Contrary to the gloomy predictions of the militant student-led movements of the late sixties, Philippine fiction in English has not merely survived; it appears to have thrived. - Cristina Pantoja - Hidalgo. Philippine Literature. And the American Culture. US Colonialism
Contrary to the gloomy predictions of the militant student-led movements of the late sixties, Philippine fiction in English has not merely survived; it appears to have thrived.
- Cristina Pantoja - Hidalgo
And the American Culture
New literary forms such as free verse [in poetry], the modern short story and the critical essay were introduced.
The Balagtas tradition persisted until the poet Alejandro G. Abadilla advocated modernism in poetry.
At present, dagli is almost interchangeable with prose poem (tulangtuluyan),pasingaw (sketch), and proto-fictiono micro-fiction.
The present English (and Spanish) word derives from the Italian novella
By the 1920s English was firmly established as a medium of both education and literary expression.
In the 1950s and early 1960s, the intellectual milieu of the urban, university-educated English writer in the Philippines became even more sophisticated and cosmopolitan.
The word essay derives from the French infinitive
art allows individuals to use their senses to the fullest and to save the beauty of life by describing things that include nature and virtue. Thus, what is beautiful is what is perceived as good and worthy in life.
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Tarzan
Charles Dicken'sDavid Copperfield
The last throes of American colonialism saw the flourishing of Philippine literature in English at the same time, with the introduction of the New Critical aesthetics, made writers pay close attention to craft and "indirectly engendered a disparaging attitude" towards vernacular writings
-- a tension that would recur in the contemporary period.