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Brown: The Last Discovery of America

Brown: The Last Discovery of America
Author: Richard Rodriguez
ISBN 13: 9780142000793
ISBN 10: 142000795
Edition: Reprint
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: 2003-03-25
Format: Paperback
Pages: 256
List Price: $15.00

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.

San Francisco Chronicle

Brown is an eloquent, nuanced plea for the individual as the primary force in American life...