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The Devil Flower

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Lungime: 212 pagini3 ore

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The Devil Flower, first published in 1959, is a novel of life on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Infused with sensuality and drama, the book is a rich portrayal of the cultural traditions, love, tragedy, religion, and violence characterizing Filipino society in the early 20th century.

“Blessed with fresh material and a fresh point of view, this is an impressive first novel. THE DEVIL FLOWER has much of the brooding tragedy of a folk tale, frankly explicite sexual scenes and considerable humor and quiet wit. Mr. Enriquez’ technique—somewhat florid, with many short, vivid episodes—lends his book a movie-like impact... suggests the arrival of a quite exceptional new talent.” -Russel Thacher, Book of the Month

“A skillful and absorbing first novel. Mr. Enriquez writes colorfully, sometimes, perhaps, too lushly, yet clearly brings to life the island ways.” - Gene Bara, Herald Tribune, New York

“On the surface, a lushly sex-conscious, melodramatic novel... but the author has a remarkable gift for revealing human beings—many of them—including Ercelia’s somewhat superstitious parents, the handsome and sexually powerful Don Miguel, Father Anacleto, and (exceedingly well) the three declining beauties... The writing is simple... yet magically presents real people in a real place. Recommended to all interested in Filipino literature and in first novels of genuinely talented authors.” - May L. Barrett, Library Journal
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The Devil Flower

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The Devil Flower

Lungime: 212 pagini3 ore

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The Devil Flower, first published in 1959, is a novel of life on the Philippine island of Mindanao. Infused with sensuality and drama, the book is a rich portrayal of the cultural traditions, love, tragedy, religion, and violence characterizing Filipino society in the early 20th century.

“Blessed with fresh material and a fresh point of view, this is an impressive first novel. THE DEVIL FLOWER has much of the brooding tragedy of a folk tale, frankly explicite sexual scenes and considerable humor and quiet wit. Mr. Enriquez’ technique—somewhat florid, with many short, vivid episodes—lends his book a movie-like impact... suggests the arrival of a quite exceptional new talent.” -Russel Thacher, Book of the Month

“A skillful and absorbing first novel. Mr. Enriquez writes colorfully, sometimes, perhaps, too lushly, yet clearly brings to life the island ways.” - Gene Bara, Herald Tribune, New York

“On the surface, a lushly sex-conscious, melodramatic novel... but the author has a remarkable gift for revealing human beings—many of them—including Ercelia’s somewhat superstitious parents, the handsome and sexually powerful Don Miguel, Father Anacleto, and (exceedingly well) the three declining beauties... The writing is simple... yet magically presents real people in a real place. Recommended to all interested in Filipino literature and in first novels of genuinely talented authors.” - May L. Barrett, Library Journal
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