Days of Obligation by Richard Rodriguez
An Argument with My Mexican Father

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Spurred by the memory of an argument with his father, a controversial thinker relates his views on topics that range from the conquest of Mexico to the AIDS epidemic. 35,000 first printing. $35,000 ad/promo. Tour. First serial, Harper's.
 

About Richard Rodriguez

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"The best American essayist."—Village VoiceRichard 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.
 
Published November 1, 1992 by Viking Adult. 240 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Political & Social Sciences, Parenting & Relationships. Non-fiction

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Ten years after his first book, Hunger of Memory, Rodriguez again threatens to redefine the way we think about ethnicity, education, and religion in present-day America.

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Luminous essays on the cultural identity of Californians of Mexican descent.

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An explorer of cultural identity, Rodriguez builds on his acclaimed memoir Hunger of Memory with 10 luminous, loosely linked essays on the tensions and cross-pollinations of race, religion and geography in Californians of Mexican descent.

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