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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



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