Serafina s Stories New Mexico s master storyteller creates a southwestern version of the Arabian Nights in this fable set in seventeenth century Santa Fe In January a dozen Pueblo Indians are charged with conspirin

  • Title: Serafina's Stories
  • Author: Rudolfo Anaya
  • ISBN: 9780826335692
  • Page: 153
  • Format: Hardcover
  • New Mexico s master storyteller creates a southwestern version of the Arabian Nights in this fable set in seventeenth century Santa Fe In January 1680 a dozen Pueblo Indians are charged with conspiring to incite a revolution against the colonial government When the prisoners are brought before the Governor, one of them is revealed as a young woman Educated by the friarsNew Mexico s master storyteller creates a southwestern version of the Arabian Nights in this fable set in seventeenth century Santa Fe In January 1680 a dozen Pueblo Indians are charged with conspiring to incite a revolution against the colonial government When the prisoners are brought before the Governor, one of them is revealed as a young woman Educated by the friars in her pueblo s mission church, Serafina speaks beautiful Spanish and surprises the Governor with her fearlessness and intelligence.The two strike a bargain She will entertain the Governor by telling him a story If he likes her story, he will free one of the prisoners Like Scheherezade, who prevented her royal husband from killing her by telling him stories, Serafina keeps the Governor so entertained with her versions of Nuevo Mexicano cuentos that he spares the lives of all her fellow prisoners.Some of the stories Serafina tells will have a familiar ring to them, for they came from Europe and were New Mexicanized by the Spanish colonists Some have Pueblo Indian plots and characters and it is this blending of the two cultures that is Anaya s true subject.

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    About "Rudolfo Anaya"

    1. Rudolfo Anaya

      Rudolfo Anaya lives and breathes the landscape of the Southwest It is a powerful force, full of magic and myth, integral to his writings Anaya, however, is a native Hispanic fascinated by cultural crossings unique to the Southwest, a combination of oldSpain and New Spain, of Mexico with Mesoamerica and the anglicizing forces of the twentieth century Rudolfo Anaya is widely acclaimed as the founder of modern Chicano literature According to the New York Times, he is the most widely read author in Hispanic communities, and sales of his classic Bless Me, Ultima 1972 have surpassed 360,000, despite the fact that none of his books have been published originally by New York publishing houses His works are standard texts in Chicano studies and literature courses around the world, and he has done than perhaps any other single person to promote publication of books by Hispanic authors in this country With the publication of his novel, Albuquerque 1992 ,Newsweek has proclaimed him a front runner in what is better called not the new multicultural writing, but the new American writing His most recent volume, published in 1995, is Zia Summer I ve always used the technique of the cuento I am an oral storyteller, but now I do it on the printed page I think if we were very wise we would use that same tradition in video cassettes, in movies, and on radio from unm wrtgsw anayamlandgale.cengage free_reso

    533 thoughts on “Serafina's Stories”

    1. I was asked to read this book for possible inclusion as a classroom text. Those books are hit and miss, and lately they've been more miss than hit. This book was a pleasant surprise, and I enjoyed it both as a history teacher and as a resident of the Southwest. SERAFINA'S STORIES, by Rudolfo Anaya, is a revisiting of 1001 Arabian Nights, with the action moved to 17th Century New Mexico. At that time, New Mexico was the northernmost colony of New Spain, and the American Revolution was still a cen [...]


    2. The clashing of two cultures- Spanish and Pueblo Natives- learns to respect each other through the oral tradition of cuentos or folk tales in the early colonization period of New Mexico in the 17th century. When twelve Pueblo Indians are imprisoned for planning a revolt against the Spanish colony, a young Native woman makes a bargain with the governor to free her people by telling him stories passed down from the Old World and revised in the New.


    3. I tend to have a hard time with short stories and folk tales especially - I like characters, not archetypes. But it's an easy and pretty enjoyable read and mostly just reminded me that I really need to get around to reading Bless Me, Ultima, which has been on my to-read list, like, forever. Seriously.


    4. I've love ready Anaya's books since I first read "Bless me Unlitma in high school". Love the book. I'm readong it at night so I get the full affect of the story Serafina is telling. Not finished reading, but I would recommend it. Story telling is an art, and this story pay honor to that fact. The old stories are important, the connect us to out past, they come to life in our imaginagtion when gifted story teller recounts them.


    5. This was an easy read which gave me an introduction to some history of the SW which I really did not know. Serafina's stories, passed down from generation to generation from the Spanish culture are very much classic tales we all know from childhood. It's a book which will make you think, just a little. It has a rather abrupt ending.




    6. meh it was okay. I liked that this was about a time period of U.S. history that does not get a lot of time or attention. A little boring.




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