The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquin

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  • Title: The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic
  • Author: Nick Joaquin
  • Category: Fiction
  • Date: April 2017
  • Lenguage: English
  • Pages: unknown
  • ISBN: 9780143130710

 

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Celebrating the centennial of his beginning, the first-ever U.S. publication of Philippine author Nick Joaquin’s seminal works, with a foreword by PEN/Open Book Award–winner Gina Apostol A New York Times Book Review Editor’s Choice Nick Joaquin is broadly thought of one of the biggest Filipino writers, however he has remained little-known exterior his dwelling nation regardless of writing in English. Set amid the ruins of Manila devastated by World War II, his tales are steeped in the post-colonial anguish and hopes of his period and resonate with the ironic views on colonial historical past of Gabriel García Márquez and Mario Vargas Llosa. His work meditates on the questions and challenges of the Filipino particular person’s new freedom after a protracted historical past of colonialism, exploring folklore, centuries-old Catholic rites, the Spanish colonial previous, magical realism, and baroque splendor and extra. This assortment options his best-known story, “The Woman Who Had Two Navels,” centered on Philippine emigrants dwelling in Hong Kong and later expanded right into a novel, the much-anthologized tales “May Day Eve” and “The Summer Solstice” and a canonic play, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino . As Penguin Classics beforehand launched his countryman Jose Rizal to a large viewers, now Joaquin will find new readers with the first American assortment of his work. Introduction and Suggestions for Further Reading by Vicente L. Rafael For more than seventy years, Penguin has been the main writer of traditional literature in the English-speaking world. With more than 1,700 titles, Penguin Classics represents a world bookshelf of the greatest works all through historical past and throughout genres and disciplines. Readers belief the collection to offer authoritative texts enhanced by introductions and notes by distinguished students and modern authors, in addition to up-to-date translations by award-winning translators

 

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