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Format: Paperback
ISBN-10: 0142000795
ISBN-13: 9780142000793
Sku: 31099369
Publish Date: 4/10/2007
Dimensions:  (in Inches) 7.75H x 5.25L x 0.5T
Pages:  256
Age Range:  22 to UP
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The author of Hunger of Memory and Days of Obligation concludes his trilogy of American public life by contemplating the many cultural associations of the color brown--toil, decay, impurity, and time--as he considers the meaning of Hispanics in American society. Reprint. *Author: Rodriguez, Richard *Subtitle: The Last Discovery of America *Publication Date: 2003/04/01 *Number of Pages: 256 *Binding Type: Paperbound *Language: English *Depth: 0.50 *Width: 5.25 *Height: 7.75
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The author of Hunger of Memory and Days of Obligation concludes his "trilogy of American public life" by contemplating the many cultural associations of the color brown--toil, decay, impurity, and time--as he considers the meaning of Hispanics in American society. Reprint.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.
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In BROWN, Rodriguez explores the impact of Hispanics in the U.S. today, points out that while Hispanics become Americanized, the U.S. itself gets Latinized, and in effect argues for a rethinking of the national complexion. A New York Times Notable Book of 2002.

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"Elegant, controversial, and altogether memorable...." 02/15/2002

New York Times Book Review
''BROWN continues in the method of the first two books [HUNGER OF MEMORY and DAYS OF OBLIGATION], drawing together chapters that resemble essays but are more like the individual voices in a fugue, connected by motifs and melodies that echo back and forth in patterns, through this book and through the rest of Rodriguez's work. The recurrent strands of his thought--family, religion, education, race, sex, California, America, Mexico--gain new resonance each time and stand, in the end, for the complexity of a whole greater than the sum of its parts." - Anthony Walton 05/05/2002

Los Angeles Times
"BROWN is a meditation on America's family secrets. It is a lyrical hymn on the tenebrous side of history, one not marked by triumphs or defeats but by entanglements born of eroticism and, sometimes, love. It is at once a homily on the dangers of puritanism in an impure world and the confession of an aging baby boomer who has given up trying to reconcile the contradictory elements of his American soul." 12/08/2002

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Product attributeeBooks:   Kobo
Product attributeBook Format:   Paperback
Product attributeMinimum Age:   18
Product attributeNumber of Pages:   0256
Product attributePublisher:   Penguin Books
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