Alburquerque by Rudolfo Anaya

The city- and land-scapes of Albuquerque and the surrounding environment of northern New Mexico play a large role in this  important novel by one of the fathers of Chicano literature.   Anaya’s characters engage the real and mythical place of “Alburquerque,” and only discover their true identities in relation to the land and the culture that arises from the places they inhabit.  Emblematic aspects of the land provide crucial cultural resonance to the text of Alburquerque.

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