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Feminist readings of Philippine fiction : critique and anthology

Author: Sylvia Mendez Ventura; University of the Philippines. Creative Writing Center.
Publisher: Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press : Distributed outside of the Philippines by the University of Hawaii Press, ©1994.
Series: Philippine writers series.; Likhaan.
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The author detects the coexistence of feminist consciousness and its unconscious repression in short stories by Lilia Pablo Amansec, Edith L. Tiempo, Tita Lacambra-Ayala, Kerima Polotan, and Ines Taccad Cammayo. She also examines the representation of women by four male fictionists - Nick Joaquin, Rony V. Diaz, Gregorio C. Brillantes, and Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. Except for young Dalisay, all these writers were most  Read more...
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Ventura, Sylvia Mendez.
Feminist readings of Philippine fiction.
Diliman, Quezon City : University of the Philippines Press : Distributed outside of the Philippines by the University of Hawaii Press, ©1994
(OCoLC)604974923
Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Sylvia Mendez Ventura; University of the Philippines. Creative Writing Center.
ISBN: 971542046X 9789715420464
OCLC Number: 33843130
Description: 280 pages ; 22 cm.
Contents: Introduction --
Feminism: From Non-Word to Byword --
Lilia Pablo Amansec: Challenging the Patriarchy --
Edith Tiempo and the Nipa Hut of Passivity --
Tita Lacambra-Ayala and the Gulliver Syndrome --
Kerima Polotan's Women: From Virginity to Adultery --
Ines Taccad Cammayo: Wearing the Pants in the Family --
Rony Diaz's Subhuman Sister --
Nick Joaquin's Batwoman --
The Women Warriors of Gregorio Brillantes and Jose Dalisay, Jr. --
How Do You Know It's Feminist? --
The Dream Tiger / Lilia Pablo Amansec --
The Black Monkey / Edith L. Tiempo --
Everything / Tita Lacambra-Ayala --
The Virgin / Kerima Polotan --
Cost Price / Kerima Polotan --
A Various Season / Kerima Polotan --
People of Consequence / Ines Taccad Cammayo --
The Centipede / Rony V. Diaz --
Dona Jeronima / Nick Joaquin --
Janis Joplin, the Revolution and the Melancholy Widow of Gabriela Gilang Street / Gregorio C. Brillantes --
Amnesty / Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. --
Appendix: Review of Women's Studies.
Series Title: Philippine writers series.; Likhaan.
Responsibility: Sylvia Mendez Ventura.

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The author detects the coexistence of feminist consciousness and its unconscious repression in short stories by Lilia Pablo Amansec, Edith L. Tiempo, Tita Lacambra-Ayala, Kerima Polotan, and Ines Taccad Cammayo. She also examines the representation of women by four male fictionists - Nick Joaquin, Rony V. Diaz, Gregorio C. Brillantes, and Jose Y. Dalisay, Jr. Except for young Dalisay, all these writers were most productive during the so-called Golden Age of Philippine Fiction in English, an age when feminism was a non-word in literary discourse. An analysis of their stories within the contemporary feminist environment opens them to fresh insights which the traditional male canon would normally overlook. This book thus hopes to develop an awareness of a fascinating activity, namely, reading as a woman, particularly a Filipino woman. But the reader need not be a woman to get the point.

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