Hunger of Memory is the tale of Mexican-American Richard Rodriguez, who starts his training in Sacramento, California, realizing simply 50 phrases of English, and concludes his school research within the stately quiet of the studying room of the British Museum.

Here is the poignant adventure of a “minority scholar” who can pay the price of his social assimilation and educational good fortune with a painful alienation — from his earlier, his folks, his tradition — and so describes the top worth of “making it” in heart-elegance The united states.

Provocative in its positions on affirmative motion and bilingual training, Hunger of Memory is an impressive political observation, a profound look at of the significance of language … and the shifting, intimate portrait of a boy suffering to develop into a person.