Scent of Apples

Scent of Apples

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by Bienvenido N. Santos
     
 

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This collection of sixteen short stories brings the work of a distinguished Filipino writer to the attention of an American audience. Born in the Phillipines, Mr. Santos first came to the United States in 1941. Since then, he has lived intermittently in each country, writing in English about his experiences and those of his countrymen.

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This collection of sixteen short stories brings the work of a distinguished Filipino writer to the attention of an American audience. Born in the Phillipines, Mr. Santos first came to the United States in 1941. Since then, he has lived intermittently in each country, writing in English about his experiences and those of his countrymen.

Editorial Reviews

Washington Post

Santos is a writer of deceptive simplicity, one whose graceful storytelling conceals considerable political commitment.... His stories capture with warmth and deep humanity the pain of exile and the cost of progress.

Studies in Short Fiction

Mr. Santos’s best pieces are exquisitely crafted works which examine with irony, humor, and humanity the plight of Filipinos in America.

Maxine Hong Kingston

Mr. Santos is a master at giving the reader a sense of people speaking in many languages and dialects.

-Washington Post

Santos is a writer of deceptive simplicity, one whose graceful storytelling conceals considerable political commitment.... His stories capture with warmth and deep humanity the pain of exile and the cost of progress.

-Washington Post

Santos is a writer of deceptive simplicity, one whose graceful storytelling conceals considerable political commitment.... His stories capture with warmth and deep humanity the pain of exile and the cost of progress.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780295995113
Publisher:
University of Washington Press
Publication date:
07/25/2015
Series:
Classics of Asian American Literature Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
220
Sales rank:
922,783
Product dimensions:
5.40(w) x 8.40(h) x 0.70(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

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From the foreword by Jessica Hagedorn

This timely new edition... resurrects the work of this largely forgotten master storyteller for another generation of readers. There is much pleasure and insight to be found in this rich and satisfying collection.

Meet the Author

Bienvenido N. Santos (1911–1996) first came to the United States in 1941 as a government pensionado (scholar) at the University of Illinois, Columbia University, and Harvard University. During World War II he served the Philippine government from exile in Washington, DC, before returning to the Philippines in 1946. He came back to the United States in 1958 and attended the University of Iowa’s Writers’ Workshop. In 1965 he received the Republic Cultural Heritage Award in Literature from the Philippine government.

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