Adult > Saints/Memoir/Biography
Viking (2013), Edition: 1st, 235 pages
Examines international religious violence, growing public atheism in the West, and the author's religious rejection for his homosexuality, exploring subjects ranging from Jerusalem and Silicon Valley to Lance Armstrong and Mother Teresa.
LibraryThing member clifforddham
Richard Rodriguez's study of his own spiritual growth, lodged within the nature of western American culture.
LibraryThing member reader1009
nonfiction - these are supposed to be autobiographical essays, but they are more like the author's tangentially connected thoughts splashed across the page in an artful manner. I didn't get a whole lot of out these (maybe if I knew more about Catholicism or the other topics he touches on?) but if
Show Moreyou're not looking for cohesiveness, Rodriguez does have a great writing style, and as a gay Catholic American with Hispanic heritage (frequently scrutinized at airports for his darker "Arabic" complexion), he is certainly an interesting person to read about. I suspect he is more brilliant than I could immediately discern (he is definitely a scholar, a thinker, an intelligent dreamer), but I'm not sure it's worth re-reading and studying to find out exactly how brilliant, or in what ways. I would suggest maybe reading his previous books instead.
235 p.; 5.75 inches