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This book is last definitive work written and published by National Artist for Literature Nicomedes "Nick" Joaquin prior to his death in 2004. This is denoted as the definitive biography on Philippine writer-artist Emilio Aguilar Cruz (1915-1991), commonly referred to as Abé, who was renowned as leading editor of the Daily Mirror, one of the founders of the avant-garde Neo ...more
Hardcover, 200 pages
Published 2006 by The Juan D. Nepomuceno Center for Kampampangan Studies
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Matthew Lopez
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This is Nick Joaquin's final book which in my opinion is one of his greatest. Not only did Nick Joaquin write about his friend, he placed his life, works and carefree bohemian lifestyle and contextualize it so that it can be affable to the young adult readers of Philippine art and history. This is definitely a must read for those who love three things, first on Abé Cruz and his works both in writing and his paintings, second, Philippine art and letters to understand the situation of the art scen ...more
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Nicomedes Márquez Joaquín (May 4, 1917–April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer, historian and journalist, best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila. Joaquin was conferred the rank and title of National Artist of the Philippines for Literature.

After Jose Rizal and Claro M. Recto, both writers in spanish language, he is cons

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