American Ethnic Writers (Magill's Choice) by David R. Peck, Tracy Irons-Georges


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The final touch is the construction of his own castle, in which he discovers a handsome man waiting for him on the other side of the walls. In his pursuit of his admirer Arturo does not recognize that his imaginary walls are the off-limits fences of the camp. When he is ordered to stop, he continues to walk out of the camp, and he is shot dead by a military officer. Arenas’s novel represents the beginning of a literary trend in Latin America that presents homosexuals as significant characters. It also focuses on the sexual practices of homosexual men, something that was a literary taboo.

6 (February, 1999): 30-32. —Angela Athy RudolfoA . Anaya Rudolfo A. Anaya Born: Pastura, New Mexico; October 30, 1937 Anaya became one of the foremost Chicano novelists of the twentieth century. Traditions: Mexican American Principal works: Bless Me, Ultima, 1972; Heart of Aztlán, 1976; Tortuga, 1979; The Silence of the Llano, 1982; Alburquerque, 1992; Zia Summer, 1995; Jalamanta, 1996; Rio Grande Fall, 1996 Rudolfo Anaya began writing during his days as a student at the University of New Mexico.

This killing also causes Ultima’s death, but her work is done. Antonio can choose his destiny. Heart of Aztlán Type of work: Novel First published: 1976 Heart of Aztlán is Anaya’s second novel of a trilogy that includes Bless Me, Ultima (1972) and Tortuga (1979). It is a psychological portrait of a quest for Chicano identity and empowerment. It is the story of the Chávez family, who leave the country to search for a better life in the city only to discover that their destiny lies in a past thought abandoned and lost.

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