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You Lovely People (Filipino Literary Classics)

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In YOU LOVELY PEOPLE, his first book, Bienvenido N. Santos has presented what may well be the essence of those years - the loneliness and hunger of a people who were almost all of them hurt and broken to the bone. But for an ideal, which Santos so eloquently dramatizes in this book, they would have lost their very souls.

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Published 1991 by Bookmark, Inc. (first published January 1st 1955)
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Jamille Mae Lardizabal
This was one of the many book reviews I had to submit for my BLL 104 class in UP.

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“The great man is he who in the midst of the crowds, keeps with perfect sweetness the independence of solitude.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson. This quotation aptly reveals the true Filipino Spirit, one that exudes zeal, especially when put in dire situations, during our nakedness, our helplessness. It is beyond our fine brown-skin which makes us standout among blonds and brunettes. It is the love
Dhara  Son
Oct 09, 2019 rated it really liked it
You lovely people has a sort of chipped nobility of people bowed but unruined.
A series of vignettes rather than a collection of short stories. This book explores the various pains and sacrifices Filipinos expats and their families and some cases lovers deal with the racism, alienation and frustration of living in the U.S. during the WWII era. Interracial relationships are tested in the face of disappointment and cruelty with friendships forged through alienation becoming brittle with complacenc
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Sep 17, 2017 rated it liked it
"If you find nothing but indifference where you expected kindness, suspicion instead of trust; or find the dearest ideals which you have cherished all this time as scarce or completely gone as the goodness you believed you reposed in most men, pray, my friends, that such things do not last for long." ...more
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an important historical,social,and cultural document, this memoir of Bienvenido N.Santos should be read by every Filipino who wish to understand our lovely people's plight in exile. ...more
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Nov 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
Shelves: done, done-reading
Well put-up everything was plain lovely. one of Philippines best in literature.
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Bienvenido N. Santos was born in Tondo, Manila, on March 22, 1911. When Santos started school, the Philippines was already a colony of the United States and instruction was in English. In his early attempts at creative writing, Santos developed an ear for three kinds of communication: Pampango in the songs his mother sang at home; English in the poems and stories his teacher read at school; and Ta ...more

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