Mass

Mass❰Download❯ ➵ Mass Author F. Sionil José – Heartforum.co.uk Mass, also known as Mass A Novel, is a historical and political novel written by Filipino National Artist F Sionil Jos Together with The Pretenders, Mass is the completion of Jos s The Rosales Saga, Mass, also known as Mass A Novel, is ahistorical and political novel written by Filipino National Artist F Sionil Jos Together with The Pretenders, Mass is the completion of Jos s The Rosales Saga, which is also known as the Rosales Novels The literary message of Mass was a society intent only on calculating a man s price is one that ultimately devalues all menThe narrative of Mass pictured the Philippines during the years prior to and after the imposition of Martial Law in , which occurred within the scope of the middle and the late periods of the twentieth century It narrated about a movement advocating reform, the resulting struggle for human rights, students rights, tenants rights, and women s rights, and Mass protests that were manipulated by fraudulent leaders The uprising failed One of the characters went back to Central Luzon to discover his origins in order to rebuild his life from wikipedia.

Francisco Sionil Jos was born in in Pangasinan province and attended the public school in his hometown He attended the University of Santo Tomas after World War II and in , started his career in writing Since then, his fiction has been published internationally and translated into several languages including his native Ilokano He has been involved with the international cultural organizations, notably International PEN the world association of poets, playwrights, essayists and novelists whose Philippine Center he founded in F Sionil Jos , the Philippines most widely translated author, is known best for his epic work, the Rosales saga five novels encompassing a hundred years of Philippine history a vivid documentary of Filipino lifeIn , Sionil Jos received the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication ArtsIn , Sionil Jos was named National Artist for LiteratureIn , Sionil Jos received the Pablo Neruda Centennial Award.

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  • Hardcover
  • 256 pages
  • Mass
  • F. Sionil José
  • English
  • 10 May 2017
  • 0868615722

10 thoughts on “Mass

  1. K.D. Absolutely says:

    Mass is the fifth and final book in The Rosales Saga, that is considered as the masterpiece of F Sionil Jos , a 90 y o old highly respected, multi awarded and illustrious writer here in the Philippines He has been our long bet for the Nobel Prize for Literature We hope that the Nobel committee will finally award the honor to a Southeast Asian.After the first book in the saga, Dusk 5 stars , this is the second best It almost got the same stars for me except that I will forever remember the Mass is the fifth and final book in The Rosales Saga, that is considered as the masterpiece of F Sionil Jos , a 90 y o old highly respected, multi awarded and illustrious writer here in the Philippines He has been our long bet for the Nobel Prize for Literature We hope that the Nobel committee will finally award the honor to a Southeast Asian.After the first book in the saga, Dusk 5 stars , this is the second best It almost got the same stars for me except that I will forever remember the appearance of the non fictional historical characters such as Diego Silang, Apolinario Mabini, and Gen Gregorio Del Pilar It was my first time to actually read our Philippine heroes talking, moving and pouring out their thoughts in a fictional work especially in a serious work in English Really, what a brilliant work of art However, each book in the saga is written differently I thought that Jose wanted to showcase his different styles in writing so in the four succeeding books, there were nonon fictional characters Here in Mass for example, all characters are fictional but are too familiar to us that they can be the people that you read in the newspapers or bump into while walking down the road to work In other words, they can be as non fictional as you and I.It tells the story of Pepe Samson, the great great grandson of Eustaquio Istak Salvador Samson in Dusk Po On Remember that in Book 1, Istak and Dalin have two sons, Antonio and Pedro Antonio gets married and Tony Samson of Book 4 The Pretenders 4 stars has a bastard son with Emy Samson his cousin Because of they are cousins, Tony and Emy have to separate and Tony goes to Harvard to study as a history scholar There he meets Carmen Villa and when they come back to the Manila, marry each other So, the bastard son, Pepe grows up with only Emy and her younger sister Bettina Samson in Cabuwagan After graduation from high school, Pepe goes to Manila and lives with his paternal aunt and uncle Betty and Bert in Antipolo St in Tondo near the railway track where Tony Samson has committed suicide That s not the summary of this book, Mass. Rather, that is just the link between Books 1 4 to this final book Book 5 Mass for me, is about a young provincial man trying to survive in the chaotic Manila in the 70 s particularly during the First Quarter Storm FQS or the start of political protest against the US Marcos Dictatorship It is also about that young man s search for his place under the son considering that he is a bastard and has no distinct memory of his popular father He has his father s love for words, charisma and intelligence but he has nothing for him but hate and contempt His mother and aunt keep the stories about his father to themselves and he only comes to hear those stories when he is already in Manila.The story is jam packed with dramatic twists and turmoils both inside Pepe Samson s mind but also in this environment It is almost at that level when it could become too many for comfort Do you know the feeling when the plot becomes too convoluted that the whole thing becomes artificial or implausible Pepe Samson has too much on his plate that he could have broken down and gone crazy or committed suicide like his father However, it did not get into that because he was able to channel his anger on other devious character in the end It was a cathartic finale that liberates all the bottled up angst and pain that Pepe Samson held in his heart since childhood.Thank you so much to my reading buddy Ben who read this with me last weekend during the Holy Week break It has always been fun to read a book with somebody and exchange views while reading Especially if it is a great book like this one from our very own F Sionil Jose, one of the Filipinos writers who are definitely of world class caliber

