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- DescriptionAn 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 w 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, urthodox 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.
- Author BiographyRichard Rodriguez is the author of Hunger of Memory, Brown, and Days of Obligation. He is a fellow of New America Media. He was a long-time contributor to PBS and continues to write for Harper's Magazineand theLos AngelesTimes. Helives in San Francisco.
- Author(s)Richard Rodriguez
- PublisherPenguin Books
- Date of Publication26/08/2014
- FormatPaperback / softback
- SubjectAutobiography: Religious & Spiritual
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintPenguin Books
- Weight181 g
- Width127 mm
- Height193 mm
- Spine18 mm
- Format DetailsTrade paperback (US),Unsewn / adhesive bound
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