Mindoro and Beyond: Stories



What Critics Have Said N.V.M Gonzalez Is Easily The Master Of Filipino Short Story Bienvenido Lumbera, Revaluation Essays On Philippine LIterature, Cinema And Culture American Critics Have Also Been Impressed Lucian Stryk, A Renowned Scholar Of Asian Literature, Offered His Assessment In Panorama Mr Gonzalez Is Most Telling When He Writes Of The Young, The Old, The Deprived, And He Finds People To Care About All Over Those 7,000 Islands Of His He Is A Very Pure Writer Roger J Bresnahan, Asiaweek Literary Review The Paradox Of Gonzalez Is That He Has Gained An International Reputation For Himself At A Variety Of Intellectual Centers While Identifying Constantly With The Uneducated Folk Wise Peasant Of The Philippines Leonard Casper, Survey Of Long Fiction Here Too Is A Chance To Chart The Development Of An Artistand The Expansion Of His Literary Landscape Doreen G Fernandez, World Literature Today Fortunately For The Philippines, Gonzalez Vision Even In Its Twilight, Somber Hues Is Strong, Complex And Daringly Hopeful Richard R Guzman, Virginia Quarterly Review This Unique Modern Filipino Writer Is A Master Not Only Of English, But Of His Own Individual Prose StyleThe Storiesbear The Stamp Of A Most Sensitive Personality And Of An Original Mind James Kirkup, The Weekly NationMindoro and Beyond: Stories

N V M Gonzalez Nestor Vicenti Madali Gonzalez b Romblon, Romblon 8 Sept 1915 Fictionist, poet, essayist He was the son of Vicente Gonzalez, a school supervisor, and Pastora Madali, a teacher He was married to Narita Manuel with whom he had four children When he was four, his family migrated to Mindoro and settled in barrio of Wasig Gonzalez had his early schooling in Romblon and later attended Mindoro High School In 1930 he took the entrance examination to the University of the Philippines but failed He went back to Mindoro and worked as a delivery boy in his father s slaughterhouse and meat stall in Calapan During this time, he began contributing to the Graphic For about a year, he would walk from Wasig to Mansalay for five hours to type his story at the municipal hall and post it to the magazine Gonzalez had his first literary break when he won in the students literary contest sponsored by the Graphic for an essay in Theodore Roosevelt s visit to Calapan in 1934 He left for Manila, met Francisco Arcellana, and joined the Veronicans He studied for two years at the National University and Manila Law College, but quit his college studies sometime in 1934 He joined the Graphic, working there until the outbreak of WWII After the war and without a college degree, he was invited by the University of the Philippines UP , to teach English and the short story from 1951 to 1967 He became the chairperson of the Second UP Writers Summer Workshop in Los Ba os in 1967 and was twice chosen as the Workshop s writer in residence in 1978 and 1987 He received several Rockefeller grants which enabled him to take special studies in creative writing at Stanford University, the Kenyon School of English, and Columbia University, and to travel in Asia and Europe In 1968, he went to the University of California in Santa Barbara as a visiting associate professor of English, and stayed there until 1983 as a professor of English and Asian American literature at the University of Washington from 1976 to 1979, and in 1986, artist in residence of the Djarassi Foundation in Woodside, California Gonzalez s published novels are the Winds of April , 1940 A Season of Grace , 1956 and The Bamboo Dancers , 1959 his published short story collections are Seven Hills Away , 1947 Children of the Ash Covered Loam and Other Stories , 1954 Look Stranger, On This Island Now , 1963 Selected Stories , 1964 and Mindoro and Beyond Twenty one Stories , 1979 His most recent published works are Kalutang A Filipino in the World an autobiographical essay, 1990, and The Father and the Maid , a compilation of six lectures delivered under the sponsorship of the UP Creative Writing Center, 1990, He finished his final draft of a short novel called Kaingin Country and was working on a sheaf of poems, A Wander Through the Night of the World Also in preparation is the Mother the Provider , a collection of stories Gonzalez received a special award in the 1940 Commonwealth Literary Contest for The Winds of April , the Philippine Republic Award of Merit for Literature in English in 1954, the Republic Cultural Heritage in 1960, the Jose Rizal Pro Patria Award in 1961, and the Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan ward in 1971 from the city government of Manila Eight of his short stories were included in Jose Garcia Villa s honor roll in 1926 to 1940 His short stories, On the Ferry 1959 and Serenade in 1964, won third prize and first prize, respectively, in the Philippines Free Press literary contest His short stories, which won in the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature, are Children of the Ash Covered Loam, second prize in 1952 Lupo and the River, second prize in 1953 On the Ferry, third prize, 1959 and Tomato Game, first prize in 1972 In 1993, he received the Gawad CCP Para sa Sining in literature He was conferred National Artist status in 1997 He passed away in 1999 due to kidney complica

[Epub] ❧ Mindoro and Beyond: Stories Author N.V.M. Gonzalez – E17streets4all.co.uk
  • Paperback
  • 200 pages
  • Mindoro and Beyond: Stories
  • N.V.M. Gonzalez
  • English
  • 02 January 2018
  • 9711002787

10 thoughts on “Mindoro and Beyond: Stories

  1. says:

    at first i really didn t think this was very good, but then i got to stories that i actually appreciated lupo and the river and the tomato game are my favorites serenade is excellent as well the critical essay at the end is a great insight into gonzalez s thinking and about the history of philippine literature and the development of the short story can t believe this guy used to teach at csu east bay

  2. says:

    How can i read this book

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