  2. Janice Acosta says:

    There are no words to describe my love for the Rosales saga I have read all five of them and this is my favorite among the saga.The story was set in the time of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines There were times when I felt like I was reading about the lives of real people who fought against the tyranny It was so easy to fall in love with the hero anti hero and I cried for him during some of the parts in the story when he could not do so.I also learned so much about the Philippine mo There are no words to describe my love for the Rosales saga I have read all five of them and this is my favorite among the saga.The story was set in the time of the Marcos dictatorship in the Philippines There were times when I felt like I was reading about the lives of real people who fought against the tyranny It was so easy to fall in love with the hero anti hero and I cried for him during some of the parts in the story when he could not do so.I also learned so much about the Philippine movement and some flaws that he pointed out.All in all, I was blown away when I read this book and I have a copy of it at home and even went as far as highlight some lines in it Praise for F Sionil Jose

  3. Mew says:

    If you want to know somebody s thoughts on his own country, this is the book you need.

  4. Ayban Gabriyel says:

    I expected so much from this book, I m disappointed or maybe I was disappointed the way the story turned out to be or maybe I was boxed on the idea of other novels set in the same dark era A nationalistic protagonist challenging a rotten system, being so idealistic as a youth.Mass tells about a story of Pepe Samson, a native from Cabugawan, a young lad who has a laid back attitude, loves to eats and hates going to school but loves literature He finds himself in a cluttered and densely populated I expected so much from this book, I m disappointed or maybe I was disappointed the way the story turned out to be or maybe I was boxed on the idea of other novels set in the same dark era A nationalistic protagonist challenging a rotten system, being so idealistic as a youth.Mass tells about a story of Pepe Samson, a native from Cabugawan, a young lad who has a laid back attitude, loves to eats and hates going to school but loves literature He finds himself in a cluttered and densely populated city of Manila trying to get a degree butthan that he was trying to find his own identity He hopes to enroll in a state university but he soon found out his money was not enough because he spent much of his money eating at restaurants and watching movies rather taking entrance exams on state universities, he later found himself in a diploma mill.This was the last installment of the Rosales Saga which started in Rosales Pangasinan Pepe was a descendant of Istak Samsom, who was was the protagonist in Po on, the first novel in the Saga.It was an unlikely character protagonist for someone like F Sionil to have, specially if you are a writer like him who likes to dealt and writes socially relevant stories and novels But the story really turned out good

  5. Nicole Zapanta says:

    Mass for me was kind of written out of a lot of hate It s a dark novel but at the same time very enlightening It revealed the masses situation where they re really at,their needs, their hurts, their problems, and the very root cause why they are poor I like the book for that However, how I wish there was not a lot of raunchy scenes in it The story ended tragically and to me, it was like sure I ve seen the real masses but in the end, it was just awful I think what the novel lacks is hope Mass for me was kind of written out of a lot of hate It s a dark novel but at the same time very enlightening It revealed the masses situation where they re really at,their needs, their hurts, their problems, and the very root cause why they are poor I like the book for that However, how I wish there was not a lot of raunchy scenes in it The story ended tragically and to me, it was like sure I ve seen the real masses but in the end, it was just awful I think what the novel lacks is hope I remember what somebody said, You cannot correct the wrong with another wrong I still love F Sionil Jose and his writing is just superb Oh how he describes the scenes and everything is just flawless It s beautiful

  6. Ma. Lalaine says:

    It is made of lyrical writing F Sionil Jose brings us to Manila How it is living there from a provinciano perspective How we Filipinos fail and how we can revolutionize on our own.

