Richard Rodriguez





Richard Rodriguez


Born
in San Francisco, The United States
July 31, 1944


Richard Rodriguez is an American writer who became famous as the author of Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez (1982). His work has appeared in Harper's, The American Scholar, the Los Angeles Times Magazine, and The New Republic. Richard's awards include the Frankel Medal from the National Endowment for the Humanities and the International Journalism Award from the World Affairs Council of California. He has been nominated for the Pulitzer Prize in non-fiction; and the National Book Critics' Award.

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Hunger of Memory: The Educa...

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Brown: The Last Discovery o...

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Days of Obligation: An Argu...

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Darling: A Spiritual Autobi...

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Think and Grow Free

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Prophecy

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“The drama of the essay is the way the public life intersects with my personal and private life. It's in that intersection that I find the energy of the essay.”
Richard Rodriguez

“Most, I loved James Baldwin's essays. There was to a Baldwin essay a metropolitan elegance I envied, a refusal of the livid. In Baldwin I found a readiness to rise to prophetic wrath, something like those ministers, and yet, once more, to bend down in tenderness, to call grown men and women "baby" (a whiff of the theater). Watching Baldwin on television—I will always consider the fifties to have been a sophisticated time—fixed for me what being a writer must mean. Arching eyebrows intercepted ironies, parenthetically declared fouls; mouthfuls of cigarette smoke shot forth ribbons of exactitude.”
Richard Rodriguez

“But one does not forget by trying to forget. One only remembers.”
Richard Rodriguez, Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez

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