A Sense of Place

Rudolfo A. Anaya: An Annotated Bio-Bibliography
by César A. González-T. and Phyllis S. Morgan 2001

Winner of the 8th Annual Premio Aztlán Chicano Literary Award for Outstanding Bio-Bibliography "This beautiful and useful reference book belongs on every reference book shelf, both in libraries and at home." -Teresa Márquez, University of New Mexico

The first of its kind, A Sense of Place comprehensively chronicles the writings by and about the world's most celebrated Chicano author, Rudolfo A. Anaya. Anaya is Professor Emeritus at the University of New Mexico in Albuquerque, where he taught Chicano literature and creative writing. Acknowledged as the father of Chicano literature in English, he is one of the first Chicano writers to be awarded the Premio Quinto Sol National Chicano Literary Award.

He is also the recipient of numerous other state, national, and international awards. Best known for his novel Bless Me, Ultima, a classic of contemporary literature, he has also written other well- received novels, short stories, essays, non-fiction, plays, and children's books. His work continues to shape the ever-evolving voice of Chicano literature and culture.

 

This 324-page book offers readers over 1100 fully annotated citations referencing books, as well as journal, newspaper, magazine articles, and other materials spanning a twenty-five year period from 1972 to 1997. Also included are extensive title indexes, maps of Anaya country, a chronology of Anaya's life, and a lengthy essay on Anaya written by one of the country's foremost Anaya scholars, César A. González-T. Scholars will be thrilled to discover this unique and notable contribution to the field of Chicano literature. A Sense of Place is a must for all Chicano reference collections.
 

About The Authors

Phyllis S. Morgan. As an information specialist, research analyst, reference librarian, and educator, Phyllis Morgan's experience and knowledge range across a broad spectrum of subject areas and disciplines. Her major research and writing interest is in the ompilation of bibliographies, primarily on subjects related to the American Southwest. Among her works is the well- received bibliography, published in New Mexico in the 1980's, on the works of Fray Angélico Chávez.

She holds bachelor's and master's degrees in education from Ohio State University and Purdue University, and a master of library science degree from the University of Arizona.

César A. González-T. is Professor Emeritus and founding chair of Chicano Studies at San Diego Mesa College. Aside from his studies in Chicano literature, he also publishes poetry and short fiction. In 1990 he was named Outstanding Teacher and Scholar by the Concilio of Chicano Studies for San Diego, Imperial Valley and Baja, California. In 1993 he was also the recipient of the Cesar Chavez Social Justice Award. His work on Anaya in the first National Endowment for the Humanities grant in Chicano Studies (1984), which was directed by Luis Leal, led to his editing Rudolfo A. Anaya: Focus on Criticism (1990).

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