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The woman who had two navels and tales of the tropical gothic

Author: Nick Joaquin; Gina Apostol; Vicente L Rafael
Publisher: New York, New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
Series: Penguin classics.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The Philippines is central to two empires, the Spanish and the American. Joaquin is central to the literature of the Philippines. To read Joaquin is to gain access to how three cultures intersected in the Pacific, mixing explosively with blood, violence, and fantasy in ways that foreshadow what is happening in the Philippines today."--Amazon.com.
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Joaquin, Nick.
Woman who had two navels ;
New York : Penguin Books, [2017]
(DLC) 2016045469
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Nick Joaquin; Gina Apostol; Vicente L Rafael
ISBN: 9780143130710 0143130714
OCLC Number: 956959241
Description: xli, 432 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents: Three generations --
The legend of the dying wanton --
The mass of St. Sylvestre --
The summer solstice --
May day eve --
The woman who had two navels --
Guardia de honor --
Doña Jerónima --
The Order of Melkizedek --
Cándido's apocalypse --
A portrait of the artist as Filipino: an elegy in three acts.
Series Title: Penguin classics.
Other Titles: Works.
Responsibility: Nick Joaquin ; foreword by Gina Apostol ; introduction by Vicente L. Rafael.

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"The Philippines is central to two empires, the Spanish and the American. Joaquin is central to the literature of the Philippines. To read Joaquin is to gain access to how three cultures intersected in the Pacific, mixing explosively with blood, violence, and fantasy in ways that foreshadow what is happening in the Philippines today."--Amazon.com.

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Nick Joaquin is akin to Gabriel Garcia Marquez in the extravagant, surreal imagery of his stories, the fatalistic humor, the intricate weaving of history and memory, the spiritual and the sensual, Read more...

 
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