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A Native Clearing is the sequel to Man of Earth (1989). It covers Filipino poetry wrought from English since the 1950s to the present. Because there are many more poets over that period, Prof. Abad decided to include only those who were born between 1919 and 1941, i.e., those who, from Edith L. Tiempo to Cirilo F. Bautista, worked and remolded English to the Filipino sense ...more
Paperback, Newsprint Edition, 696 pages
Published April 1st 1993 by University of the Philippines Press (first published 1993)
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The poet and literary critic Gémino H. Abad was born on February 5, 1939 in Sta. Ana, Manila.

At present, he is a University Professor Emeritus at the University of the Philippines. His current writing and research include “Upon Our Own Ground”, a two- volume historical anthology of short stories in English, 1956- 1972, with critical introduction; “Our Scene So Fair”, a book of critical essays on
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