Friday, October 04, 2013

#FridayReads: Darling: A Spiritual Autobiography by Richard Rodriguez

An 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 now 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—Darling, 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, unorthodox 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. Richard Rodriguez is a journalist, essayist, and author whose books include Days of Obligation, Brown, and Hunger of Memory. He is a contributor to Harper’s Magazine, Mother Jones, the Los Angeles Times, and Time. He lives in San Francisco.


  1. A few momemts afterwards My partner and i seemed to test enough time regarding my own airline flight no rado replica sale. My own coronary heart sank, My partner and i hurried backtrack for the toilets and also luckily my own breitling replica sale has been nonetheless right now there around the basin - there are a few sincere folks on earth. I needed this kind of robust experience regarding damage any time my own observe has been absent to the short period of time, that validated simply how much the particular observe supposed to myself. Bear in mind inside the outdated motion pictures, right now there could be an individual standing up on the place obtaining his / her observe over a rare metal company coming from his / her fob pants pocket examining the particular rolex replica uk, nowadays the particular fob storage compartments remain around the vest regarding gents 3 bit matches. A few months afterwards My partner and i had not been thus blessed. My partner and i has been over a ferry venturing coming from Madeira to be able to Greece, the same thing took place, washed my own palms, still left the particular observe around the basin next travelled through to terrace, My partner and i shortly realised i always acquired still left the particular rolex replica sale inside the potty yet now once i got back it absolutely was long gone. My partner and i noted that absent and also acquired that send out on the delivers audio system yet the person who got hublot replica sale failed to go back that and also My partner and i sensed undressed with out that about my own wrist, There was clearly a solid experience regarding damage, I assume most of us have got thoughts similar to this any time one thing will be taken away coming from us all, one thing we all prize. Thus care for the timepieces.


I appreciate your comments and feedback. You are the reason, I blog. Be sure to follow my updates in real-time via Twitter @Literanista or on the Facebook Page and send me your thoughts, ideas, and questions.Thanks!

Web Analytics