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Fray Angélico Chávez: Poet, Priest, and Artist
     

Fray Angélico Chávez: Poet, Priest, and Artist

by Ellen McCracken (Editor)
 

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New Mexico's first Franciscan priest, Fray Angélico Cheavez (1910-1996) is known as a prolific historian, a literary and artistic figure, and an intellectual who played a vital role in Santa Fe's community of writers. The original essays collected here explore his wide-ranging cultural production: fiction, poetry, architectural restoration, journalism,

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New Mexico's first Franciscan priest, Fray Angélico Cheavez (1910-1996) is known as a prolific historian, a literary and artistic figure, and an intellectual who played a vital role in Santa Fe's community of writers. 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 Chávez's profession as a friar. The collection ends with recollections by Thomas E. Chávez, historian and Fray Angélico's nephew.

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

"A wonderful tribute to a great man."--Rudolfo Anaya

"UNM Press is to be congratulated on the publication of this long-awaited work on Fray Chávez. His fiction, his poetics, and his art work are fully detailed by a select group of both young and seasoned scholars."--Rolando Hinojosa-Smith

Part of the Pasó por Aquí Series on the Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage

ABOUT THE CONTRIBUTORS
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.

ACCLAIM

" . . . I cannot imagine a better introduction to [Chávez] than this volume." -- St. Anthony Messenger

"Ellen McCracken has constructed an excellent collective endeavor." -- The Journal of Arizona History

"One can only hope for further explorations into this remarkable man's life, thought, and expression." -- Journal of Hispanic/Latino Theology

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780826320087
Publisher:
University of New Mexico Press
Publication date:
06/15/2012
Series:
Pasó por Aquí Series on the Nuevomexicano Literary Heritage
Pages:
170
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.40(d)

Meet the Author

Ellen McCracken 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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