Hunger of Memory Book
Score: 4
From 12 Ratings

Hunger of Memory


  • Author : Richard Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Bantam
  • Release Date : 2004-02-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 224
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553898835

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Hunger of Memory Excerpt :

Hunger of Memory is the story of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who begins his schooling in Sacramento, California, knowing just 50 words of English, and concludes his university studies in the stately quiet of the reading room of the British Museum. Here is the poignant journey of a “minority student” who pays the cost of his social assimilation and academic success with a painful alienation — from his past, his parents, his culture — and so describes the high price of “making it” in middle-class America. Provocative in its positions on affirmative action and bilingual education, Hunger of Memory is a powerful political statement, a profound study of the importance of language ... and the moving, intimate portrait of a boy struggling to become a man.

Hunger of Memory Book
Score: 4.5
From 10 Ratings

Hunger of Memory


  • Author : Richard Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Dial Press
  • Release Date : 1982
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 212
  • ISBN 10 : 9780553382518

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Hunger of Memory Excerpt :

In a critically acclaimed and controversial memoir, the son of Mexican immigrants explores the American educational process and criticizes affirmative action and bilingualism as benign errors. Reprint.

Hunger Book
Score: 4
From 52 Ratings

Hunger


  • Author : Roxane Gay
  • Publisher : HarperCollins
  • Release Date : 2017-06-13
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN 10 : 9780062362605

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Hunger Excerpt :

From the New York Times bestselling author of Bad Feminist: a searingly honest memoir of food, weight, self-image, and learning how to feed your hunger while taking care of yourself. “I ate and ate and ate in the hopes that if I made myself big, my body would be safe. I buried the girl I was because she ran into all kinds of trouble. I tried to erase every memory of her, but she is still there, somewhere. . . . I was trapped in my body, one that I barely recognized or understood, but at least I was safe.” In her phenomenally popular essays and long-running Tumblr blog, Roxane Gay has written with intimacy and sensitivity about food and body, using her own emotional and psychological struggles as a means of exploring our shared anxieties over pleasure, consumption, appearance, and health. As a woman who describes her own body as “wildly undisciplined,” Roxane understands the tension between desire and denial, between self-comfort and self-care. In Hunger, she explores her past—including the devastating act of violence that acted as a turning point in her young life—and brings readers along on her journey to understand and ultimately save herself. With the bracing candor, vulnerability, and power that have made her one of the most admired writers of her generation, Roxane explores what it means to learn to take care of yourself: how to feed your hungers for delicious and satisfying food, a smaller and safer body, and a body that can love and be loved—in a time when the bigger you are, the smaller your world becomes.

Reality Hunger Book
Score: 3
From 9 Ratings

Reality Hunger


  • Author : David Shields
  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release Date : 2010-02-23
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780307593238

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Reality Hunger Excerpt :

A landmark book, “brilliant, thoughtful” (The Atlantic) and “raw and gorgeous” (LA Times), that fast-forwards the discussion of the central artistic issues of our time, from the bestselling author of The Thing About Life Is That One Day You'll Be Dead. Who owns ideas? How clear is the distinction between fiction and nonfiction? Has the velocity of digital culture rendered traditional modes obsolete? Exploring these and related questions, Shields orchestrates a chorus of voices, past and present, to reframe debates about the veracity of memoir and the relevance of the novel. He argues that our culture is obsessed with “reality,” precisely because we experience hardly any, and urgently calls for new forms that embody and convey the fractured nature of contemporary experience.

The Giver Book
Score: 4
From 3,975 Ratings

The Giver


  • Author : Lois Lowry
  • Publisher : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
  • Release Date : 2014-07-01
  • Genre: Juvenile Fiction
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780544340688

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The Giver Excerpt :

Living in a "perfect" world without social ills, a boy approaches the time when he will receive a life assignment from the Elders, but his selection leads him to a mysterious man known as the Giver, who reveals the dark secrets behind the utopian facade.

