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This is the first poetry of Bulosan's I've enjoyed. The dedication to his brother Auelio was truly moving. It is written during WWII, after the fall of Bataan. It is a popular front vision of WWII as the good war, and Japan as a martial society. The prologue is a moving "metrical paraphrase of the farewell radio message from Corregidor delivered by Lt. Norman Reyes." The poem Bataan, which is part one is enjoyable to read. The second half consists of a series of poems from the perspectives of a ...more
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