CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Memento Mori: Death as Incantation in the Fiction of Francisco Arcellana

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

3-1990

Publication Title

Philippine Quaterly of Culture and Society

ISSN

0115-0243

Volume

18

Issue/No.

1

Abstract

Excerpt

In 1953, T.D. Agcaoili remarked that 'Any attempt to view the field of the short story in the Philippines will find the structure the main consideration' (xi) and again 'In Philippine short stories there is prevalent a tendency to strive for unity by the careful sustaining of a single mood or effect' (xiii). Although Agcaoili is referring to all of Philippine short fiction, his remarks could be directed specifically toward the work of Francisco Arcellana,1 one of the meritorious.2

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