Darling Book
Score: 3
From 1 Ratings

Darling


  • Author : Richard Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2013-10-03
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101638019

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Darling Excerpt :

An award–winning writer delivers a major reckoning with religion, place, and sexuality in the aftermath of 9/11 Hailed in The Washington Post as “one of the most eloquent and probing public intellectuals in America,” Richard Rodriguez now considers religious violence worldwide, growing public atheism in the West, and his own mortality. Rodriguez’s stylish new memoir—the first book in a decade from the Pulitzer Prize finalist—moves from Jerusalem to Silicon Valley, from Moses to Liberace, from Lance Armstrong to Mother Teresa. Rodriguez is a homosexual who writes with love of the religions of the desert that exclude him. He is a passionate, unorthodox Christian who is always mindful of his relationship to Judaism and Islam because of a shared belief in the God who revealed himself within an ecology of emptiness. And at the center of this book is a consideration of women—their importance to Rodriguez’s spiritual formation and their centrality to the future of the desert religions. Only a mind as elastic and refined as Rodriguez’s could bind these threads together into this wonderfully complex tapestry.

A Certain Hunger Book
Score: 4
From 1 Ratings

A Certain Hunger


  • Author : Chelsea G. Summers
  • Publisher : Unknown
  • Release Date : 2022-07-07
  • Genre: Uncategoriezed
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 0571372325

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The Memory Book Book
Score: 4
From 5 Ratings

The Memory Book


  • Author : Lara Avery
  • Publisher : Poppy
  • Release Date : 2016-07-05
  • Genre: Young Adult Fiction
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN 10 : 9780316283779

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The Memory Book Excerpt :

They tell me that my memory will never be the same, that I'll start forgetting things. At first just a little, and then a lot. So I'm writing to remember. Sammie McCoy is a girl with a plan: graduate at the top of her class and get out of her small town as soon as possible. Nothing will stand in her way--not even the rare genetic disorder the doctors say will slowly steal her memories and then her health. So the memory book is born: a journal written to Sammie's future self, so she can remember everything from where she stashed her study guides to just how great it feels to have a best friend again. It's where she'll record every perfect detail of her first date with longtime-crush Stuart, a gifted young writer home for the summer. And where she'll admit how much she's missed her childhood friend Cooper, and the ridiculous lengths he will go to make her laugh. The memory book will ensure Sammie never forgets the most important parts of her life--the people who have broken her heart, those who have mended it--and most of all, that if she's going to die, she's going to die living. This moving and remarkable novel introduces an inspiring character you're sure to remember, long after the last page.

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Book
Score: 4
From 14 Ratings

Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl


  • Author : Carrie Brownstein
  • Publisher : Penguin
  • Release Date : 2015-10-27
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 256
  • ISBN 10 : 9781101599549

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Hunger Makes Me a Modern Girl Excerpt :

From the guitarist of the pioneering band Sleater-Kinney, the book Kim Gordon says "everyone has been waiting for" and a New York Times Notable Book of 2015-- a candid, funny, and deeply personal look at making a life--and finding yourself--in music. Before Carrie Brownstein became a music icon, she was a young girl growing up in the Pacific Northwest just as it was becoming the setting for one the most important movements in rock history. Seeking a sense of home and identity, she would discover both while moving from spectator to creator in experiencing the power and mystery of a live performance. With Sleater-Kinney, Brownstein and her bandmates rose to prominence in the burgeoning underground feminist punk-rock movement that would define music and pop culture in the 1990s. They would be cited as “America’s best rock band” by legendary music critic Greil Marcus for their defiant, exuberant brand of punk that resisted labels and limitations, and redefined notions of gender in rock. HUNGER MAKES ME A MODERN GIRL is an intimate and revealing narrative of her escape from a turbulent family life into a world where music was the means toward self-invention, community, and rescue. Along the way, Brownstein chronicles the excitement and contradictions within the era’s flourishing and fiercely independent music subculture, including experiences that sowed the seeds for the observational satire of the popular television series Portlandia years later. With deft, lucid prose Brownstein proves herself as formidable on the page as on the stage. Accessibly raw, honest and heartfelt, this book captures the experience of being a young woman, a born performer and an outsider, and ultimately finding one’s true calling through hard work, courage and the intoxicating power of rock and roll.

Ireland s Great Hunger Book

Ireland s Great Hunger


  • Author : David A. Valone
  • Publisher : University Press of America
  • Release Date : 2009-12-21
  • Genre: Social Science
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN 10 : 9780761849001

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Ireland s Great Hunger Excerpt :

The papers collected here are a product of the second conference on Ireland's Great Hunger held at Quinnipiac University in 2005. This volume, focused on the theses of relief, representation, and remembrance, contains essays from a broad range of disciplines including works of history, literary criticism, anthropology, and art history.

