Days of Obligation (Paperback)

An Argument with My Mexican Father

By Richard Rodriguez

Penguin Books, 9780140096224, 256pp.

Publication Date: November 1, 1993

Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (6/21/2005)
MP3 CD (10/1/2008)
Compact Disc (10/1/2008)
Compact Disc (6/1/2013)
Audio Cassette (10/1/1994)

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Rodriguez's acclaimed first book, Hunger of Memory raised a fierce controversy with its views on bilingualism and alternative action. Now, in a series of intelligent and candid essays, Rodriguez ranges over five centuries to consider the moral and spiritual landscapes of Mexico and the US and their impact on his soul.

About the Author

"The best American essayist."
Village Voice

Richard Rodriguez works as an editor at the Pacific News Service in San Francisco and is a contributing editor for Harper's magazine and the Sunday "Opinion" section of the Los Angeles Times. He appears regularly as an essayist on the NewsHour with Jim Lehrer on PBS.