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Chicano literature

Screen shot of the opening image from our Big Read film featuring Rudolfo Anaya. Rudolfo Anaya knows about story. For him, storytelling lies at the heart of, well, everything; it's what connects and shapes humanity. In the video below, Anaya shares the story behind the story of his seminal novel,...
Washington, DC by Paulette Beete Rudolfo Anaya was the guest of the honor at one of the inaugural Big Reads of Bless Me, Ultima in 2007. Photo courtesy of Bernalillo County, New Mexico. 1. Rudolfo Anaya received an NEA literature fellowship in 1979. He received the National Medal of Arts---the...