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Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

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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.

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Synopsis:

"Hunger Of Memory" is the first memoir of Mexican-American Rodriguez, who began his schooling in Sacramento, California knowing just 50 words of English. 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, and his culture.

About the Author

Richard Rodriguez is an editor at Pacific News Service, and a contributing editor for Harper's Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and the Sunday "Opinion" section of the Los Angeles Times. He has published numerous articles in The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The American Scholar, Time, Mother Jones, and The New Republic.

Richard received a 1997 George Foster Peabody Award for his NewsHour Essays on American life. The Peabody Award is designed to recognize "outstanding achievement in broadcast and cable," and is one of television's highest honors.

Rodriguez's awards for Hunger of Memory include the The Christopher Prize for Autobiography; The Gold Metal for Non-Fiction from the Commonwealth Club of California, and the Anisfeld-Wolf Prize for Civil Rights. He was awarded the Frankel Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Journalism Award from the World Affairs Council of California.

Rodriguez's autobiographical triology about American public life includes Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Father (1992) and Brown: The Last Discovery of America (2002). Rodriguez lives in San Francisco.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780553382518
Author:
Rodriguez, Richard
Publisher:
Dial Press
Location:
New York
Subject:
California
Subject:
Mexican americans
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Education, bilingual
Subject:
Affirmative action programs
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Ethnic Cultures - General
Subject:
General Biography
Subject:
Biography-Ethnic Cultures
Subject:
Biography - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 03-09-047
Publication Date:
20040231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
7.54x4.98x.49 in. .34 lbs.

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