Friday, June 30, 2006
12:01 AM |
Top Stories by Pinoy Writers
I was browsing around Thing None Yo!
and chanced upon Secondcup
's musings about her top ten favorite short stories in English by Filipino writers
. That got me to do my own thinking, and ranking. What exactly are my top ten favorite short stories?
I thought about it hard, and could not readily settle for ten -- I had
to increase the number to twenty, to be safe, to consider with all sincerity all the memorable stories that hit me between the eyes the first time I read them, that proved eventually influential, and that had me salivating in sheer envy. These are the stories that I revisit from time to time to restore my sometimes flagging faith in literature and in my own writing. They never cease to amaze me, even after countless rereadings, and for that, they are my favorites.Midsummer
by Manuel ArguillaThe Summer Solstice
by Nick JoaquinThe Death of Fray Salvador Montano, Conquistador of Negros
by Rosario Cruz LuceroL'Aquilone du Estrellas
by Dean Francis AlfarFaith, Love, Time, and Dr. Lazaro
by Gregorio BrillantesThe Axolotl Colony
by Jaime An LimGood Intentions 101: SY '71-'72
by Menchu Aquino SarmientoThe Assassin's Tale
by Timothy MontesStories
by Cesar Ruiz AquinoDance
by Isolde AmanteWe Will Not Cry About This
by Socorro VillanuevaBoys Who Like Boys
by Vicente Groyon IIIThe Injury Zone
by Lakambini SitoyThe Execution
by Charlson OngIn the Garden
by Jose Dalisay Jr.The Black Monkey
by Edith TiempoEquivalents
by Noelle Quintos de JesusHomecoming
by Paulino Lim Jr.My Brother's Peculiar Chicken
by Alejandro RocesUndercurrents
by Janet Villa
That this list can still change is of course without question. What are your favorite Pinoy stories?
[Hey, let's make this a meme!
I'm tagging Dean Alfar, Nikki Alfar, Vin Simbulan, Zarah Gagatiga, Ginny Mata, John Bengan, James Neish, Ned Parfan, Paolo Manalo, Janet Villa, Kit Kwe, Wendell Capili, Dominique Cimafranca, Gelo Suarez, Naya Valdellon, Patricia Evangelista, Ino Habana, Larry Ypil, Resty Odon, Manuel L. Quezon III, Wanggo Gallaga, and Willi Pascual. That's a lot of tagging, but I don't care, hehehe.
Labels: philippine literature
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