CAHSS Faculty Articles

Title

Expulsion from Eden in Gregario Brillantes

Department

Department of Literature and Modern Languages

Publication Date

1991

Publication Title

Philippine Studies

ISSN

2244-1093

Volume

39

Issue/No.

4

Abstract

Excerpt

In 1967, Locsin astutely remarked that "The Distance to Andromeda and Other Stories remains a landmark in the field of contemporary Filipino literature even if only as the chronicle of the growth of a young artist's mind." This achievement, Locsin feels, has been attained in spite of a formidable list of defects: "limited subject matter," "his thematic preoccupation which leads him to sacrifice characterization to such an extent that his characters fail to attain dimension, in the sense that they are not well-rounded," and in concurrence with Leonard Casper's opinion, "if a charge can be made against Brillantes, it is that his stories have a deus ex machina whose presence involves the reader in a theological view of man."

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