Bless Me, Ultima. Anaya, R. Essay

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BIBLIOGRAPHYAnaya, R. (1972). Bless Me, Ultima. California: Quinto Sol Publications, Inc.Calderon, H. & Saldivar, J. (1991). Criticism in the Borderlands. Durham & London: Duke University Press.Creel, J. (1986). The People Next Door, an Interpretative History of Mexico and Mexicans. New York: John Day.Diaz-Guerrero, R. (1991). Understanding Mexicans and Americans. New York: Plenum Press.Di-Bella, J. (1989). Literatura de la Frontera. California: Binational Press.Frost, E. (1972). Las Categorias de la Cultura Mexicana. Mexico: Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico.Herrera-Sobek, M. (1992). Toward a promised land: La frontera as a myth and reality in ballad and song. Aztlan 21 no 1-2:227-62 '92 '96Jimenez, F. (1979). The Identification and Analysis of Chicano Literature. New York: Bilingual Press.Miller, T. (1981). On the Border. New York: Harper & Row, Publishers.Salado Alvarez, V. (1968). De como escapo Mexico de ser Yankee. Mexico: Editorial Jus.Saldivar, R. (1990). Chicano Narrative. Wisconsin: The University of Wisconsin Press.Shirley C. & Shirley P. (1988). Understanding Chicano Literature. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.Universidad Autonoma de Baja California. (1983). Estudios Fronterizos. Revista del Instituto de investigaciones sociales. Mexicali: Universidad Autonoma de Baja California.Bless Me, Ultima:The Cultural Distress of a Young SocietyLuis Rafael Villafane FernandezLatin American StudiesElizabeth MahanDecember 3, 1996An answer to the discussion question of whether or not there is a defined border culture would need a great number of years in field research, but we can also observe a few of the characteristics of such border culture just by looking at scholastic essays and books related to the topic. Within the research that I did, I found a number of scholars who, while defining the border, mention all the specific or special characteristics of this new emerging society, but who also very few times defined it as such. In the book that I researched, Bless Me Ultima, by Rudolfo A. Anaya, we find many of those characteristics. There is already much work on this piece of literature, therefore, I decided to present my research and study in two ways. First, I will give a personal analysis of the work, in which I will discuss the different topics and parallelisms that I believe are related to an emerging border culture, and second, I will discuss and complete analysis made by Roberto Cantu, published in The Identification and Analysis of Chicano Literature.The novel by Rudolfo Anaya Bless Me, Ultima, was printed in June 1972, but won the first price in the Second Annual Premio Quinto Sol Literary Award in 1971.The main characters of the novel are Antonio, his father, mother, two sisters, three brothers, Tenorio and his three daughters, and Ultima. The argument presents how a child, (Antonio), matures in one year, thanks to the different episodes that he goes through. Antonio, a seven year old child,...

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