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THE GOD STEALER, F. Sionil José's most widely anthologized fiction, is a moving story of a friendship. An American and a Filipino go to the Cordilleras to look at the rice terraces which were built by the Filipino's ancestors. There, they find the meaning of their friendship, how it defines the relationship between the colonizer and the colonized.

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Mass Market Paperback, Fourth Edition, 259 pages
Published 2005 by Solidaridad Publishing House (first published 1968)
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The God Stealer is a collection of F. Sionil Jose’s short stories. For the most part I was intrigued by Jose’s stories. They are not flattering portrayals of Americans or Western culture as a whole and yet they are so well-written as to be impossible to dismiss.

I found something of value and/or appreciated all the stories with the exception of the last two in the grouping, “The Refugee” and “Something is wrong with My Hearing”, both of which tended towards nihilism. Here is a brief synopsis of m
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yes. I need read about the The God Stealer because I need learn about it.
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For my english purpose
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Francisco Sionil José was born in 1924 in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown. He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in 1949, started his career in writing. Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano. He has been involved with the international cultural organ ...more
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