Author : Cecilia Manguerra Brainard
Publisher : University of Michigan Press
ISBN 13 : 9780472086375
Total Pages : 236 pages
Book Rating : 4.8/5 (637 download)
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Download or read book When the Rainbow Goddess Wept written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by University of Michigan Press. This book was released on 1999 with total page 236 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A novel of epic proportions that chronicles recent Philippine history and culture
Download or read book Song of Yvonne written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by . This book was released on 1991 with total page 194 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt:
Download or read book The Politics of the Visible in Asian North American Narratives written by Eleanor Rose Ty and published by University of Toronto Press. This book was released on 2004-01-01 with total page 252 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Through close readings grounded in the socio-historical context of each work, Ty studies how authors and filmmakers meet the gaze of the dominant culture and respond to the assumptions and meanings commonly associated with Orientalized, visible bodies. Ty does not survey Asian Canadian and Asian America literature, but presents readings of selected texts that actively engage with issues of otherness, visibility, and identification. Many of them, she says, are in the process of working out how larger issues of representation, power, and history affect Asian North American subjectivity. Parts of the work have been published previously.
Download or read book Cecilia's Diary 1962-1969 written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2003-09-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: High school diary of award-winning Philippine American author. Cecilia Manguerra Brainard has written and edited 10 other books, including the internationally-acclaimed novel, When the Rainbow Goddess Wept.
Download or read book The Newspaper Widow written by Cecilia Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2021-09 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The novel THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW, by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, is a literary mystery set in the Philippines in 1909, shortly after the Spaniards lost to the Americans, and the Americans occupied the Philippines. The widow Ines and her friend the French seamstress Melisande solve the crime of the dead priest in the creek in order to free the son of Ines from jail. Inspired by her great-grandmother who was the first woman publisher in the Philippines, Brainard has written a character-driven novel that raises interesting and complicated questions about morality and justice while the protagonist searches for the priest's true killer. What begins as a murder mystery transforms into something greater as love, loyalty and friendship are tested and refined. Shortlisted for the Inaugural Cirilo F. Bautista Prize for the Novel, Brainard's novel is a captivating read.
Download or read book The Newspaper Widow written by Cecilia Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2021-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: A Different Kind of Mystery/Detective NovelShortlisted for the Inaugural Cirilo F. Bautista PrizeFinalist for the 37th National Book Award in the PhilippinesFilipina American author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's novel, THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW, is a literary mystery set in the Philippines in 1909, shortly after the Spaniards lost to the Americans, and the Americans occupied the Philippines. The widow Ines and her friend the French seamstress Melisande solve the crime of the dead priest in the creek in order to free the son of Ines from jail. Inspired by her great-grandmother who was the first woman publisher in the Philippines,Brainard has written a character-driven novel that raises interesting and complicated questions about morality and justice while the protagonist searches for the priest's true killer. What begins as a murder mystery transforms into something greater as love, loyalty and friendship are tested and refined.Recipient of a California Arts Council Fellowship,a Brody Arts Fund, an Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city of Cebu Philippines, among others, Cecilia Brainard is the author and editor of over 20 books including When the Rainbow Goddess Wept, Magdalena, Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Growing Up Filipino I & II, and others..
