New Mexico's first Franciscan priest, Fray Angélico Cheavez (1910-1996) can be a prolific historian, a literary and inventive determine, and an highbrow who performed an essential function 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. numerous essays talk about his method of heritage, his archival learn, and how during which he re-centers ethnic id within the established Anglo-American grasp ancient narrative. Others learn how he used fiction to carry heritage alive and mixed visible and verbal components to augment his narratives. essays discover Chávez's occupation as a friar. the gathering ends with reminiscences by way of Thomas E. Chávez, historian and Fray Angélico's nephew.
Readers conversant in 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.
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