Title: Postcolonialism and Filipino Poetics: Essays...
Publisher: University of the Philippines Press
Publication Date: 2004
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
329 pp., bibliography. This book consists of the author's own critical and personal reflections on poetry -- both as he "reads" and "writes" it. It seeks to answer a specific and difficult question: just how do the dominant poetic theories in the Philippines address the problems and debates of postcolonialism? The inquiry leads the author to confront the issue of Filipino nationalism -- a problematic discourse. On the one hand, nationalism demarcates the contours of the national body away from its Other, that is to say, its colonial past. On the other, it seeks to conceptually represent and unify into a Self the great diversity of members that supposedly make up this body. Garcia addresses the assumptions and consequences of this contradiction, and engages with the poetics of National Artists Virgilio Almario and University Professor Gémino H. Abad, whom he considered "the foremost commentators on Filipino poetries." The essays in this collection also reflect upon and elaborate on some aspects, influences, intentions, and themes of the author's own poems, hoping perhaps to offer a kind of context -- not of its writing, but rather, for its eventual and prospective, postcolonial reading. 0.0. Bookseller Inventory # 971542418xAMA082112
This bookseller accepts the following methods of payment:
AbeBooks Bookseller Since: December 28, 2011
We guarantee the condition of every book as it's described on the Abebooks web sites. If you're dissatisfied with your purchase (Incorrect Book/Not as Described/Damaged) or if the order hasn't arrived, you're eligible for a refund within 30 days of the estimated delivery date. If you've changed your mind about a book that you've ordered, please use the Ask bookseller a question link to contact us and we'll respond within 2 business days.
Shipping costs are based on books weighing 2.2 LB, or 1 KG. If your book order is heavy or oversized, we may contact you to let you know extra shipping is required.
Store Description: Masalai Press has been selling books on the internet since 2000, and has been involved in book selling since 1985. Customer service and accurate descriptions are a priority. Masalai Press specializes in books about the Pacific Islands, especially Papua New Guinea. Masalai Press is the regional representative of the University of Papua New Guinea Press, and has been co-publishing with the UPNG Press since 2008.