The Anchored Angel: Selected Writings by José Garcia Villa

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Kaya, 1999 - Literary Collections - 255 pages
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Poetry. Fiction. Asian American Studies. Literary criticism. This republication of Villa's writings both recovers and rediscovers the work of this fierce iconoclast for a new generation. Oscar V. Campomanes of the University of California writes, To say of Jose Garcia Villa that he made English 'strange' to native English speakers -- as Jean Paul Sarte once said about Frantz Fanon and French -- is no extravagant claim ... Villa hungrily embraced colonial culture even as, like Fanon, Villa sought to transform its impositions into highly novel, even unrecognizable, verbal artifacts and art forms. This volume is bound to dramatically recast our considerations of American modenism, Asian and Filipino American literary history, and the rise of 'englishes' in colonial and postcolonial studies. Anyone interested in the least-understood cultural underside of the U.S. colonization of the Philippines or in the colonial aspect of American cultural assimilationism would do well to read and enjoy this book. I hail it as a major

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I fell in love with Jose Garcia Villa, a Filipino-American writer, after reading these poems and short stories. He has such a beautiful way of phrasing things. Plus, this provokes a reader to consider ... Read full review

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garcia villa captures his experiences and translates abstract contemplations into words. he is known for his dynamic style. after reading this book, i begin pondering the extent of the written word ... Read full review


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