The Essays

The Essays

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Fifty-two essays exploring identity, literature, immigration, and politics by one of the godfathers of Chicano literature In his essay a€œThe New World Man, a€ Rudolfo Anaya writes, a€œI stand poised at the center of power, the knowing of myself, the heart and soul of the New World man alive in me.a€ Best known for his novel Bless Me, Ultima, which established him as one of the founders of Chicano literature, The Essays illustrates Anayaa€™s gift for storytelling and his deep connection to the land and its history. These intimate and contemplative essays explore censorship, immigration, urban development, the Southwest as a region, and personal identity. In a€œAztlan: A Homeland Without Boundaries, a€ he discusses the reimagining of the modern Chicano community through ancient myth and legend; in a€œThe Spirit of Place, a€ he explores the historical connection between literature and the earth. Some essays are autobiographical, some argumentative; all are passionate. A must-have for Anaya fans and readers of Chicano literature, this book will also appeal to anyone eager to explore contemporary America through fresh eyes.Why do I have to be a writer, spending my life transporting characters into those depths? Is it madness? Or is it ... I learned each person was not only on a journey in and out of the hospital, but each was on a journey through life. What was theanbsp;...

Title:The Essays
Author: Rudolfo Anaya
Publisher:Open Road Media - 2015-11-24

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