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Alburquerque
Contributor(s): Anaya, Rudolfo (Author)

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ISBN: 0826340598     ISBN-13: 9780826340597
Publisher: University of New Mexico Press
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Binding Type: Paperback - See All Available Formats & Editions
Published: February 2006
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Annotation: ""Alburquerque" is a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities, and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all, in this novel is a deep caring for land and culture and for the spiritual well-being of people, environment, landscape."--John Nichols, author of "The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel"

." . . "Alburquerque" portrays a quest for knowledge. . . . ŬIt¨ is a novel about many cultures intersecting at an urban, power-, and politics-filled crossroads, represented by a powerful white businessman, whose mother just happens to be a Jew who has hidden her Jewishness, . . . and a boy from the barrio who fathers a child raised in the barrio but who eventually goes on to a triumphant assertion of his cross-cultural self."--"World Literature Today"

""Alburquerque" fulfills two important functions: it restores the missing R to the name of the city, and it shows off Anayas powers as a novelist."--Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio

Additional Information
BISAC Categories:
- Fiction | Historical - General
Dewey: FIC
LCCN: 2006278957
Physical Information: 0.78" H x 6.32" W x 9.08" (0.94 lbs) 280 pages
Themes:
- Ethnic Orientation - Chicano
Review Citations: Multicultural Review 10/01/2006 pg. 14
Accelerated Reader Info
Quiz #: 66558
Reading Level: 5.0   Interest Level: Upper Grades   Point Value: 14.0
 
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""Alburquerque" is a rich and tempestuous book, full of love and compassion, the complex and exciting skullduggery of politics, and the age-old quest for roots, identity, family. . . . There is a marvelous tapestry of interwoven myth and magic that guides Anaya's characters' sensibilities, and is equally important in defining their feel of place. Above all, in this novel is a deep caring for land and culture and for the spiritual well-being of people, environment, landscape."--John Nichols, author of "The Milagro Beanfield War: A Novel"

." . . "Alburquerque" portrays a quest for knowledge. . . . It is a novel about many cultures intersecting at an urban, power-, and politics-filled crossroads, represented by a powerful white businessman, whose mother just happens to be a Jew who has hidden her Jewishness, . . . and a boy from the barrio who fathers a child raised in the barrio but who eventually goes on to a triumphant assertion of his cross-cultural self."--"World Literature Today"

""Alburquerque" fulfills two important functions: it restores the missing R to the name of the city, and it shows off Anayas powers as a novelist."--Alan Cheuse, National Public Radio


Contributor Bio(s): Anaya, Rudolfo: - Rudolfo Anaya, widely acclaimed as one of the founders of modern Chicano literature, is professor emeritus of English at the University of New Mexico. Anaya was presented with the National Medal of Arts for literature in 2001 and his novel Alburquerque (the city's original Spanish spelling) won the PEN Center West Award for Fiction. He has also received the Premio Quinto Sol, the national Chicano literary award, the American Book Award from The Before Columbus Foundation, the Mexican Medal of Friendship from the Mexican Consulate, and the Western Literature Association's Distinguished Achievement Award. He is best known for the classic Bless Me Ultima.
 
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