Boom editor Jon Christensen interviews author Richard Rodriguez. Rodriguez has lived in California nearly all of his life. So what is it that now makes him say he once was but is no longer a California writer? There is something world-weary in the statement. Rodriguez has seen too much of the world in California, and perhaps too much of California in the world. At his writing table in his apartment in San Francisco, Rodriguez spoke with Boom about California’s soul, why he is no longer a California writer, what’s the matter with his hometown, San Francisco, these days, and love.
The Boom Interview: California soul
Richard Rodriguez is a journalist, commentator, and author of several books, including Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez, Days of Obligation: An Argument with My Mexican Father, Brown: The Last Discovery of America, and Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography. He was born in Sacramento and lives in San Francisco.
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Richard Rodriguez; The Boom Interview: California soul. Boom 1 March 2014; 4 (1): 24–35. doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.1.24
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