic demographics at: [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/35000.html '''U.S. Census''']+*and find suggestions for young adults in the and [[Latino Literature for Young Adults|Latino Literature]] page.
 +*Check on current Hispanic demographics at: [http://quickfacts.census.gov/qfd/states/35000.html '''U.S. Census''']
 +*Review New Mexico’s various ethnic and cultural historical timelines: [http://www.newmexico.org/learn/ '''New Mexico Tourism''']
 +*Explore further Chicano, Latino, and Hispanic-related topics: [http://chicano.umn.edu/resources/culture.html '''University of Minnesota Department of Chicano Studies''']
 + 
 +===Chicano/a Writers===
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?castillo+ana '''Ana Castillo''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?chavez+denise '''Denise Chavez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?cisneros+sandra '''Sandra Cisneros''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?gilb+dagoberto '''Dagoberto Gilb''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?munoz+manuel '''Manuel Munoz''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?martinez+ruben '''Ruben Martinez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?rechy+john. '''John Rechy''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?rodriguez+richard '''Richard Rodriguez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?saenz+benjamin+alire '''Benjamin Alire Saenz''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?urrea+luis+alberto '''Luis Alberto Urrea''']
 + 
 + 
 +===Latino Writers of the United States - Bibliography===
 + 
 +Adult Fiction
 +By Latin American Writers of the United States
 +A Selection
 + 
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?acevedo+chantel '''Chantel Acevedo''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?alvarez+julia '''Julia Alvarez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?baca+jimmy+santiago '''Jimmy Santiago Baca''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?diaz+junot '''Junot Díaz''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?garcia+cristina '''Cristina García''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?goldman+francisco '''Francisco Goldman''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?hijuelos+oscar '''Oscar Hijuelos''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?lopez+lorraine '''Lorraine López''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?martinez+nina+marie '''Nina Marie Martinez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?martinez+victor '''Victor Martinez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?menendez+ana '''Ana Menéndez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?pineda+cecile '''Cecile Pineda''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?rodriguez+abraham '''Abraham Rodriguez''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?tobar+hector '''Héctor Tobar''']
 +*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/a?vega+yunque+edgardo '''Edgardo Vega Yunqué''']
 + 
===Magical Realism=== ===Magical Realism===
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?house+of+the+spirits '''The House of the Spirits'''] by Isabel Allende. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?house+of+the+spirits '''The House of the Spirits'''] by Isabel Allende.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?like+water+for+chocolate '''Like Water for Chocolate'''] by Laura Esquivel. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?like+water+for+chocolate '''Like Water for Chocolate'''] by Laura Esquivel.
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?one+hundred+years+of+solitude '''One Hundred Years of Solitude'''] by Gabriel Garcia Marquez. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?one+hundred+years+of+solitude '''One Hundred Years of Solitude'''] by Gabriel Garcia Marquez.
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 +===Bestsellers in the 1940's===
 +
 +'''1942''' [[wp:The Robe|Lloyd C. Douglas]], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?douglas+robe '''The Robe''']
 +
 +'''1942''' [[wp:The Song of Bernadette (novel)|Franz Werfel]], [http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?song+of+bernadette '''Song of Bernadette''']
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===Coming of Age=== ===Coming of Age===
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?red+sky+at+morning+bradford '''Red Sky at Morning'''] by Richard Bradford. *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/X?red+sky+at+morning+bradford '''Red Sky at Morning'''] by Richard Bradford.
-==Movies Related to Bless Me, Ultima==+ 
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 +===Movies Related to Bless Me, Ultima===
*[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?best+years+of+our+lives '''The Best Years of Our Lives'''] *[http://aries.jmrl.org/search/t?best+years+of+our+lives '''The Best Years of Our Lives''']
:Frederic March and Dana Andrews star in a story of World War II veterans adjusting to life in the small town which had not changed along with them. :Frederic March and Dana Andrews star in a story of World War II veterans adjusting to life in the small town which had not changed along with them.

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Article in Adult Fiction, Big Read, Crossover Fiction, Hispanic, Historical, and Themes categories.


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About the Author

Rudolfo Anaya began writing while working as a public school teacher in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Following rejection by many publishers, Bless Me, Ultima was published in 1972 by El Grito, and he then went on to teach English Literature at the University of New Mexico. Following his retirement from the University, he has published the Sonny Baca mystery novels and a number of children's books.

The events in Bless Me, Ultima are drawn from his own experiences. He recorded further experiences in The Heart of Aztlan and Tortuga, which form a trilogy of fictionalized memoirs.

Rudolfo Anaya biography and interview: Bless Me, Ultima Reader's Guide


Other Works by Rudolfo Anaya

Anaya told reporters that this was the hardest book for him to write, recounting his experiences in a hospital following a serious swimming accident which also formed the basis for Florence's death in Bless Me, Ultima.

Anaya's Books for Children


Related Reading

New Mexican Stories

Chicano/a Writers


Latino Writers of the United States - Bibliography

Adult Fiction By Latin American Writers of the United States A Selection

Magical Realism


Bestsellers in the 1940's

1942 Lloyd C. Douglas, The Robe

1942 Franz Werfel, Song of Bernadette


Coming of Age


Movies Related to Bless Me, Ultima

Frederic March and Dana Andrews star in a story of World War II veterans adjusting to life in the small town which had not changed along with them.
Magical realism, from the director of Amelie
Things go awry when a Chinese girl living in Vancouver uses magic to help her mother.
Though set in Maori New Zealand with a young girl as protagonist, the novel and the film based upon it echo the themes of coming of age, family traditions, and mystical understanding of the natural world in Bless Me, Ultima.
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