Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780553382518
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Release: 2004
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a critically acclaimed and controversial memoir, the son of Mexican immigrants explores the American educational process and criticizes affirmative action and bilingualism as benign errors. Reprint.

Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780553898835
Available:
Release: 2004-02-03
Editor: Bantam
Language: en

Explanation of 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.

Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 212
ISBN: 9780553382518
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Dial Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a critically acclaimed and controversial memoir, the son of Mexican immigrants explores the American educational process and criticizes affirmative action and bilingualism as benign errors. Reprint.

Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodríguez
Pages: 195
ISBN: OCLC:253500734
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Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Days of Obligation

Days of Obligation
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 230
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173010090740
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Release: 1993
Editor: Penguin Group USA
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Essays written by the author of Hunger of Memory explore such subjects as Corte+a7s's conquest of Mexico and the state of AIDS-ravaged San Francisco and gauge the spiritual and moral landscapes of the United States and Mexico. Reprint.

Hunger

Hunger
Author: Roxane Gay
Pages: 320
ISBN: 9780062362605
Available:
Release: 2017-06-13
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 taking care of yourself. “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.” In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

Reality Hunger

Reality Hunger
Author: David Shields
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780307593238
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Release: 2010-02-23
Editor: Vintage
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A landmark book, “brilliant, thoughtful” (The Atlantic) and “raw and gorgeous” (LA Times), that fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time, from the bestselling author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past and present, to reframe debates about the veracity of memoir and the relevance of the novel. He argues that our culture is obsessed with “reality,” precisely because we experience hardly any, and urgently calls for new forms that embody and convey the fractured nature of contemporary experience.

The Giver

The Giver
Author: Lois Lowry
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780544340688
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Release: 2014-07-01
Editor: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

A Certain Hunger

A Certain Hunger
Author: Chelsea G. Summers
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1951213432
Available:
Release: 2021-09-07
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 200
ISBN: 1567927211
Available:
Release: 2022-06-28
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The 40th anniversary edition of an American classic: a "minority student" pays the cost of social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation--from his past, his parents, his culture. Exquisitely written, poignant and powerful, unsettling and controversial, this both a profound study of the importance of language and a moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man. Forty years ago, readers met the extraordinary writer Richard Rodriguez through the story of his own education. He would go on to win a loyal readership with Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father (a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize), Brown: The Last Discovery of America, and Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography. But first came Hunger of Memory, originally published by Godine in 1982. Hunger of Memory is the story of a young Mexican-American, who began school in Sacramento, California knowing just fifty words of English, yet concluded his university studies in the reading room of the British Museum. In between, he fought a dramatic struggle between his public and private self. A longtime resident of San Francisco, and an ardent opponent of easy labels and limited self-conceptions, Rodriguez describes himself as a "queer Catholic Indian Spaniard at home in a temperate Chinese city in a fading blond state in a post-Protestant nation." Resisting the easy way of following received dogmatic and conventional thought, Rodriguez has also encountered hostility for his provocative positions on issues such as affirmative action and bilingual education. But the extraordinary clarity of his iconoclastic writing--the surprising twists in his thinking, the view of public policy as it limits individual lives, and the story he tells of an American education--have made this book endure for forty years and counting. This edition includes a new afterword by the author as well as an introduction by Phillip Lopate. Whether you're hearing about Richard Rodriguez for the first time, or have read him for years, whether his life is like your own or far from it, if you care about the power of language and original thinking, you owe yourself to read Hunger of Memory.

The Poet s Companion A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry

The Poet s Companion  A Guide to the Pleasures of Writing Poetry
Author: Kim Addonizio,Dorianne Laux
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9780393340884
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Release: 2010-11-22
Editor: W. W. Norton & Company
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

From the nuts and bolts of craft to the sources of inspiration, this book is for anyone who wants to write poetry-and do it well. The Poet's Companion presents brief essays on the elements of poetry, technique, and suggested subjects for writing, each followed by distinctive writing exercises. The ups and downs of writing life—including self-doubt and writer's block—are here, along with tips about getting published and writing in the electronic age. On your own, this book can be your "teacher," while groups, in or out of the classroom, can profit from sharing weekly assignments.

Brown

Brown
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101161500
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Release: 2003-03-25
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In his dazzling new memoir, Richard Rodriguez reflects on the color brown and the meaning of Hispanics to the life of America today. Rodriguez argues that America has been brown since its inception-since the moment the African and the European met within the Indian eye. But more than simply a book about race, Brown is about America in the broadest sense—a look at what our country is, full of surprising observations by a writer who is a marvelous stylist as well as a trenchant observer and thinker.

Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 195
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173022164800
Available:
Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1103540299
Available:
Release: 1982
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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A Study Guide for Richard Rodriguez s Hunger of Memory The Education of Richard Rodriguez

A Study Guide for Richard Rodriguez s  Hunger of Memory  The Education of Richard Rodriguez
Author: Gale, Cengage Learning
Pages: 28
ISBN: 9781410348722
Available:
Release: 2016
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Study Guide for Richard Rodriguez's "Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez," excerpted from Gale's acclaimed Nonfiction Classics for Students. This concise study guide includes plot summary; character analysis; author biography; study questions; historical context; suggestions for further reading; and much more. For any literature project, trust Nonfiction Classics for Students for all of your research needs.

A Hunger for the Forbidden

A Hunger for the Forbidden
Author: Maisey Yates
Pages: 192
ISBN: 9781460322666
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Release: 2013-12-01
Editor: Harlequin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A Hunger for the Forbidden Scandalized & Seduced: to desire a Corretti… Alessia Battaglia is a vision in white…as she flees the church. She's abandoned her fiancé, praying that his cousin, Matteo Corretti will come after her. Because there are two things Matteo doesn't know… Alessia is pregnant, and the child is his! The Highest Price to Pay All about the money? Blaise Chevalier intends to discard Ella Stanton's failing business—that is, until he meets her! Cast in the same fiery mold, she's an intriguing adversary. Proud and beautiful, Ella's determined to prove Blaise wrong…if she can just ignore the flicker of attraction burning between them!

The Memory Book

The Memory Book
Author: Lara Avery
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9780316283779
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Release: 2016-07-05
Editor: Poppy
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.

Eternal Hunger

Eternal Hunger
Author: Laura Wright
Pages: 384
ISBN: 1101443758
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Release: 2010-10-05
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Read Laura Wright's blogs and other content on the Penguin Community. A dark and sexy debut paranormal romance In the dark, fear and desire are one... Alexander Roman wants nothing to do with those of his vampire breed. Fate places him at the door of Dr. Sara Donohue, who is dedicated to removing patients' traumatic memories. But as their world's collide, Sara and Alexander are bound by something even stronger as one becomes hunter and the other, prey. And Sara's only chance of survival is to surrender to the final-and most unimaginable-desire of her life. Watch a Video

CLASSICS Hunger of Memory

CLASSICS Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:1020215260
Available:
Release: 2021
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Say Nothing

Say Nothing
Author: Patrick Radden Keefe
Pages: 441
ISBN: 9780307279286
Available:
Release: 2019
Editor: Anchor
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

"A narrative about a notorious killing that took place in Northern Ireland during The Troubles and its devastating repercussions to this day"--