The Critical Villa: Essays in Literary Criticism
Known as the man who transformed Philippine poetry in English, Jose Garcia Villa established a school of verse that dominated Philippine writing in English in the 1950s and 1960s. He was also a painter, fictionist and philosopher and led a multifaceted artistic life. This anthology compiled and edited by Jonathan Cua introduces an aspect of Villa as a critic, covering his critical essays and annual selections of the best Filipino poems and short stories from 1927 to 1940.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 6 x 9 inches / 364 pages / BW