By Ellen McCracken
New Mexico's first Franciscan priest, Fray Angélico Chávez (1910-1996) is mostly a prolific historian, a literary and creative determine, and an highbrow who performed an important position in Santa Fe's group of writers. the unique essays accumulated the following discover his wide-ranging cultural creation: fiction, poetry, architectural recovery, journalism, family tree, translation, and portray and drawing. a number of essays speak about his method of historical past, his archival examine, and how during which he re-centers ethnic identification within the frequent Anglo-American grasp historic narrative. Others research how he used fiction to deliver historical past alive and mixed visible and verbal parts to augment his narratives. essays discover Chávez's career as a friar. the gathering ends with reminiscences by way of Thomas E. Chávez, historian and Fray Angélico's nephew.
Readers familar with Chávez's paintings in addition to these studying approximately it for the 1st time will locate a lot that surprises and informs in those essays.
"A magnificent tribute to an outstanding man."--Rudolfo Anaya
"UNM Press is to be congratulated at the booklet of this long-awaited paintings on Fray Chávez. His fiction, his poetics, and his artwork are absolutely specific via a opt for crew of either younger and professional scholars."--Rolando Hinojosa-Smith
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P. 258. 18. , p. xi. 36 Historical Recovery 19. , p. 267. 20. , p. 266. 21. , p. 267. 22. Chávez, ‘‘La Conquistadora Is a Paisana,’’ El Palacio 57 (Oct. 1950), p. 307. : St. Anthony Guild Press, 1954). chapter three L A C O N Q U I S TA D O R A A S H I S TO RY A N D F I C T I T I O U S AU TO B I O G R A P H Y p luis leal University of California, Santa Barbara Fray Angélico Chávez’s earliest interest as a writer was poetry. However, in the 1940s he began to publish history and historical ﬁction.
30). The statue’s main interests, when she is not talking about herself, are history, religion, and the biography of Fray Angélico’s ancestors, of whom there is a genealogical tree at the beginning of the book. The statue is very skillful about characterizing herself and is not jealous, as she says, of other representations of the Mother of God. Besides the Mexican Virgin of Guadalupe, whom she praises, she relates the lives of the Spanish Virgin of Guadalupe, Our Lady of the Remedies, Our Lady of Light, and Our Lady of Toledo.
23. The quotation and the two articles are cited in Phyllis S. Morales, Fray Angélico Chávez: A Bibliography of His Published Writings, 1925–1978 (Santa Fe: The Lightning Tree, 1980), p. 36. 24. J. Lloyd Mecham, ‘‘Supplementary Documents Relating to the Chamuscado-Rodríguez Expedition,’’ Southwestern Historical Quarterly 29 (1925), pp. 224–31. 1927), pp. 239–68; and 334–62. 25. Chávez, ‘‘The Gallegos Relación Reconsidered,’’ p. 3. 26. , pp. 3, 6. 27. , p. 20. 28. Marc Simmons, interview with Fray Angélico Chávez, Santa Fe, Dec.