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Emergent Literature: Essays on Philippine Writing
The essays in Emergent Literature: Essays on Philippine Writing vividly recreate the dizzying ferment in the literary scene of the late 1960s and subsequent years for students born too late to have experienced the tremors and jolts that shook the academe all over Metro Manila during those critical years. The year 1968 was when the Communist Party of the Philippines was ree ...more
Paperback, 174 pages
Published 2001 by the University of the Philippines Press
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Elmer Ordoñez’s Emergent Literature: Essays on Philippine Writing is a collection of essays that traces the growth and development of revolutionary literature in the late 1960’s, termed “Emergent Literature” that aimed to write back against the literature of the colonizers and the elites. The earliest essays in the collections were written in 1986 (during the aftermath of the Marcos dictatorship and the year of the EDSA Revolution) and the last in the 1990’s; they include short papers read for s ...more
Elmer Alindugan Ordóñez was born on December 15, 1929 in Juban, Sorsogon. He obtained his BA and MA in English from the University of the Philippines, his Ph.D. from the University of Wisconsin in 1963, and post doctoral studies from Oxford University-London in 1966. He has been professor of English, associate for literary criticism at the UP Creative Writing Center, and chairperson for projects o ...more