Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father (MP3 CD)

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In a series of ten essays spanning the five centuries of history, from Cortes' conquest of Mexico to San Francisco's AIDS epidemic, Rodriguez explores the conflicts of race, religion, and cultural identity for Mexican-Americans across the landscape of his beloved California--as well as the impact this history had on him. Rodriguez positions Mexico and the United States as moral rivals--Mexico wearing the mask of tragedy; the United States, the mask of comedy. By the end, however, we come to recognize a historical irony: the United States is becoming a culture of tragedy, while Mexico is reveling in youthful optimism as the two nations are trading roles.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781433254758
ISBN-10: 1433254751
Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks
Publication Date: October 1st, 2008
Language: English