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Burning Heart: A Portrait of the Philippines

Roth, Marissa; Hagedorn, Jessica

Verlag: Rizzoli, New York, 1999
ISBN 10: 0847821641 / ISBN 13: 9780847821648
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Titel: Burning Heart: A Portrait of the Philippines

Verlag: Rizzoli, New York

Erscheinungsdatum: 1999

Einband: paperback

Zustand: Very Good

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Paperback. Several marks and scores on covers. Front cover is slightly creased on upper leading corner. Light wear on leading corners and spine ends. One or two minor marks on page block. Binding is intact, contents are clean and clear. AM. Buchnummer des Verkäufers 295589

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Inhaltsangabe: Nothing is absolute, especially in the Philippines. It is a land of opposites, where religion, spirituality, superstition, and mystery are all present in equal doses. It is a place where Catholics consult tarot card readers and prostitutes keep shrines to the Virgin Mary. "Burning Heart "allows a rare glimpse into this world: the taste of cane liquor and salty stews, the sound of infectious dance music, and the hopelessness of political turmoil and violence.
Photographer Marissa Roth says "I saw the Philippines in terms of light: luminous, reflective, hard, and deeply shadowed. Filtering that light was the constant heat and humidity, a deceptive sensual salve, masking a country scarred by violence and pain." Her unflinching photographs uncover the importance of religion in the Philippines, as well as the social inequality, dire poverty, overpopulation, and ingrained class system that are all part of daily life. The poetry of Jessica Hagedorn reinforces these realities, but also shows that the simple pleasures we all experience as human beings-- dancing, eating, rejoicing, laughing-- are not absent from Philippine life. Together, these images and poetry are a deeply affecting vision of a country and its people.

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