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The stories that moved me were “Coming Home,” “Twilight in Quebec,” and “The Visit.” It was vicarious. Unlike Elmer, I never knew any prisoner who walked from Muntinlupa to Pasay across a devastated landscape where mopping up operations were still in progress, nor have I ever been to solidarity meetings abroad, nor have I ever set foot in “consol” villages that demarcated ...more
Paperback, 183 pages
Published 2014 by The University of the Philippines Press
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I am sometimes wary about reading books about some people who write about themselves with the intention of flaunting who they are, where they've been to or who they've met. It's like voyeurism except that the writer is a willing accomplice. Sometimes, I feel so inadequate reading people's success stories. Not that I don't consider myself a successful man. My reason is that for me, success is what you went through and not how high you were able to climb.

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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

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