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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Review: Brown: The Last Discovery of America

User Review  - Cristina Stubbe - Goodreads

Incredibly written and utterly spellbinding. I found myself nodding along and understanding many of the things he said, the experienced he shared while being brown in America. I will say that near the ... Read full review

Review: Brown: The Last Discovery of America

User Review  - Shari - Goodreads

Refreshing insights into that American bugaboo, that American obsession -- race, written with verve, wonderful humor, a depth of understanding that presents as offhand comment, and profound ... 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 is the author of Hunger of Memory, Brown, and Days of Obligation. He is a fellow of New America Media. He was a long-time contributor to PBS and continues to write for Harper's Magazine and the Los Angeles Times. He lives in San Francisco.

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