Hunger of Memory by Richard Rodriguez

"Hunger of Memory" is a memoir that explores the complexities of assimilation and cultural identity. The author recounts his journey as a child of Mexican immigrants growing up in America, detailing his struggles to balance his Mexican heritage with his American surroundings. From learning English in a Roman Catholic school to earning a PhD from an Ivy League university, the author grapples with feelings of alienation and the loss of his private identity, prompting a deep examination of what it means to be an "American."

The 3185th greatest book of all time


Published
1982
Nationality
American
Type
Nonfiction
Pages
195-220
Words
63,000
Original Language
English

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