America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

America Is in the Heart: A Personal History

by Carlos Bulosan
     
 

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America Is in the Heart. This autobiography of the 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… See more details below

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America Is in the Heart. This autobiography of the 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.

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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.

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ISBN-13:
9780295952895
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
01/28/1973
Series:
Washington Papers Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.46(w) x 7.96(h) x 0.77(d)
Lexile:
830L (what's this?)

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