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Hunger of Memory : The Education of Richard Rodriguez
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0553272934, Mass Market Paperback)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.
(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:07:15 -0400)
The author, a disadvantaged Mexican American, writes of feelings of alienation from his family as he learned English and earned a Ph. D.
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