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Immigration Blues

“Immigration Blues,” the 1977 short story by Bienvenido Santos, is set in San Francisco in the home of Alipio Palma, a Filipino-American widower, and concerns a visit by two women, Mrs. Antonieta Zafra and her sister Monica.

Circulating Books – A Selected List

  • Reed, Ishmael. (ed.). The Before Columbus Foundation Fiction Anthology. 1992.

                                  Call Number: PS648.S5 B44 1992

LINCCWeb Online Catalog – Search Terms

  • Santos, Bienvenido


Reference Materials

  • Contemporary Literary Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 22, pg. 365

  • Masterplots II: Short Story Series (Revised Edition) –  Call Number: REF PN3326 .M27 2004

o   Vol. 4, pg. 1952-54

  • Short Stories for Students.Call Number: REF PN3330. S386

o        Vol. 19, pg. 82-103

  • Twentieth-Century Literary Criticism –  Call Number: REF PN771 .C59

o   Vol. 156, pg. 326

Research Databases

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  • Literature Resources from Gale

This Research Guide is designed to help users find information on a particular topic within the Valencia College East Campus Library.  This is by no means a comprehensive list of resources and other resources may be available on this topic.  Please check LINCCWeb, Valencia East’s online catalog, to verify the availability of circulating books within the library.  Feel free to ask a librarian for help if you need further assistance.

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Last Revised on August 4, 2009

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