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Randy Lopez Goes Home #2020

Randy Lopez Goes Home When he was a young man Randy Lopez left his village in northern New Mexico to seek his fortune Since then he has learned some of the secrets of success in the Anglo world and even written a book ca

  • Title: Randy Lopez Goes Home
  • Author: Rudolfo Anaya
  • ISBN: 9780806141893
  • Page: 492
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Randy Lopez Goes Home By Rudolfo Anaya, When he was a young man, Randy Lopez left his village in northern New Mexico to seek his fortune Since then, he has learned some of the secrets of success in the Anglo world and even written a book called Life Among the Gringos But something has been missing Now he returns to Agua Bendita to reconnect with his past and to find the wisdom the Anglo world has not providedWhen he was a young man, Randy Lopez left his village in northern New Mexico to seek his fortune Since then, he has learned some of the secrets of success in the Anglo world and even written a book called Life Among the Gringos But something has been missing Now he returns to Agua Bendita to reconnect with his past and to find the wisdom the Anglo world has not provided In this allegorical account of Randy s final journey, master storyteller Rudolfo Anaya tackles life s big questions with a light touch.Randy s entry into the haunted canyon that leads to his ancestral home begins on the Day of the Dead Reuniting with his padrinos his godparents and hoping to meet up with his lost love, Sofia, Randy encounters a series of spirits coyotes, cowboys, Death, and the devil Each one engages him in a conversation about life It is Randy s old teacher Miss Libriana who suggests his new purpose She gives him a book, How to Build a Bridge Only the bridge which is both literal and figurative, like everything else in this story can enable Randy to complete his journey.Readers acquainted with Anaya s fiction will find themselves in familiar territory here Randy Lopez, like all Anaya s protagonists, is on a spiritual quest But both those new to and familiar with Anaya will recognize this philosophical meditation as part of a long literary tradition going back to Homer, Dante, and the Bible Richly allusive and uniquely witty, Randy Lopez Goes Home presents man s quest for meaning in a touching, thought provoking narrative that will resound with young adults and mature readers alike.

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    1. randy lopez went out into the world, got a college degree, wrote a book called my life among the gringos but yearns for his old home, mom, dad, the creek, baseball in the field, the river, etc etc when he returns mom dad are dead, nobody plays any, no one in the little town even remembers randy, and certainly no one reads books wft randy searches for the past time where mami made his tortillas hot and sofia was waiting under the cherry tree for him to come kiss on so that is the question, can yo [...]

    2. A very quick, but moving read from one of my favorite authors Randy Lopez has come home to his hometown of Agua Bendita on a quest for his roots As he travels up the canyon into the heart of town he meets a variety of characters all with their own philosophies on finding the importance in your life It takes only a chapter to realize that by going home Randy has actually reached the end of his life, and the town he is traveling through it really like Purgatory An increadibly philosophical book ab [...]

    3. Rudolfo Anaya s Randy Lopez Goes Home 2011 is the latest book by one of the greatest American writers of the 20th and 21st centuries The Chicana Chicano Visions of the Americans Book Series, which I edit for the OU Press, has published this latest Anaya novel, and as numerous reviewers are noting, this book is Anaya at the height of his powers I eagerly invite you to take a look at this brilliant and engaging book To purchase the book, visit oupress ECommerce Book.

    4. This book is a short but packed allegorical novel with almost every sentence referring to a wide swath of mythological, historical, or literary themes and archetypes yet, at the same time, being grounded in real specifics of New Mexican culture Hard to describe really A seemingly simple story about returning to one s hometown and crossing a local river, yet far than that life, death, eternity, love, evil,pomegranates and Oso the multilingual dachshund.I finished it in one day, but may return to [...]

    5. I think this would be a five star book if I had gotten it, but the symbolism and allusions were all beyond my comprehension I did understand the political statements and appreciated those The writing was beautiful I just prefer literal stories.

    6. This tiny book was incredibly long I got the references, and I get the point of allegory as a genre, but goddamn, it doesn t have to be so obvious Or described at such length I feel like the digressions into cheesy the world is beautiful because it is constantly changing philosophy a term I use loosely here got longer and obvious as the book went on And then I read this sentence a few dozen pages from the end The child moved away, like a cloud without a home What the hell is that A cloud withou [...]

    7. I m torn on how I felt about this book Anaya conceived and wrote it on the death of his wife It is basically the story of a man returning home after spending his life outside of his culture One realizes pretty quickly that this is deep in mytho symbolic territory Sometimes I felt all the metaphor and allegory was a bit much and I wished there was REAL Still, on the level of trying to make sense of death, and the ways life is led, with its choices and compromises, this was pretty good.

    8. A short, provocative novel set in northern New Mexico that s reminiscent of Paulo Coelho s The Alchemist Mr Anaya addresses a number of life s questions, using a never ending cast of unusual characters, including the devil himself I love a story that makes me think and teaches me something while, at the same time, entertaining me Mr Anaya knocked it out of the park.

    9. This is an awesome little book about hispanic or chicano if you prefer culture and trying to maintain your heritage while acclimating to society at large Though set it a spiritual small town and not in the real world per say, the internal battles fought by Randy Lopez mirrors so well the day to day existance of any hispanic american living in today s society An excellant read

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