The Eye of the Fish
Format: Paperback / softback
Normal Price: $30.35
Your Price: $27.32 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $3.04! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.37 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available, ships in 8-11 days
Eye of the Fish
Book DescriptionThe first of Luis H. Francia's books of non-fiction to be published in the United States, The Eye of the Fish paints a vivid and detailed portrait of the terror, beauty and insistent humanity of the Philippines of today. Cross-cutting between Francia's recollections of the Philippines of his youth and accounts of his travels through the archipelago over the past two decades, The Eye of the Fish takes us the length of the nation: from Batanes in the north to the Muslim Jolo and Marawi regions of the south, and from the rugged mountain hideaways of revolutionary freedom fighters to the well-appointed salons of the political and cultural elite. Painters and priests, island shamans and small-town politicians, cultists, feminists and infamous first ladies all make an appearance in this imaginative and idiosyncratic exploration of 'home.' Through their stories, and through his own memories of estrangement and acceptance in the Philippines and in the U.S., Francia reflects on the hybridity that is simultaneously the burden and the benediction of the Philippines--and of his own mestizo self. LUIS H. FRANCIA 's nonfiction works include the memoir Eye of the Fish: A Personal Archipelago , winner of both the 2002 Open Book Award and the 2002 Asian American Writers award, and Memories of Overdevelopment: Reviews and Essays of Two Decades . His A History of the Philippines: From Indios Bravos to Filipinos was published in 2010. He is in the Library of America's Becoming Americans: Four Centuries of Immigrant Writing . He is the editor of Brown River, White Ocean: A Twentieth Century Anthology of Philippine Literature in English , and co-editor of Vestiges of War: The Philippine-American War and the Aftermath of an Imperial Dream , 1899-1999, as well as the literary anthology, Flippin': Filipinos on America . His latest collection of nonfiction, RE: Reflections, Reviews, and Recollections , is being published by the University of Santo Thomas and will be released in 2014.Among his poetry collections are The Arctic Archipelago and Other Poems, Museum of Absences , and The Beauty of Ghosts . His poems have been included in numerous journals and anthologies, the latter including Returning a Borrowed Tongue, Language for a New Century, Field of Mirrors , and Love Rise Up! The University of the Philippines Press is publishing his next volume of poems, Tattered Boat , due out in the spring of 2014.In September 2012 Bindlestiff Studio in San Francisco gave his first full-length play The Strange Case of Citizen de la Cruz its world premiere.He has been a regular contributor to The Village Voice and The Nation , and was the New York correspondent for Asiaweek and The Far Eastern Economic Review . He teaches at New York University and Hunter College. He teaches creative writing at the City University of Hong Kong and writes an online column, "The Artist Abroad," for Manila's Philippine Daily Inquirer .
Buy Eye of the Fish book by from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.
Book DetailsISBN: 9781885030313
Paperback / softback
(229mm x 155mm x 25mm)
Imprint: Muae Publishing
Publisher: Muae Publishing
Publish Date: 2-Feb-2001
Country of Publication: United States
» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Eye of the Fish book by and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)
Bestselling Books: Our Current Bestsellers | Australia's Hottest 1000 Books | Bestselling Fiction | Bestselling Crime Mysteries and Thrillers | Bestselling Non Fiction Books | Bestselling Sport Books | Bestselling Gardening and Handicrafts Books | Bestselling Biographies | Bestselling Food and Drink | Bestselling History | Bestselling Travel Books | Bestselling School Textbooks & Study Guides | Bestselling Children's General Non-Fiction | Bestselling Young Adult Fiction | Bestselling Children's Fiction | Bestselling Picture Books | Top 100 US Bestsellers
Phone: 1300 36 33 32 (9am-5pm Mon-Fri AEST) - International: +61 2 9960 7998 - Online Form
Address: Boomerang Books, 878 Military Road, Mosman Junction, NSW, 2088
© 2003-2017. All Rights Reserved. Eclipse Commerce Pty Ltd - ACN: 122 110 687 - ABN: 49 122 110 687
For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.