America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

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by Carlos Bulosan
     
 

America Is In The Heart. First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West. Bulosan does not spare the reader any of the horrors that accompanied the migrant's life; but…  See more details below

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America Is In The Heart. First published in 1946, this autobiography of the well-known Filipino poet describes his boyhood in the Philippines, his voyage to America, and his years of hardship and despair as an itinerant laborer following the harvest trail in the rural West. Bulosan does not spare the reader any of the horrors that accompanied the migrant's life; but his quiet, stoic voice is the most convincing witness to the terrible events he witnessed.

Editorial Reviews

Pacific Northwest Quarterly - Greg Lewis
Bulosan’s gripping memoir-novel of a young Filipino immigrant long ago secured its place in Asian American literature.... An outstanding introductory essay extends the historical discussion (and in some ways brings it full circle) in this third edition.... [Bulosan’s] call to action resonates with the same urgency today as it did seven decades ago.

New York Times - Carlos P. Romulo
America came to him in a public ward in the Los Angeles County Hospital while around him men died gasping for their last bit of air, and he learned that while America could be cruel it could also be immeasurably kind.... For Carlos Bulosan no lifetime could be long enough in which to explain to America that no man could destroy his faith in it again. He wanted to contribute something toward the final fulfillment of America. So he wrote this book that holds the bitterness of his own blood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780781284677
Publisher:
Reprint Services Company
Publication date:
08/28/1995
Series:
American Autobiography Series
Pages:
326
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

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