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LIT 224 - Desert Vista: Analysis of Selected Works of Rudolfo Anaya: Rudolfo Anaya
A biography is provided on American author Rudolfo Anaya, one of the most commended Chicano writers. Information about the author's life, his literary styles and the themes and characteristics of his works is offered. An overview of some of the works of Anaya is also presented including "Bless Me, Ultima," "Tortuga," "Alburquerque" and "Heart of Aztlán."
"Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima addresses the cultural pressures that caused Mexican Americans to deny their Indian heritage in the decades before the Chicano movement. Structurally, the novel mirrors those pressures by suppressing issues of Native American heritage and concealing them under the veil of the father-mother conflict."