  7. Janross Ayson says:

    F Sionil Jose s Mass is a book about the continuing introspection of thousands of Filipinos about their lives as persons and as Filipinos about why we are poor and miserable, why do we fail as a nation, why do the Filipino masses endure misery and hopelessness, and lastly, how would you contribute in the Filipino people s continuing quest for mass nationalist awakening and social justice A timely book for those who are undergoing a soul searching about their important role in shaping this n F Sionil Jose s Mass is a book about the continuing introspection of thousands of Filipinos about their lives as persons and as Filipinos about why we are poor and miserable, why do we fail as a nation, why do the Filipino masses endure misery and hopelessness, and lastly, how would you contribute in the Filipino people s continuing quest for mass nationalist awakening and social justice A timely book for those who are undergoing a soul searching about their important role in shaping this nation s history

  8. Irish R says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here REVIEWED BY RESUMA, IRISH U.BOOK TITLE MassWRITTEN BY F Sionil JoseGENRE Historical Political Novel The novel written by F.Sionil Jose, a National Artist for Literature gives a twist in the politics and history Pepe as his main character in the story is a mirror of a real Filipino It happens prior to the imposition of the Martial Law The plot revolves to the story of Pepe who at first is living in his province at Cabugawan but after his ten years of studying there, he moved to Antipolo w REVIEWED BY RESUMA, IRISH U.BOOK TITLE MassWRITTEN BY F Sionil JoseGENRE Historical Political Novel The novel written by F.Sionil Jose, a National Artist for Literature gives a twist in the politics and history Pepe as his main character in the story is a mirror of a real Filipino It happens prior to the imposition of the Martial Law The plot revolves to the story of Pepe who at first is living in his province at Cabugawan but after his ten years of studying there, he moved to Antipolo where his uncle and auntie were residing On his first few days, instead of saving money, he spends his money for not important things So he ended up studying at a cheaper University where he encounter all of his associates in the brotherhood Later on the in story he ended up being a drug pusher because of the boyfriend of his neighbor which happens to a friend of his girlfriend which is the housemaid of his uncle He also discovered further in the story that his real father is his uncle Samson After some time he quit being a drug pusher because he realizes the bad consequences awaits if he continue doing so He came back to the brotherhood in Tondo where he encounter Father Jess and there in the church, he work as sacristan And they later establish a rally with his brotherhood The story is somewhat realistic because it mirrors the happening in the Philippines where the story tells something about a movement advocating reform, the resulting struggle for human rights, students rights, tenants rights, and women s rights, and mass protests that were manipulated by fraudulent leaders In Pepe s story he encountered the group and so advocating the same mission But in the story at the end he is also the one who end a crime that is going to happen.The transition of the story as the author narrates gives us a view of the Philippines, the place and the characters He never disappoint the reader s expectation to the political novel

  9. R. says:

    This book was a great read for anyone interesting in Filipino culture and history It s fictional, but paints a very accurate picture of historical events and imaginary, historical people The story focuses on several people from very diverse backgrounds who are working within and around the reform movement that brought about the Philippines as it is known today.

  10. Joaquin Mejia says:

    In terms of chronology, Mass is the last book of F Sionil Jose s The Rosales Saga Mass takes place in 1970 s Philippines That was an especially dark time in Philippine history During the 1970 s and the 1980 s Ferdinand Marcos s dictatorship killed, tortured, and imprisoned thousands of good and innocent people The novel is about Pepe Samson, a youth from the barrio Cabugawan who goes to Tondo, Manila He learns that Tondo is almost no different from Cabugawan because both places are In terms of chronology, Mass is the last book of F Sionil Jose s The Rosales Saga Mass takes place in 1970 s Philippines That was an especially dark time in Philippine history During the 1970 s and the 1980 s Ferdinand Marcos s dictatorship killed, tortured, and imprisoned thousands of good and innocent people The novel is about Pepe Samson, a youth from the barrio Cabugawan who goes to Tondo, Manila He learns that Tondo is almost no different from Cabugawan because both places are filled with poverty But it is in Tondo where he begins his activism He later becomes friends with a Catholic priest called Father Jess, a student called Toto, and an activist university teacher called Professor Hortenso If The Pretenders is about Antonio Samson who becomes part of the class of very wealthy people, Mass is about his son, Pepe, who lives among the poor and hungry While Antonio Samson seems to have become indifferent to the poor, Pepe knows and understands the poor because he lives with the poor in both Cabugawan and Tondo Unlike his father, Pepe Samson remained poor Mass is about the activists and the poor people They both want change Activists want political, social, and economic change while the poor just want to change their lives with food and jobs Even in the Philippines of today, we still have a lot of people like the characters depicted in the novel Many people still don t have food and jobs and many people still want genuine change to happen Sometimes,the novel seems to say that that the poor don t want radical change, just food for their stomachs and jobs to work for I don t know what to say about this Like Crisostomo Ibarra in Jose Rizal s Noli Me Tangere , I was not born and raised among the poor, so I don t know what they want But I believe that without radical change, many Filipinos will remain poor and hungry Mass is a very good book I liked the characters in the novel It is easy to empathize with them because many of the characters are people who want a change for the better I also found the setting fascinating The book takes place in a slum during a time when Marcos s dictatorship was approaching This is probably going to be my favorite book in The Rosales Saga next to Po On I finally finished F.Sionil Jose s The Rosales Saga If I read them all consecutively, maybe it would have felt like an epic journey through many decades of Philippine history But I didn t But it was still an epic journey

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