Enciclopedia de la Literatura en México

Bless me, Ultima

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.

"Poihnant... an important book, one that deserves to be hailed as a classic." —San Francisco Chronicle

"The most important novel and influential Chicano novel ever written..." —The Nation


Rudolfo Anya is profesor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. he is the winnert of PEN Center Award for Fiction for his novel Albuquerque. His other novels include Zia Sommer, Rio Grande Fall, and Shaman Winter, and he has written numerous short stories , essays, plays, and children's books, such as The Farolitos for Cristmas.

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