Necessary Fictions: Philippine Literature and the Nation, 1946-1980

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Ateneo University Press, 2000 - Literary Criticism - 319 pages
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Contents

Introduction
1
The Problem of Consciousness
15
Producing the Subject of Thought and Action
30
The Fiction of a Knowable Community
48
The Novel and Nation as Modern Artifacts
74
Literature and History
94
Literature in History
118
Alien Nation
133
The Personal Character of Philippine Literature
181
The Hand of the Political in The Hand of the Enemy
194
Unfinishing Revolution
214
Unfinishing the Revolution
232
The Cultural Politics of Writing New Mass Literature
252
Conclusion
271
Works Cited
300
Index
315

The Alienation of the Chinese Merchant
152
Citizenship and Chineseness
166

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