Insurrecto

✓ Insurrecto ↠ Gina Apostol - Insurrecto, Insurrecto Histories and personalities collide in this literary tour de force about the Philippines present and America s past by the PEN Open Book Award winning author of Gun Dealer s Daughter Two women

  • Title: Insurrecto
  • Author: Gina Apostol
  • ISBN: 1616959444
  • Page: 177
  • Format: Hardcover

✓ Insurrecto ↠ Gina Apostol - Insurrecto, Insurrecto Histories and personalities collide in this literary tour de force about the Philippines present and America s past by the PEN Open Book Award winning author of Gun Dealer s Daughter Two women

  • ✓ Insurrecto ↠ Gina Apostol
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Insurrecto

About " Gina Apostol "

  • Gina Apostol

    Gina Apostol was born in Manila and lives in New York Her first novel, Bibliolepsy, won the 1998 Philippine National Book Award for Fiction She just completed her third novel, The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata, a comic historical novel in footnotes about the Philippine war for independence against Spain and America in 1896.

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  • Kaleidoscopic metafiction in the PhilippinesTowards the beginning of Insurrecto there is a reference to Duchamp s Nude Descending a Staircase, an early 20th century artwork inspired by stop motion photography, which depicts a figure in motion using overlapping abstract forms This is a clue one of many to the book s approach if Insurrecto was a painting it would be a cubist one, the narrative broken apart and reassembled in highly stylised, abstract, dimensional form It is disorient [...]


  • Insurrecto gives me faith that the root meaning of novel , nouvelle, something new will continue to be true for a long time to come Every sentence here was a revelation Manila so perfectly captured The strange, very strange layer of popular American culture that paints itself over the Philippines perfect The strange, very strange way that Tagalog becomes the language of choice for strange in English language movies set in far off lands friend from the Philippines had never stopped b I [...]


  • I found the audiobook of this on Hoopla, but the narrative of this book is complex so I would recommend reading a hard copy if one is available to you This is a multi layered story about two women traveling in the Philippines a young American filmmaker and a translator A central theme of the book is grief Both women are dealing with personal grief, but there is also an examination of cultural social grief in the face of colonialism and a particular massacre in the Philippines There is a lot I fo [...]


  • A polymath s lyricism is woven with post colonial tristesse A deft and labyrinthine depiction of our helpless condition of ever revolving insurrection, Gina Apostol has created an elegant mise en abyme wherein the colonizer and the colonized reflect themselves over and over and yet over again._________________i found this site quite helpful scriptum nota bene found this passage in A polymath s lyricism is woven with post colonial tristesse A deft and labyrinthine depiction of our helpless c [...]


  • Initial thoughts Girl, bye.Well This was definitely not the book I believed it was going to be Gina Apostol s Insurrecto, a novel of two women one a translator, the other a filmmaker forever bumping heads as they scribe the infamous and continuous brutalities of the Philippine American War, had a promising foundation but was marred by the hands of its own creator.Getting through the first 50 pages of Apostol s writing was, in itself, a chore, let alone its entire 300 pages What s , I Init [...]



  • This is one of those books you want to start again immediately after finishing it there is so much going on on so many levels I know my brain didn t pick it all up It s a kaleidoscope of stories within stories, and spiralling ideas on colonialism, filmmaking, popular culture and , but all anchored around the history of the US in the Philippines This makes it sound like hard work to read, but it isn t here are some samples to prove it In the audiece at an Elvis Presley concert in Las Ve This is o [...]


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