Download or read book Magdalena written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2021-02-03 with total page 196 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: First published in 2002 and currently published in the Philippines (UST Publishing House), this 2021 US Edition of the novel MAGDALENA includes illustrations by the author, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard. Written in the fragmented style, Philippine American author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's lyrical novel, MAGDALENA, tells the story of three generations of Filipino women whose lives have been affected by the Philippine American War, World War Two, and the Vietnam War. A favorite among poets, academics, and feminists, the book has been the subject of academic papers. World Literature Today says, "Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's novel MAGDALENA takes its title from a protagonist descended from several generations of equally compelling female characters ... Brainard uses a nonlinear narrative and multiple points of view to describe the history of the Philippines that roughly corresponds to its contact with the United States from the Spanish-American War to the war in Vietnam. MAGDALENA begins and ends with the perspective of Juana, daughter of the title character and her American lover (a POW in Vietnam), who is herself pregnant and curious about her family history. Letters, diaries, and narratives from numerous characters help Juana reconstruct her maternal and, to a lesser extent, paternal lineage." Midwest Book Review says: "Expertly written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard ? Magdalena is set in the chaotic backdrop of twentieth century East Asia. A romantic, powerful tale of three generations of Filipino women, written with a close eye on the terrors of war and the Japanese invasion of the Philippines during World War II, Magdalena is an intense, involving, highly recommended saga that documents author Cecilia Manguerra Brainard as a gifted author with a mastery of storytelling that will keep the reader's total attention and engagement from first page to last!" ***Alma Anonas-Carpio reviewed the book for The Philippines Graphic as follows: "The story of Magdalena's life is a rich one, full of emotional intensity told with the brilliant clarity of Manguerra Brainard's pen.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of the American Novel written by Abby H. P. Werlock and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 4202 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Praise for the print edition:" ... no other reference work on American fiction brings together such an array of authors and texts as this.
Download or read book Woman with Horns and Other Stories written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2020-09-30 with total page 94 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: WOMAN WITH HORNS AND OTHER STORIES is a collection of a dozen stories by Philippine American writer Cecilia Manguerra Brainard that weave Philippine history, culture, folklore, and myths. This 2020 edition of this anthology presents this beloved stories to a new audience as well as readers of Brainard's subsequent literary work, which include the novels WHEN THE RAINBOW WEPT, MAGDALENA, and THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW. Brainard's books, including the books she edited, GROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIES FOR YOUNG ADULTS and the follow-up GROWING UP FILIPINO II, are considered significant contributions to Philippine, Philippine American, as well as Asian American literature. Katipunan praised it as follows: "Beautifully written in the minimalist style yet never lacking color and clarity, Brainard's stories reach out from the deep centuries of folklore, superstition, religion, customs, geography, and history to bring them life into the present. But more than life itself, this book mirrors the unique ways in which the Filipino woman searches for meaning." World Literature Today noted, "The author, through deep woman-knowledge, makes the stories into one web, weaving events (folkloric, historical, and contemporary) and people through sensibility rather than structure, drawing the reader into the loom of history and fiction, to read all life as one unity.
Download or read book Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard written by Cecilia Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2021-09 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard collects 39 of the Filipina American author's short fiction. The collection includes some of her best short fiction, including stories that deal with fictional Manila and Mexico, Intramuros and Acapulco, Ubec and Cebu.The book has been praised by Brian Ascalon Roley (Author and Professor of English, Miami University) as follows: "Powerful, poignant and engrossing, the Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is an important work by a major writer. Written in a poetic style rich in imagery, her observant eye's subject is both transnational and local, societal and relational in the more personal scale of family, friendship, love. These stories have an oral quality in the best sense of the word, by a master of the form."Selected Short Stories by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard is simultaneously published by PALH (Philippine American Literary House) and the University of Santo Tomas Publishing House.
