A Closer Look Book Club: Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya

Wednesday, October 14, 2015 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Poetry Center - Helen S. Schaefer Building 1508 East Helen Street (At Vine Avenue) Tucson, AZ 85721 United States

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.