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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
Dusk (Modern Library)
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on 9 October 1998
Hypnotically beautiful... F. Sionil Jose does a wonderful job of pulling the reader into the alternately fascinating and repulsive world of the turn-of-the-century Philippines. You can't help but notice the tension between illusion and reality--that while the setting could be tranquil at times, there is always this underlying anticipation of tragedy, especially with Istak's encounters with the Spanish and the Americans.
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on 23 August 1998
I found myself envisioning the people and their lives. They were much the same as in 1944-45 when I was at Dagupan, Lingayen, and FLoridablanca on Luzon and at San Roque on Leyte. They have had much hardship and it comes through so vividly in "Dusk" I want to read the other four novels in the Rosales Saga but apparently they are not available.
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on 10 May 1999
This is an amazing account of Philippine history never found in the history book sof our time. Jose is a poetic writer with an agility with words hardly found with any of his contemporaries. Dusk reads like an epic... true and moving!
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on 10 December 1998
Noone comes close to capturing the readers attention writing about his homeland and characters than Jose. Because noone has lived it, faught for it, and cares for it more than Jose. Dusk is one the best examples of Jose's work.
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on 27 December 2014
This is the first book I read by Jose. It is the story of a young Filipino farmer who finds himself involved in the resistance against his country's invaders. Jose's style and themes is very similar to that of Pramoedya Toer
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on 4 September 2015
I can't wait to sit down with a nice cuppa and start reading this. I have heard good things already know that Jose is considered a national treasure when it comes to writing.
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