Fray Angélico Chávez: Poet, Priest, and Artist

Fray Angélico Chávez: Poet, Priest, and Artist

by Ellen McCracken, Ellen McCracken
     
 

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New Mexico's first native Franciscan priest, Fray Angelico Chavez (1910-1996) is known as a prolific historian, a literary and artistic figure, and an intellectual. The original essays collected here explore his wide-ranging cultural production: fiction, poetry, architectural restoration, journalism, genealogy, translation, and painting and drawing.

Several essays

Overview

New Mexico's first native Franciscan priest, Fray Angelico Chavez (1910-1996) is known as a prolific historian, a literary and artistic figure, and an intellectual. The original essays collected here explore his wide-ranging cultural production: fiction, poetry, architectural restoration, journalism, genealogy, translation, and painting and drawing.

Several essays discuss his approach to history, his archival research, and the way in which he re-centers ethnic identity in the prevalent Anglo-American master historical narrative. Others examine how he used fiction to bring history alive and combined visual and verbal elements to enhance his narratives. Two essays explore Chavez's profession as a friar. The collection ends with recollections by Thomas E. Chavez, historian and Fray Angelico's nephew.

Readers familar with Chavez's work as well as those learning about it for the first time will find much that surprises and informs in these essays.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826320070
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
06/15/2000
Series:
Pasó Por Aquí Series in the Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage
Pages:
168
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.79(d)

Meet the Author


Ellen McCracken is professor of Spanish at the University of California, Santa Barbara. She is also the author of New Latina Narrative: The Feminine Space of Postmodern Ethnicity and Decoding Women's Magazines: From Mademoiselle to Ms.

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