Dramatizes the resourcefulness, cunning, and pain of the Filipino peasants' struggle against a heritage of colonization, first by Spain and later by the United States. This title is set during the political upheavals of the 1940s and 1950s.
Acknowledgments Introduction E. San Juan, Jr. The Cry and the Dedication
"[A] stunning tale of Filipino resistance fighters." --Asian Week "[T]he novel has a cumulative power. Editor San Juan...contributes a 36-page introduction that discusses Bulosan's life, writings, and philosophy as well as the historical background to the novel." --Library Journal "Written against the descending night of the McCarthyite witch-hunt, The Cry and the Dedication is a haunting allegory of search, struggle and redemption. It is high testimony to the power of the revolutionary imagination when empowered by the exile's dream of personal return and liberation of the homeland." --Alan Wald, University of Michigan
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