Brown: The Last Discovery of America
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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Review: Brown: The Last Discovery of AmericaUser Review - Mattie Haag - Goodreads
Brown, by Richard Rodriguez, addresses many paradoxes (wanting to belong versus wanting to be an individual, extremes vs. mediocrity, etc.), yet the main main theme that resonated with me was the idea ... Read full review
Review: Brown: The Last Discovery of AmericaUser Review - Cris - Goodreads
Simply the best book by Richard R. Again, more of a meditation on identity and impurity than any type of biography. This collection of essays looks at the the idea of mestizaje as it pertains not just ... Read full review