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Works by 2 pioneers of Philippine-American literature  

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5 Works by early Philippine-American authors

Bulosan, Carlos and Bienvenido Santos

Various places

Various publishers



Bulosan, left-wing novelist and poet, came to America in 1930 and spent most of his life in the United States; his 1946 semi-autobiographical Novel “America Is In The Heart” is now a classic of Philippine-American literature. Santos also lived in the United States during and after World War II.

• Carlos Bulosan, editor. Chorus For America / Six Philippine Poets. Foreward by Dion O’Donnol. (Los Angeles, 1942) Original cloth binding; Bulosan, “Three Poems” in Poetry, Magazine of Verse, April 1942, original wrappers;  Bulosan. The Voice of Bataan (NY, 1943) Original cloth.
• Bienvenido Santos, “Come Rain”, in Work and Play in the Philippines (Boston, NY, 1944) Original cloth Illustrated in color by Esther Brock Bird.; Santos. Scent of Apples / A Collection of Stories (Seattle, 1981) Second softcover printing; some of the stories appeared originally in 1955 and 1967. Inscribed by the author with a signature on the title page and inscription on half title:  “For Walter [Pavlich], Thanks, Ben.”, July 10, 1983.

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