Here is the poignant journey is 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.
"Arresting...Splendidly written intellectual autobiography." -- Boston Globe
"Superb autobiographical essay... Mr. Rodriguez offers himself as an example if the long labor of change: its costs, about which he is movingly frank, its loneliness, but also its triumph." -- The New York Times Book Review
Overall, this book is nothing remarkable, if not very boring.
The book is not all that good. i didn't really like the story. it seemed like he complained a lot and did not appreciate what he had.
My fellow professionals argue over Mr. Rodriguez and his positions on assimilation and bilingual education.
Apart from its status as a literary classic, anybody who writes about contemporary ethnic American culture-- which is to say, American culture-- has read it and discussed it for... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Editor, SFHR
A peek into the mind of an immigrant who dares to entertain the idea of assimilation! No whining for pity in this read!Published 2 months ago by lee ortegon
The book is not all that good. i didn't really like the story. it seemed like he complained a lot and did not appreciate what he had. Read morePublished 2 months ago by kipgon
This was a book I had to buy for class in college... Needless to say I did not like it.
But it calls for great conversation topics.
This is not my kind of book. Read more