Brown: The Last Discovery of America (Google eBook)

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Penguin, Mar 25, 2003 - Social Science - 256 pages
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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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Much to the detriment of his later writing. - Goodreads
But that's just part of his writing, its nature. - Goodreads
In other words, Richard Rodriguez is a writer's writer. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Dale - Goodreads

Great. Thought-provoking. Richard Rodriguez is a San Francisco-based writer who was asked to write a book about being Hispanic in America. I doubt Brown: The Last Discovery of America was the book ... Read full review

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User Review  - Melissa Ortiz - Goodreads

I had high expectations for this book. The description made it sound captivating. That being said, only one chapter was how I expected the entire book to be. There was little to no organization to the ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter Two IN THE BROWN STUDY
Chapter Four POOR RICHARD
Chapter Six THE THIRD
Chapter Eight GONE WEST
Chapter Nine PETERS AVOCADO
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About the author (2003)

"The best American essayist."
Village Voice

Richard Rodriguez works as an editor at the Pacific News Service in San Francisco and is a contributing editor for Harper's magazine and the Sunday "Opinion" section of the Los Angeles Times. He appears regularly as an essayist on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.

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