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Pilgrims in Aztlan Summary
Miguel Mendez

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Pilgrims in Aztlan Summary

Introduction

Miguel Méndez, in his novel Pilgrims in Aztlán, tells many different stories. Heralded as a "landmark in Chicano literature" by critic Roland Walter in the Americas Review, the stories in this novel are hard to read. The difficulties are based on many factors; one of the most prominent is Méndez's creative use of time—there is no straightforward linear progression. Another challenge is keeping track of the long list of characters. A third factor is the subject matter. There is no easy way of reading about the lives of oppressed and constantly hungry people. Underneath all this, there is also another factor. Juan D. Bruce-Novoa, in his article "Miguel Méndez: Voices of Silence," states that

Méndez never trusts the lazy reader who would take
advantage of the novel to amuse himself without
committing anything in return. Méndez...

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