Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 224
ISBN: 9780553898835
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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
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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: 212
ISBN: 9780553382518
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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.

Days of Obligation

Days of Obligation
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 230
ISBN: 0140096221
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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
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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.

Hunger of Memory

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

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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.

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.

Darling

Darling
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101638019
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Release: 2013-10-03
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez now considers religious violence worldwide, growing public atheism in the West, and his own mortality. Rodriguez’s stylish new memoir—the first book in a decade from the Pulitzer Prize finalist—moves from Jerusalem to Silicon Valley, from Moses to Liberace, from Lance Armstrong to Mother Teresa. Rodriguez is a homosexual who writes with love of the religions of the desert that exclude him. He is a passionate, unorthodox Christian who is always mindful of his relationship to Judaism and Islam because of a shared belief in the God who revealed himself within an ecology of emptiness. And at the center of this book is a consideration of women—their importance to Rodriguez’s spiritual formation and their centrality to the future of the desert religions. Only a mind as elastic and refined as Rodriguez’s could bind these threads together into this wonderfully complex tapestry.

A Certain Hunger

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

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Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 195
ISBN: 0879234180
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Release: 1982
Editor: David R. Godine Publisher
Language: un

Explanation of the Book:

The memoir of Richard Rodriguez.

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.

Hunger of Memory

Hunger of Memory
Author: Richard Rodriguez
Pages: 195
ISBN: UTEXAS:059173018641280
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Release: 1981
Editor: Unknown
Language: un

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Hunger

Hunger
Author: James Vernon
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9780674268142
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Release: 2007-11-30
Editor: Harvard University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Hunger is as old as history itself. Indeed, it appears to be a timeless and inescapable biological condition. And yet perceptions of hunger and of the hungry have changed over time and differed from place to place. Hunger has a history, which can now be told. At the beginning of the nineteenth century, hunger was viewed as an unavoidable natural phenomenon or as the fault of its lazy and morally flawed victims. By the middle of the twentieth century, a new understanding of hunger had taken root. Across the British Empire and beyond, humanitarian groups, political activists, social reformers, and nutritional scientists established that the hungry were innocent victims of political and economic forces outside their control. Hunger was now seen as a global social problem requiring government intervention in the form of welfare to aid the hungry at home and abroad. James Vernon captures this momentous shift as it occurred in imperial Britain over the past two centuries. Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history in a novel way, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the development of international institutions, such as the United Nations, committed to the conquest of world hunger. All those moved by the plight of the hungry will want to read this compelling book.

Hunger in the Jungle

Hunger in the Jungle
Author: Memory Chizaka
Pages: 54
ISBN: 9781482877557
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Release: 2017-05-09
Editor: Partridge Africa
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

In a jungle called Tatankum, hunger strikes and animals die from hunger and thirst, but there is more to the deaths than just hunger and thirst. Jackal, the most ignorant, becomes the most curious animal in the jungle and decides to conduct his own investigation as to why the animals are being slaughtered because he believes that one of the animals is responsible for the slaughtering. So he decides to conduct his own investigation, and most of the leads he obtains lead the murders to Lion; but is it really Lion who kills the animals, and for what good reason would he be killing them?

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
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Release: 2016
Editor: Gale, Cengage Learning
Language: un

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.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl
Author: Carrie Brownstein
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781101599549
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Release: 2015-10-27
Editor: Penguin
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

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 candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

Cures for Hunger

Cures for Hunger
Author: Deni Ellis Béchard,Deni Yvan Béchard
Pages: 319
ISBN: 9781571313317
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Release: 2012
Editor: Milkweed Editions
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The author reveals how his obsession with his father's life of crime nearly became his own undoing.

Black Boy Seventy fifth Anniversary Edition

Black Boy  Seventy fifth Anniversary Edition
Author: Richard Wright
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9780063028593
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Release: 2020-02-18
Editor: HarperCollins
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A special 75th anniversary edition of Richard Wright's powerful and unforgettable memoir, with a new foreword by John Edgar Wideman and an afterword by Malcolm Wright, the author’s grandson. When it exploded onto the literary scene in 1945, Black Boy was both praised and condemned. Orville Prescott of the New York Times wrote that “if enough such books are written, if enough millions of people read them maybe, someday, in the fullness of time, there will be a greater understanding and a more true democracy.” Yet from 1975 to 1978, Black Boy was banned in schools throughout the United States for “obscenity” and “instigating hatred between the races.” Wright’s once controversial, now celebrated autobiography measures the raw brutality of the Jim Crow South against the sheer desperate will it took to survive as a Black boy. Enduring poverty, hunger, fear, abuse, and hatred while growing up in the woods of Mississippi, Wright lied, stole, and raged at those around him—whites indifferent, pitying, or cruel and Blacks resentful of anyone trying to rise above their circumstances. Desperate for a different way of life, he may his way north, eventually arriving in Chicago, where he forged a new path and began his career as a writer. At the end of Black Boy, Wright sits poised with pencil in hand, determined to “hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo.” Seventy-five year later, his words continue to reverberate. “To read Black Boy is to stare into the heart of darkness,” John Edgar Wideman writes in his foreword. “Not the dark heart Conrad searched for in Congo jungles but the beating heart I bear.” One of the great American memoirs, Wright’s account is a poignant record of struggle and endurance—a seminal literary work that illuminates our own time.