Conversion & other fictions

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Charlson L Ong resident fellow of the Institute of Creative Writing and fictionistscriptwritersinger extraordinaire was born on July He obtained an AB in Psychology from the University of the Philippines in and currently teaches literature and creative writing under UP's Department of English and Comparative Literature He has joined several writers' workshops here and abro.

Conversion & other fictions PDF/EPUB Å Conversion
  • 103 pages
  • Conversion & other fictions
  • Charlson Ong
  • English
  • 07 December 2016
  • 9789712704765

10 thoughts on “Conversion & other fictions

  1. Sasha Martinez says:

    It’s Man Territory in Sir Charlson’s 1996 collection–father and son relationships failed or struggling marriages lost brothers and lost sons growing up in multicultured Philippines And cars Lots and lots of cars and car references that point at YayHeartwarmingMachoIn “Reprieve” we join a father and a son on a hunting trip where heartaches and simmering tempers set the stage for tense er hunting In “Fixing a Flat” we tag along to a meeting between our narrator the wife who wants their marriage annulled and the new man in her life Oh dissatisfaction Oh the What Could Have Beens “Widow” feels like an allegory for the Marcos era particularly Marcos’ death and that might just be me but I don’t care It was lush and creepy and I loved it Another non 90s setting was “The Season of Ten Thousand Noses” about Manila in the 1700s and the boat that well brought in ten thousand noses “Love Me Tender” is a reworking of the I Just Saw Elvis trope and that was fun And surprisingly tender HehIt’s a cool collection Written for 90s Manila and its fringes for different periods in Philippine history for the potluck of nationalities and cultures we’ve crossed paths with Also there’s a charming terseness to the stories A hard to pin down feeling of awkwardness to men who should be self possessed or to boys who should’ve had their first influx of confidence and arrogance That’s why it’ll be stupid to dismiss this as Man Fiction–there’s a depth to the scenes gritty and dirty as they may originally appear to be In “Love Me Tender” a dinghy bar has the potential to be the setting for great redemption In “Downshift” what may seem to be your grieving father story hints at darker themes Those moments in the stories catch you off guard One moment you’re sitting through instructions for downshifting or burning paper money or buying ladies drinks at a bar–and then a turn of the phrase and BAM epipha tree heavenThere’s Traditional Philippine Short Fiction feel to all this that sounds offensive haha–I’ve tried to explain this at length but I just can’t right now; at the moment I am content to let it be you gotta know it to get it Just Well Augh Hahaha The familiar feel to the voice and the mood actually wants to make me write short stories Eventually I like best stories that make me want to write I think those are the best stories to readA lot of people should read Charlson Ong A lot Get on it people

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