Friday, May 4, 2012
CHICANONAUTICA CELEBRATES RUDOLFO ANAYA AND FANTASTIC AZTLÁN
La Bloga has been celebrating the 40th anniversary of the publication of Rudolfo Anaya's Bless Me, Ultima all this week. I did my part with a special Chicanonautica that discusses Anaya's recent young adult novels that deal with the monsters of Aztlán, and UFOs.
But first, here's Anaya's acceptance speech for the Robert Kirsch Lifetime Achievement Award from the Los Angeles Times:
And the Chupacabra is not only the subject of two of Anaya's novels, but a media phenomenon:
And, yes, we have UFOs over Aztlán, be they spaceships, brujas, or something else:
And in this Val Lewton classic, New Mexico gives Transylvania some serious competition. Watch for the penitentes:
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