Download or read book Asian and Philippine Folktales written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by . This book was released on 2022-10-15 with total page 0 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian and Philippine Folktales contains retellings of beloved Asian and Philippine folktales as retold by members of PAWWA (Philippine American Women Writers and Artists), a small group of Filipina writers who had published these stories in two books. This folklore collection includes 25 stories from places such as Laos, Japan, Korea, Sumatra, Vietnam, China, Bali, Indonesia, India, and the Philippines. The book's target audience is 9 and older. The book has black and white illustrations. PAWWA was founded in 1991 by a group of seven Filipina writers in Southern California. It was the first such support group for Filipina women writers.PAWWA's founding members are: Valorie Slaughter Bejarano, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Mariquita Athena Davison, Fe Panalingan Koons, Susan N. Montepio, Cecile Caguingin Ochoa, and Nentuzka C. Villamar. For six years, PAWWA received the highly competitive Multicultural Entry Grant from the California Arts Council (CAC), which PAWWA used to publish newsletters and books. When PAWWA's CAC funding ran out in June 1998, the remaining members of PAWWA decided to move on, and PAWWA was dissolved. PRAISE FOR THE BOOK These stories unlock a storehouse of cultural knowledge - of lessons learned from tapestries of words. Parents, children, and educators and all others who love "old-time stories" will enjoy this collection." Herminia Meñez Coben, Folklorist, Author of Explorations in Philippine Folklore and Verbal Arts in Philippine Indigenous Communities: Poetics, Society, and History. What a wonderful book! I know that when I read them to my grandchildren, I will also be that little girl again, enraptured by my nanny's tales of the characters in these stories. Joselyn Geaga-Rosenthal, LCSW, Licensed Psychotherapist
Download or read book Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater written by Wenying Xu and published by Rowman & Littlefield. This book was released on 2022-08-15 with total page 513 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Historical Dictionary of Asian American Literature and Theater, Second Edition contains a chronology, an introduction, and an extensive bibliography. The dictionary section has more than 700 cross-referenced entries on genres, major terms, and authors.
Download or read book Acapulco at Sunset and Other Stories written by Cecilia Manguerra Brainard and published by PALH. This book was released on 2020-09-19 with total page 162 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: "The stories of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard tell of voyages the heart could have taken, of places haunted by old memories like ghosts lingering under an ancient mango tree, of times seemingly irretrievable but always there at the farthest end of the thread of remembering." Marjorie M. Evasco, Poet "Brainard enriches the conventional understanding of exile by applying the concept to Filipino experience in the Philippines. She is thereby able to show the cultural and social issues that a Filipino/a faces while in exile are universal Filipino experiences." Les Adler for PilipinasThis 2020 US Edition of Cecilia Manguerra Brainard's collection of short fiction, ACAPULCO AT SUNSET AND OTHER STORIES, gathers seventeen enchanting stories grouped into four categories: Long Ago Tales, Stories from the '60s and '70s, Stories from the '90s, and American Tales. In this book, Brainard, a Philippine American author, continues her exploration of her Filipino and Filipino-American immigrant experiences. The collection includes some of her best short stories.This anthology of stories, first published in 1995 in the Philippines, is now presented to an audience familiar with Brainard's subsequent literary work -- the novels she wrote (WHEN THE RAINBOW GODDESS WEPT, MAGDALENA, THE NEWSPAPER WIDOW), the books she edited, including the young adult coming-of-age anthologies GROWING UP FILIPINO: STORIE FOR YOUNG ADULTS and the follow up GROWING UP FILIPINO; and more.. The GROWING UP books are most popular among educators librarians.Brainard is the author and editor of over twenty books of fiction and nonfiction. She is the recipient of several awards including a California Arts Council Fellowship, a Brody Arts Fund Award, and an Outstanding Individual Award from her birth city of Cebu, Philippines. Her work is widely anthologized and has been translated into Finnish and Turkish. Her literary endeavors are considered significant contributions to Filipino, Philippine-American, as well as Asian American literature.Writing for Starweek, Critic-at-large Isagani R. Cruz reviews the book as follows: "In Brainard's stories, Acapulco and Intramuros are the same, and at the same time, completely different places. Dead characters and live characters talk to each other nonchalantly. A young poor boy falls in love with an older rich woman, and by loving her, kills her. Filipinos find their identity in, of course, San Francisco, but not so ordinarily, in Alaska. The green card - actually blue - spells the difference between authenticity and an authentic life, between dreaming and the American dream."In Brainard's stories, the mind does wondrous things: aside from creating an Evil-Thing that makes one do good things, for instance, it may recreate good people that spell the difference between good and evil. It may make characters live in worlds they themselves create, distinct from - often destructive of - the world that has created them. A young girl, for instance, may live for the handsome object of her adolescent fantasies, then so suddenly recognize these fantasies as mere "silly daydreams." A very old woman, saving herself for her one and only love, finally surrenders her virtue - and her life - on her death bed, of course to her one and only, now long dead, love,"
