Ironic Appropriation of Hemingway’s For Whom the Bell Tolls in Bulosan’s The Cry and the Dedication
Influence study. Explores parallels in plot, character, and theme, arguing that the later novel is essentially a Filipino re-envisioning of For Whom the Bell Tolls. Brown concludes that Bulosan’s mimicry signals his intent to examine postcolonial politics and draw attention to a marginalized cultural group.
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