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Dwell In The Wilderness: Selected Short Stories (1931-1941)
A collection of short stories written between 1931 and 1941, when he was 19 to 30 years old, prior to his going to the United States to "specialize in English and learn to write under American experts." ...more
Paperback, Centenary Edition, 116 pages
Published 2011 by New Day Publishers
(first published 1985)
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weunity which the tightness of the short story or the discipline of the novel would have destroyed. With one convention thrown by the board, the book acquired its own.” Indeed, this collection hovers comfortably over the line of non-fiction and fiction. This collection is semi-autobiographical, culled from Santos' own experiences in America. It is also apparent that Santos is writing the character of Ben as himself. However, what keeps this collection from being classified as a memoir is its fle ...more
Bienvenido N. Santos was born in Tondo, Manila, on March 22, 1911. When Santos started school, the Philippines was already a colony of the United States and instruction was in English. In his early attempts at creative writing, Santos developed an ear for three kinds of communication: Pampango in the songs his mother sang at home; English in the poems and stories his teacher read at school; and Ta ...more