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The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century

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Paperback, 732 pages
Published 2000 by Tahanan Books
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K.D. Absolutely
Jan 07, 2013 K.D. Absolutely rated it really liked it
Recommended to K.D. by: Ayban Gabriyel
In August of 1901, five hundred American teachers, called the Thomasites, were sent by the U.S. Government to the Philippines to teach the English language to the Filipinos. This book contains 50 BEST short stories written by 50 Filipinos starting from 1925 to 2000. Had those Thomasites not successfully landed on Philippine soil, this book would not have been a reality.

50 BEST short stories. 50 GREATEST Filipino writers in English. These were selected by well-known Filipino literary critics: Is
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Ayban Gabriyel
Jul 21, 2011 Ayban Gabriyel rated it it was amazing
'Eto na siguro ang pinaka paborito kong kompaylasyon ng maikling kwento, mga kwento nagtatranscend ng time! hehe.. Kasi naaayos sya sa taon ng naipublisha ang kwento na nagdadate back pa sa simula ng 19 kopong-kopong hangang sa pagtapos ng century na iyon.

Sobrang daming kong nagustuhan na kwento, isa ang "The Chiefest Mourner" hindi ko maalala sinu nagsulat nun, yung "How my Brother Leon Brought Home a Wife" and paborito kong "My Brother's Peculiar Chicken" ni Alejandro Roces, "Summer Soltice",
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Greg Torres
Nov 05, 2012 Greg Torres marked it as to-read
The best.
 Ness
Oct 29, 2010 Ness rated it it was amazing
Dr. Cruz will always be my favorite Language and Literature teacher.
Mads
Jul 06, 2007 Mads rated it it was amazing
Five stars for the audacity of the title: The Best Philippine Short Stories of the Twentieth Century. I can imagine the howls of protest. Do the stories live up to the title? In any case, the volume is beautifully made. I love the yellow paper, the printing and the binding. Handsomely made book by current Philippine standards. Best stories for me were the ones by Paz Marquez-Benitez (Dead Stars), Gregorio C. Brilliantes (Faith, Love, Time, and Dr. Lazaro), and Lina Espina Moore (The Human Resour ...more
Mirvan  Ereon
Apr 07, 2012 Mirvan Ereon rated it it was amazing
Simply the best. the stories here are all unique and very exceptional. this is one book I will treasure forever because the stories are all unforgettable and made me want to be a better writer. The mix of past and contemporary authors are well-introduced and the quality of the best of the best is maintained. I hope more collections like this would be published in the future because Philippine literature badly needs to be revived and nourished.
Katipuner0
Aug 19, 2008 Katipuner0 rated it really liked it
It is a good sampling of short stories from different eras. There are a few morbid surprises.
Tessa
Feb 06, 2013 Tessa rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2013
Just beautiful. One of the best books I've read this year.
fivethousandbooks
Mar 04, 2008 fivethousandbooks marked it as to-read
What are the chances of getting my mitts on this in Sydney?
Nelly
Apr 07, 2013 Nelly rated it it was amazing
Shelves: short-stories
A great collection of short stories! Really recommended to fans of filipino literature. However, the editor should have included tagalog short stories as well.
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Michelle Fernandez
Aug 03, 2014 Michelle Fernandez rated it it was amazing
good for study
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Aug 24, 2014 Rodelruiz rated it it was ok
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Former Philippine Undersecretary of Education ISAGANI R. CRUZ (Ph.D. English, University of Maryland) is currently a Professor Emeritus, a University Fellow, and the Academic Publications Executive Publisher of De La Salle University, the Director of the Teachers Academy of Far Eastern University, and a Visiting Lecturer at the Ateneo de Manila University and the University of Santo Tomas. He writ ...more
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