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M. A. Lourdes S. Bautista and Kingsley Bolton

Print publication date: 2008

Print ISBN-13: 9789622099470

Published to Hong Kong Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5790/hongkong/9789622099470.001.0001

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The Filipino novel in English

The Filipino novel in English

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Philippine English

Caroline S. Hau

Hong Kong University Press

This chapter examines the social, ideological, and linguistic contexts within which the Filipino novel in English takes shape. It first looks at the novel as a literary institution by examining the social conditions of its production, circulation, and reception. It then discusses the ideological tenets underpinning the relationship between the novel and the nation. It also addresses the question of English and its fraught position in the Philippine setting and concludes with a discussion of the potentials and limits of the novel.

Keywords:   linguistic contexts, Filipino novel, literary institution, English

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