Syjuco, Miguel

| 2010

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Ilustrado opens with Crispin Salvador, lion of Philippine letters, dead in the Hudson River. His young acolyte, Miguel, sets out to investigate the author's suspicious death and the strange disappearance of an unfinished manuscript-a work that had been planned not just to return the once-great author to fame but to expose the corruption behind the rich families who have ruled the Philippines for generations. To understand the death, Miguel scours the life, charting Salvador's trajectory via his poetry, interviews, novels, polemics, and memoirs. The literary fragments become patterns become stories become epic: a family saga of four generations tracing 150 years of Philippine history forged under the Spanish, the Americans, and the Filipinos themselves. Finally, we are surprised to learn that this story belongs to young Miguel as much as to his lost mentor, and we are treated to an unhindered...

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Conny J



Trkig, trkig och trkig och sanslst frvirrade.. Synd att man inte kan lmna smre betyg n ett...



En inte helt enkel bok att lsa. Kndes rrig och uppstyckad, hade drfr svrt att koncentrera mig p frfattarens olika berttelser i boken. Syftet, med det hr berttarsttet, tror jag, var att f fram en sammansatt vv eller bild. Men fr mig blev det mest rrigt och osammanhngande.


oscar forsman



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Jahaja, denna bok skulle visst vara bra. Nehej, det tyckte inte jag.