Hunger of memory : an autobiography : the education of Richard Rodriguez

by Richard Rodriguez

Synopsis

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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Copyright year 1983
ISBN-13 9780553272932
ISBN-10 0553272934
Class Copyright
Publisher Bantam Books
Subject Biography & Autobiography;Business & Economics;Education;Social Science
File Size 75 MB
Number of Pages 224
Length of Recording 5
Shelf No. MM058
Lexile 920L