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Profs praise Nick Joaquin as “Catholic writer”, tackle role of pop culture in PH literature

Profs praise Nick Joaquin as “Catholic writer”, tackle role of pop culture in PH literature

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UNIVERSITY EDUCATORS underscored the influence of religion in the short stories and novels of National Artist for Literature Nick Joaquin during the commemoration of the centennial birth year of the distinguished Filipino writer in English last Feb. 14. Charlson Ong, literature and creative writing professor at the University of the Philippines, said Joaquin’s prose and poetry such as The Legend of the Dying Wanton and The Mass of St. Sylvester were based on Spanish-era Catholic lore. “He was often described as a Catholic writer […] Joaquin minds Christian-inspired myths and legends to underscore theme on the need for a spiritual renaissance,” he said. Joaquin’s novels, poems, and short stories were written in the baroque Spanish-flavored English that explored the Philippine c...