Alison Comey (review date 12 March 1982)
SOURCE: Comey, Alison. “View from the Melting Pot.” Christian Science Monitor 74 (12 March 1982): B1, B3.
[In the following review, Comey discusses Hunger of Memory and Rodriguez's personal struggle with cultural assimilation.]
You who read this act of contrition should know that by writing it I seek a kind of forgiveness—not yours. The forgiveness, rather, of those many persons whose absence from higher education permitted me to be classed as a minority student. I wish that they would read this. I doubt that they ever will.
Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez is the...
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