Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez

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.

  • Format: Paperback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 106 x 174 x 15mm | 113g
  • Publication date: 01 Feb 1990
  • Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group Inc
  • Imprint: Bantam Doubleday Dell Publishing Group
  • Publication City/Country: New York, United States
  • Language: English
  • Edition Statement: Reprint
  • ISBN10: 0553272934
  • ISBN13: 9780553272932
  • Bestsellers rank: 338,880

More Books:

Hunger of Memory
Language: en
Pages: 226
Authors: Richard Rodriguez
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2004-02-03 - Publisher: Bantam

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 c
Days of Obligation
Language: en
Pages: 257
Authors: Richard Rodriguez
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 1993-11-01 - Publisher: Penguin

A Pulitzer Prize Finalist Rodriguez's acclaimed first book, Hunger of Memory raised a fierce controversy with its views on bilingualism and alternative action.
Hunger
Language: en
Pages: 241
Authors: Roxane Gay
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2017-06-13 - Publisher: HarperCollins

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while ta
Ireland's Great Hunger
Language: en
Pages: 238
Authors: David A. Valone
Categories: Social Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-12-21 - Publisher: University Press of America

The papers collected here are a product of the second conference on Ireland's Great Hunger held at Quinnipiac University in 2005. This volume, focused on the th
Cures for Hunger
Language: en
Pages: 337
Authors: Deni Ellis Béchard
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-05-15 - Publisher: Milkweed Editions

A “poignant but rigorously unsentimental” memoir of one man’s search for the truth about his father’s dark past, and how it shaped his own life (Kirkus
Reality Hunger
Language: en
Pages: 240
Authors: David Shields
Categories: Literary Criticism
Type: BOOK - Published: 2010-02-23 - Publisher: Vintage

A landmark book, “brilliant, thoughtful” (The Atlantic) and “raw and gorgeous” (LA Times), that fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic iss
The Reproach of Hunger
Language: en
Pages: 432
Authors: David Rieff
Categories: Political Science
Type: BOOK - Published: 2015-10-06 - Publisher: Simon and Schuster

Hailed as “invaluable…a substantial work of political thought,” (New Statesman) in a groundbreaking report, based on years of reporting, David Rieff asses
Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Language: en
Pages: 265
Authors: Carrie Brownstein
Categories: Biography & Autobiography
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-10-25 - Publisher: Penguin

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a
Say Nothing
Language: en
Pages: 516
Authors: Patrick Radden Keefe
Categories: True Crime
Type: BOOK - Published: 2019-02-26 - Publisher: Anchor

NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER • Soon to be an FX limited series streaming on HULU • From the author of Empire of Pain—a stunning, intricate narrative about a
The Book of Memory
Language: en
Pages: 288
Authors: Petina Gappah
Categories: Fiction
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-02-02 - Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

The story that you have asked me to tell you does not begin with the pitiful ugliness of Lloyd’s death. It begins on a long-ago day in August when the sun sea