The Last Discovery of America
ISBN10: 0142000795 ISBN13: 9780142000793 Publisher: Penguin Group USA Published: Apr 1 2003 Pages: 256 Weight: 0.40lbs. Height: 7.75" Width: 5.25" Depth: 0.50" Language: English
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.