Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

Version: Unabridged
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Narrator: Jonathan Davis
Genres: Biography & Memoir, Education, Social Science
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Published In: June 2018
# of Units: 6 CDs
Length: 8 hours
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Overview

Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just fifty 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.

Author Details

Author Details

Rodriguez, Richard

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.
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