A Closer Look Book Club meets for an hour-long conversation about Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya. This book won the Premio Quinto Sol in 1972 and was made into a film in 2013. The story focuses on a young boy’s spiritual transformation amidst cultural and societal changes in the American Southwest during World War II. Anaya’s work reflects the uniqueness of the Chicano experience in the context of modernization in New Mexico—an enchanted landscape that accommodates cultural, religious, moral, and epistemological contradictions.
at the University of Arizona Poetry Center (10/14/15) at 5pm