Days of Obligation Book
Score: 4
From 3 Ratings

Days of Obligation


  • Author : Richard Rodriguez
  • Publisher : Penguin Books
  • Release Date : 1993-11
  • Genre: Biography & Autobiography
  • Pages : 260
  • ISBN 10 : UTEXAS:059173010090740

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Days of Obligation Excerpt :

Essays written by the author of Hunger of Memory explore such subjects as Corte+a7s's conquest of Mexico and the state of AIDS-ravaged San Francisco and gauge the spiritual and moral landscapes of the United States and Mexico. Reprint.

Hunger Book
Score: 5
From 3 Ratings

Hunger


  • Author : James Vernon
  • Publisher : Harvard University Press
  • Release Date : 2009-06-30
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 383
  • ISBN 10 : 9780674044678

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Hunger Excerpt :

Rigorously researched, Hunger: A Modern History draws together social, cultural, and political history, to show us how we came to have a moral, political, and social responsibility toward the hungry. Vernon forcefully reminds us how many perished from hunger in the empire and reveals how their history was intricately connected with the precarious achievements of the welfare state in Britain, as well as with the development of international institutions committed to the conquest of world hunger.

A Hunger for the Forbidden Book

A Hunger for the Forbidden


  • Author : Maisey Yates
  • Publisher : Harlequin
  • Release Date : 2013-12-01
  • Genre: Fiction
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN 10 : 9781460322666

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A Hunger for the Forbidden Scandalized & Seduced: to desire a Corretti… Alessia Battaglia is a vision in white…as she flees the church. She's abandoned her fiancé, praying that his cousin, Matteo Corretti will come after her. Because there are two things Matteo doesn't know… Alessia is pregnant, and the child is his! The Highest Price to Pay All about the money? Blaise Chevalier intends to discard Ella Stanton's failing business—that is, until he meets her! Cast in the same fiery mold, she's an intriguing adversary. Proud and beautiful, Ella's determined to prove Blaise wrong…if she can just ignore the flicker of attraction burning between them!

The Hunger Pains Book
Score: 3.5
From 71 Ratings

The Hunger Pains


  • Author : The Harvard Lampoon
  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release Date : 2012-02-07
  • Genre: Humor
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781451668216

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The hilarious instant New York Times bestseller, The Hunger Pains is a loving parody of the dystopian YA novel and film, The Hunger Games. Winning means wealth, fame, and a life of therapy losing means death, but also fame! This is The Hunger Pains. When Kantkiss Neverclean replaces her sister as a contestant on the Hunger Games—the second-highest-rated reality TV show in Peaceland, behind Extreme Home Makeover—she has no idea what to expect. Having lived her entire life in the telemarketing district’s worst neighborhood, the Crack, Kantkiss feels unprepared to fight to the death while simultaneously winking and looking adorable for the cameras. But when her survival rests on choosing between the dreamy hunk from home, Carol Handsomestein, or the doughy klutz, Pita Malarkey, Kantkiss discovers that the toughest conflicts may not be found on the battlefield but in her own heart . . . which is unfortunately on a battlefield.

Migrant Song Book

Migrant Song


  • Author : Teresa McKenna
  • Publisher : University of Texas Press
  • Release Date : 1997
  • Genre: Literary Criticism
  • Pages : 158
  • ISBN 10 : 9780292751880

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Migrant Song Excerpt :

Migration and continuity have shaped both the Chicano people and their oral and written literature. In this pathfinding study of Chicano literature, Teresa McKenna specifically explores how these works arise out of social, political, and psychological conflict and how the development of Chicano literature is inextricably embedded in this fact. McKenna begins by appraising the evolution of Chicano literature from oral forms—including the important role of the corrido in the development of Chicano poetry. In subsequent chapters she examines the works of Richard Rodriguez and Rolando Hinojosa. She also devotes a chapter to the development of the Chicana voice in Chicano literature. Her epilogue considers the parallel development of Chicano literary theory and discusses some possible directions for research. In McKenna's own words, "I believe that the future of this literature, as that of all literatures by people of color in the United States, rests largely on its being effectively introduced into the curricula at all levels, as well as its entrance into the critical consciousness of literary theory." This book will be an important step in that process.