Hunger of Memory - Richard Rodríguez

Hunger of Memory

By Richard Rodríguez

  • Release Date: 1983-01-01
  • Genre: Biographies & Memoirs
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 43 Ratings

Description

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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Reviews

  • Perfect for a college course

    5
    By DodgersNCowboys
    last chapter has to be one of my all time favs
  • Ehhh

    2
    By Ih8kife
    Had to read, wouldn't recommend just for fun.
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