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On Becoming Filipino: Selected Writings

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A collection of Carlos Bulosan's short stories, essays, poetry, and correspondence.
Paperback, 240 pages
Published April 28th 1995 by Temple University Press
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Barbara
Jan 27, 2011 Barbara is currently reading it
I'm slowly writing my responses here: http://wp.me/pS4ib-1Ql

An excerpt: I have taught one of these essays, "The Writer as Worker," for my Poets of Color class. I really appreciate Bulosan's thoughts on the publishing industry, and what it means for him to be a writer, what his social and political role is as a writer:

"Why should I write about labor unions and their struggle? Because a writer is also a worker. He writes stories, for example, and sells them or tries to sell them. They are products
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sdw
Oct 26, 2013 sdw rated it really liked it
This book aims to provide a representative sampling of Bulosan’s writings. It opens with a brilliant 45 page introduction by E. San Juan, Jr. Next is a collection of the best short stories of Bulosan. Read The Laughter of My Father . Certainly don't skip The Philippines is in the Heart . These are the short stories you should be reading. I recommend them more than America is in the Heart . You see Bulosan really masterfully working through the key themes of his writing here. And the introduct ...more
William
Jun 09, 2016 William rated it it was amazing
lyrical. beautiful. leaves you wanting more.

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Lawrence
E. San Juan, Jr., brings together a great, representative selection of Bulosan's short stories, essays, poems, and letters.
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Carlos Sampayan Bulosan was a Filipino American novelist and poet best-known for the semi-autobiographical America is in the Heart.
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