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Winner of the Centennial Literary Prize in 1998, My Sad Republic is a story of love, obsession and loss, set against the epic background of the Philippine revolution against Spain and the Filipino-American War. loosely based on the life of a faith healer who declared a schism from the oppressive Spanish government and proclaimed himself the Pope of the rep
393 pages
Published 2000 by UP Press (2000)
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Impressively written. Poignant and far one of my most favorite novels.
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Eric T. Gamalinda is a poet, a fictionist and an essayist. He took undergraduate courses at the UST for three years and the UP for a semester. He was a local fellow for poetry of the UP ICW in 1983. In 1990, he went to Great Britain to represent the Philippines in the Cambridge International Writers’ Conference and to attend the Hawthornden International Writers’ Retreat in Scotland, 1991. he got ...more
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“Let her remain where she is. A constellation away.” 26 likes
“Forgetting: that, too, was the heart's slow way of healing, but it could only be done alone. Love and loss turns us into the most solitary of creatures, their mysteries can never entirely be shared.” 7 likes
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