Contrappasso has a special relationship with the literature of the Philippines through the enthusiasms of our frequent contributor and occasional guest editor Noel King.
Earlier in 2016, we journeyed through the contemporary Filipino literary scene via in-depth reviews of recent books, interviews with key writers, short stories and novel extracts, as well as Noel King’s presentations at the Sixth International Philippine Literature Conference held in Davao, Mindanao on September 20-21, 2015.
Here is a final round-up of all the installments of that special online series. Some pieces had never before appeared in our publication, while others had appeared in earlier issues. The various pieces constitute, in a way, a special virtual 10th issue of Contrappasso.
EDITED BY NOEL KING & MATTHEW ASPREY GEAR
CONTRAPPASSO GOES TO THE PHILIPPINES
Much of My Own Fictional Work Has Dealt With Low Life: An Interview with Jose Dalisay by Noel King
Jose Dalisay and the Marcos Period: An essay by Noel King
Killing Time in ’73: An essay by Jose Dalisay
Killing Time in a Warm Place: An extract from the novel by Jose Dalisay
Smaller and Smaller Circles: An Interview with F. H. Batacan (and Andrea Pasion-Flores) by Noel King
Dear Jesus: A short story
A Letter to Claire Danes from a Fan in Manila
After Douglas Sirk’s Written on the Wind
Twelve Short Takes on Montgomery Clift
Love in Mini-Stops: A short story
Fat Elvis in Kamias: A poem
World Publishing Today by Noel King
Books Beyond Borders by Noel King
Bringing in the Evidence: Mia Alvar’s In the Country: A review by Noel King
A Woman of Mystery, A Femme Fatale: Manila Noir: A review by Noel King
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[Header image: Pasig City by Yacine Petitprez. Image altered. Reproduced under a CC licence.]
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