Secret Asian Man download epub
by Nick Carbo
Nick Carbo has us see New York through the eyes of a Filipino immigrant with such candor, humor, and savvy that it's amazing to me that this book hasn't been optioned for a movie! Or maybe it has? It's poetry to be sure but it's also a screenplay, a novel, a multi-genre cyber cartoon.
Cover of Secret Asian Man, Carbó's second book of poetry. His first is titled El Grupo McDonald's. Carbó seems always to have his radar up for references to Asians in . pop culture - even when they're not there. Filipino poet Nick Carbó grew up in Manila, a city saturated with American pop culture. For years, he misunderstood the lyrics to the 1960s hit song "Secret Agent Man" -- a mistake that fueled the premise of his second book of poems, Secret Asian Man. "When I first heard the Johnny Rivers song, a long time ago, I thought 'Asian man?' They're talking about me," Carbó says.
Nick Carbó (born 1964) is a Filipino-American writer from Legazpi, Albay, Philippines.
Secret Asian Man book. It is full of mystery and allusions to Philippine culture as well as western deeds and misdeeds. Carbo is a poetic genius beyond compare.
Secret Asian man. by. Carbó, Nick, 1964-. Works by individual poets: from c 1900 -, American Contemporary Poetry, Asian American Poetry, English, Poetry, USA, Asian, American - General. Chicago : Tia Chucha Press. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by Lotu Tii on June 4, 2014. SIMILAR ITEMS (based on metadata).
See contact information and details about Nick Carbó. Secret Asian Man (Tia Chucha, 2000/reprint '04 Cherry Grove) El Grupo McDonald's (Tia Chucha, 1995). Nick Carbo. Secret Asian Man is a hilarious and poignant look at the immigrant experience. Ang Tunay na Lalaki (Tagalog for "The Real Man") is the Filipino Marlboro Man, a macho and bare-chested endorser of gin. But when he finds himself in New York City and auditioning as a bit actor, disillusionment quickly sets in: he realizes he, an Asian man, will never be a sex symbol in America. Fortunately for him, adventure ensues. Carbó's book is a scintillating romp that is also, at the same time, literature for the ages. by Nick Carbo. ISBN 9781932339635 (978-1-932339-63-5) Softcover, Cherry Grove Collections, 2004.
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