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The Critical Villa: Essays in Literary Criticism

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This is the first anthology of Villa’s essays written from the 1920s to the 1950s, which created a canon of Philippine fiction and poetry—essays counting as among the most significant in Philippine literary criticism in English.
Paperback, 349 pages
Published August 1st 2003 by Ateneo de Manila University Press (first published 2002)
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Villa the critic is an amateur - Villa the poet. The poet is prancing-merrily-puking; the critic is farcing, manyly flunking.
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Jose Garcia Villa was a Filipino poet, literary critic, short story writer, and painter. He was awarded the National Artist of the Philippines title for literature in 1973, as well as the Guggenheim Fellowship in creative writing by Conrad Aiken. He is known to have introduced the "reversed consonance rime scheme" in writing poetry, as well as the extensive use of punctuation marks—especially comm ...more

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