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Explorations in Sights and Sounds
Although Nash Candelaria has published quite a few short stories, it is in the field of the novel where his most outstanding contributions lie. Memories of the Alhambra (1977), Not by the Sword (1982), and Inheritance of Strangers (1985) form an historical trilogy of New Mexico that expresses the conflicts inherent in a society that is largely defined in terms of conquest. The first work takes a disturbing look at a "New" Mexican who wants to believe he is Spanish, while the other two depict the resiliency of the culture in crisis of the first book.
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