Brown

Brown

The Last Discovery of America

Format
Ebook
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101161500
  • 256 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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.

Awards

Booklist Editor’s Choice – winner
California Book Award – winner

Praise

“The recurrent strands of his thought—family, education, race, sex, California, America, Mexico—gain a new resonance each time and stand, in the end, for the complexity of a whole greater than the sum of its parts.” —The New York Times Book ReviewBrown is an elegant, nuanced plea for the individual as the primary force in American life…. But as admirable as it is in its vision, Brown is more intriguing for it honesty about the author’s desires and frustrations.” —San Francisco Chronicle

 

 

Table of Contents

Brown – Richard Rodriguez Preface
One: The Triad of Alexis de Tocqueville
Two: In the Brown Study
Three: The Prince and I
Four: Poor Richard
Five: Hispanic
Six: The Third Man
Seven: Dreams of a Temperate People
Eight: Gone West
Nine: Peter’s Avocado
Acknowledgments
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Westerns

Craig Johnson
Keith McCafferty
Michael McGarrity
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