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Hunger of Memory

The Education of Richard Rodriguez

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Published by Bantam .
Written in English.

About the Book

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.From the Paperback edition.

First Sentence

I remember to start with that day in Sacramento-a California now nearly thirty years past-when I first entered a classroom, able to understand some fifty stray English words.

The Physical Object

Format
Mass Market Paperback
Number of pages
195
Dimensions
6.8 x 4.5 x 0.7 inches
Weight
5.6 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL7823926M
Internet Archive
hungerofmemoryed00rodrrich
ISBN 10
0553272934
ISBN 13
9780553272932
Library Thing
134665
Goodreads
889532
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