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by Rudolfo A. Anaya

Rudolfo Alfonso Anaya was born in 1937 in New Mexico, and his family history mimics that of the region. His father was a vaqueros, one of the free-spirited horsemen who began working the cattle and sheep ranches of the llanos or wild plains before the arrival of the American cowboy; his mother belonged to a farming family with ties to settled village life. “Those are the two halves of my nature,” Anaya observes. “Much is in the blood, because the blood has memory . . . the whispers of the blood are stories” (Anaya in Clark, p. 41). Other legacies from Anaya’s and New Mexico’s past concern the Hispano-Catholic and pre-Catholic traditions of the region. These several legacies converge in Bless Me, Ultima and are at the heart of the dilemma faced by the novel’s young hero.

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