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Two motifs run through and interweave the poems and parables. One motif has to do with the paradoxical nature of language: that is, while words already mean before one speaks, yet other shores seem within reach where the words do not break. The other motif deals with our people’s agonies and exultations through the last years of the Marcos dictatorship during which time Tr ...more
Paperback, UP Jubilee Student Edition, 70 pages
Published 2002 by The University of the Philippines Press (first published November 1988)
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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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