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Hunger For Memory - Richard Rodriguez

Paperback

Published: 1st February 1990
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Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum.
Here is the poignant journey of a " minority student" who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation -- from his past, his parents, his culture -- and so describes the high price of " making it" in middle-class America.
Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.

"Arresting ... Splendidly written intellectual autobiography."--Boston Globe "Superb autobiographical essay ... Mr. Rodriguez offers himself as an example of the long labor of change: its costs, about which he is movingly frank, its loneliness, but also its triumph."--New York Times Book Review

ISBN: 9780553272932
ISBN-10: 0553272934
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 208
Published: 1st February 1990
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 17.5 x 10.7  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.11
Edition Number: 1