An Edith Tiempo Reader
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An Edith Tiempo Reader offers a compact and portable collection of works which provide a cross sectional survey of the literary canon of one of the most distinguished writers of Philippine literature. The editorial work for this landmark volume was shared by five eminent writers. Final editing was done by Edith Tiempo herself, thus providing authoritative versions of these...more
Paperback, 337 pages
Published 1999 by University of the Philippines Press
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Edith L. Tiempo, poet, fiction writer, teacher and literary critic is one of the finest Filipino Writers in English whose works are characterized by a remarkable fusion of style and substance, of craftsmanship and insight. Her poems are intricate verbal transfigurations of significant experiences as revealed, in two of her much anthologized pieces, "Lament for the Littlest Fellow" and "Bonsai." As...more
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“True that life is given,
And received. But truer still:
The single-act of giving
Makes the offerer the beggar, too—

For when down on the knees
The man (or god) stretches the arms
In giving,
It is no accident the hands
Are curled like bowls or cups,
For he offers self, yet
Begs it back again.”
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