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Philippine Folk Literature: The Myths

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Paperback, 512 pages
Published January 1st 1994 by University of Philippines Press
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RE de Leon
Damiana Eugenio's Philippine Folk Literature Series, of which this is volume II, is perhaps the most definitive collection of Philippine folk literature today, and a critical resource for anyone studying Philippine stories and Philippine culture.

The stories themselves, I must warn you, are culled from print sources, since that's pretty much the only way such a collection could be put together within the span of a human lifetime. Where versions of a story vary significantly from each other, the
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Mark Isaak
Apr 08, 2016 Mark Isaak rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
An excellent collection of mythology, on the whole, covering all parts of the Philippines and all types of myths. (Other volumes, which I have not read, cover other folklore.) In some cases, I would have liked to see a little commentary. For example, a couple myths tell of the origin of corn and tobacco; when were those introduced historically? A glossary of Philippine terms would also be useful. In most cases, the meanings could be deduced from context, but there were still a few words I had to ...more
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Every serious Filipino writer must read this volume. It contains the collective soul of our people. It has everything, you just have to look for it.
Alex Xd
samai genesis by damiana eugenio

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