America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

by Carlos Bulosan
     
 

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First published in 1943, this classic memoir by well-known Filipino poet Carlos Bulosan 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.

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First published in 1943, this classic memoir by well-known Filipino poet Carlos Bulosan 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.

University of Washington Press

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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:
9780295993539
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
02/24/2014
Series:
Classics of Asian American Literature
Pages:
368
Sales rank:
434,887
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 1.20(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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