Brown: The Last Discovery of America

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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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In a fluid, abstract analysis that reads like an extended essay with rich but often disconnected allusions and anecdotes, Rodriguez (Hunger of Memory), who appears regularly as an essayist on 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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"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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