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Insurrecto : a novel, Gina Apostol

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Insurrecto : a novel
Title
Insurrecto
Title remainder
a novel
Statement of responsibility
Gina Apostol
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "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, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created "a howling wilderness" of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara's film script and writes her own version. Insurrecto contains within its dramatic action two rival scripts from the filmmaker and the translator--one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher. Within the spiraling voices and narrative layers of Insurrecto are stories of women--artists, lovers, revolutionaries, daughters--finding their way to their own truths and histories. Using interlocking voices and a kaleidoscopic structure, the novel is startlingly innovative, meditative, and playful. Insurrecto masterfully questions and twists narrative in the manner of Italo Calvino's If on a Winter's Night a Traveler, Julio Cortazar's Hopscotch, and Nabokov's Pale Fire. Apostol pushes up against the limits of fiction in order to recover the atrocity in Balangiga, and in so doing, she shows us the dark heart of an untold and forgotten war that would shape the next century of Philippine and American history"--
  • Two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, go on a road trip in Duterte's Philippines, collaborating and clashing in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American War. Chiara is working on a film about an incident in Balangiga, Samar, in 1901, when Filipino revolutionaries attacked an American garrison, and in retaliation American soldiers created "a howling wilderness" of the surrounding countryside. Magsalin reads Chiara's film script and writes her own version. Through these two rival scripts--one about a white photographer, the other about a Filipino schoolteacher--find their way to their own truths and histories. -- adapted from publisher info
Summary
While on a road trip in Duterte’s Philippines, two women, a Filipino translator and an American filmmaker, both collaborate and clash in the writing of a film script about a massacre during the Philippine-American war
Theme
Tone
Writing style
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10741385
Cataloging source
DLC
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Apostol, Gina
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9550.9.A66
LC item number
I57 2018
Literary form
novels
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True
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  • Duterte, Rodrigo Roa
  • Duterte, Rodrigo Roa
  • Philippine American War (Philippines : 1899-1902)
  • Duterte, Rodrigo Roa
  • FICTION / Family Life
  • FICTION / War & Military
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Women
  • Translators
  • Philippines
  • Philippines
  • Motion picture producers and directors
  • Translators
  • Women
  • Philippines
Target audience
adult
Label
Insurrecto : a novel, Gina Apostol
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781616959449
Lccn
2018027922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028677962
System control number
(OCoLC)1023860197
Label
Insurrecto : a novel, Gina Apostol
Publication
Copyright
Note
Subtitle from dust jacket
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 299-316)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
316 pages
Isbn
9781616959449
Lccn
2018027922
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other control number
40028677962
System control number
(OCoLC)1023860197

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