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Isagani R. Cruz and Friends Festschrift in honor of Isagani R. Cruz , ed. Manila: Anvil Publishing Inc. On the occasion of the launching of The Lovely Bienvenido N.
Cruz possesses three very interesting features of an existence, which friends and foes notice at random, proceed to forget, only to recall them, likewise at random. Since he is a divine provision to me, I made it a point to present those features to you in quantifiable terms, and that is my way of counting my blessings. First, Cruz loves narrative to the hilt. He loves to tell stories inside and outside the classroom, and between genres. Sometimes, I have a feeling that the genre of creative non-fiction is named for him, after him, or in honor of him.
Or at least, it must be in his blood! His controversial statements on Philippine literature and literary history, as to who are major and minor writers, among many other topics, not only sent waves of defamiliarizing shock to members of academe, but foregrounded, as well, a poetic violence to unaccustomed souls. The book we are launching this afternoon is surely a testament to this value of surprise and shock. Way back in , I saw the drafts of this book.
It was cast in the scholarly form of critical theory and literary criticism. The next time I saw it, the manuscript was on its way to fulfilling the prophecy of biography as creative non-fiction. Did I say that? I often thought out loud that, with his gift of mind, he could probably be less tentative and be more grounded. Now, after almost two decades of extensive education in life and theory, I realize I have been wrong.
I consider my earlier views of Cruz as manifestations of my own youthful hubris. After all, I am as vulnerable as any ephebe to what Harold Bloom canonized as the anxiety of influence.
His narratives, his surprises and shocks, his ambiguities, his refusal to be pinned down to a title, a category, a critical position, a genre — these are in fact living embodiments of paradigm shifts in action. He perpetually looks beyond the established, acknowledged horizon of expectations to check out the other, the other other existence of possibilities, and thus, he strains — to the consternation of many — the logic of plausibility. How should we define Isagani R.
Cruz in serious terms? That, friends and foes of Isagani, is what makes Cruz perpetually different and deferential. And that — ladies and gentlemen — is what makes him the lovely Isagani R.
Philippine Political Law - Isagani Cruz
Isagani R. Cruz and Friends Festschrift in honor of Isagani R. Cruz , ed. Manila: Anvil Publishing Inc. On the occasion of the launching of The Lovely Bienvenido N. Cruz possesses three very interesting features of an existence, which friends and foes notice at random, proceed to forget, only to recall them, likewise at random.
Dr. Isagani R. Cruz
This is an online archive of those columns, arranged by date. All the works featured here are the intellectual creation of Justice Isagani A. They are copyrighted in his name and are protected by intellectual property laws. None of these works can be used without the consent of his beneficiaries. Please contact the administrator at candydatu yahoo. Cruz, after whom that street in Sampaloc is named, and Aurora Anzures. He finished his pre-law and freshman law years at the University of the Philippines, then transferred to the MLQ School of Law, where he graduated cum laude in
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