Download or read book The Greenwood Encyclopedia of Asian American Literature [3 volumes] written by Guiyou Huang and published by Bloomsbury Publishing USA. This book was released on 2008-12-30 with total page 1250 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Asian American literature dates back to the close of the 19th century, and during the years following World War II it significantly expanded in volume and diversity. Monumental in scope, this encyclopedia surveys Asian American literature from its origins through 2007. Included are more than 270 alphabetically arranged entries on writers, major works, significant historical events, and important terms and concepts. Thus the encyclopedia gives special attention to the historical, social, cultural, and legal contexts surrounding Asian American literature and central to the Asian American experience. Each entry is written by an expert contributor and cites works for further reading, and the encyclopedia closes with a selected, general bibliography of essential print and electronic resources. While literature students will value this encyclopedia as a guide to writings by Asian Americans, the encyclopedia also supports the social studies curriculum by helping students use literature to learn about Asian American history and culture, as it pertains to writers from a host of Asian ethnic and cultural backgrounds, including Afghans, Chinese, Japanese, Koreans, Filipinos, Iranians, Indians, Vietnamese, Hawaiians, and other Asian Pacific Islanders. The encyclopedia supports the literature curriculum by helping students learn more about Asian American literature. In addition, it supports the social studies curriculum by helping students learn about the Asian American historical and cultural experience.
Download or read book Re-imagining Language and Literature for the 21st Century written by and published by BRILL. This book was released on 2005-01-01 with total page 414 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: In 28 essays selected from the proceedings of the XXII International Congress of FILLM held at Assumption University, Bangkok, scholars and teachers of languages and literatures have noted, bemoaned and analyzed the waning influence of the humanities to varying degrees. They have raised questions, offered solutions and vigorously defended their languages and literatures, often in no uncertain terms - not as a politically correct thing to do, but as a human obligation.The papers presented here are true to the spirit of the Congress from the moment of the keynote address to what followed in a spontaneous outbreak of voices from scholars of more than 70 universities throughout the world. For the first time, in an international congress, scholars have described with great sensitivity many languages and literatures often considered the periphery, in a sincere attempt to understand ‘the other’, thus making a passionate plea for inclusion in the umbrella of the world’s languages and literatures.With contributions by keynote speaker and authority on Comparative Literature Gayatri Spivak, USA and plenary speakers Vridhagiri Ganeshan, India; Roger Sell, Finland; Antoine Compagnon, France; and Chetana Nagavajara, Thailand this volume is of immense interest to scholars and teachers of languages and literatures the world over.
Download or read book The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature written by Rajini Srikanth and published by Cambridge University Press. This book was released on 2015-12-01 with total page pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature presents a comprehensive history of the field, from its origins in the nineteenth century to the present day. It offers an unparalleled examination of all facets of Asian American writing that help readers to understand how authors have sought to make their experiences meaningful. Covering subjects from autobiography and Japanese American internment literature to contemporary drama and social protest performance, this History traces the development of a literary tradition while remaining grounded in current scholarship. It also presents new critical approaches to Asian American literature that will serve the needs of students and specialists alike. Written by leading scholars in the field, The Cambridge History of Asian American Literature will not only engage readers in contemporary debates but also serve as a definitive reference for years to come.
Download or read book Encyclopedia of Asian-American Literature written by Seiwoong Oh and published by Infobase Learning. This book was released on 2015-04-22 with total page 966 pages. Available in PDF, EPUB and Kindle. Book excerpt: Presents a reference on Asian-American literature providing profiles of Asian-American writers and their works.