May Day Eve and Other Stories Epub à Eve and Epub

May Day Eve and Other Stories Epub à Eve and Epub

May Day Eve and Other Stories [BOOKS] ✯ May Day Eve and Other Stories ✹ Nick Joaquín – Capitalsoftworks.co.uk May Day Eve and Other Stories is a quintet of unsettling tales of mystery, religious zeal, and passion It features the title story May Day Eve as well as Three Generations, Do a Jeronima, The Legend o May Day Eve and Other Eve and Epub Ü Stories is a quintet of unsettling tales of mystery, religious zeal, and passion It features the title story May Day Eve as well as Three Generations, Do a Jeronima, May Day PDF/EPUB or The Legend of the Dying Wanton, and Guardia de Honor Set during the Spanish colonial period, these narratives tap into the qualities of magic realism, romance, and historical fiction, as only the master Nick Joaquin Day Eve and PDF/EPUB ✓ can.


10 thoughts on “May Day Eve and Other Stories

  1. Airiz Airiz says:

    Pareng Nick is a frequent companion of mine when I was in high school I remembered burying my nose in a dog eared copy of Manila, My Manila and staying in the library after classes just to search for his anthologies It s been ages since I last sat down and binge on some of his works, so the roundhouse kick of nostalgia that greeted me at the bookstore when I saw May Day Eve and Other Stories is only expected Needless to say, I relented to the sudden irresistible urge to pick it up I fini Pareng Nick is a frequent companion of mine when I was in high school I remembered burying my nose in a dog eared copy of Manila, My Manila and staying in the library after classes just to search for his anthologies It s been ages since I last sat down and binge on some of his works, so the roundhouse kick of nostalgia that greeted me at the bookstore when I saw May Day Eve and Other Stories is only expected Needless to say, I relented to the sudden irresistible urge to pick it up I finished reading half the book in the bookstore, but I bought it and another Joaquin anthology anyway I suddenly felt like my shelf would be incomplete without it.May Day Eve is still my favorite story Despite having read it for perhaps the hundredth time, it still doesn t fail to make me tremble from the knee buckling blow of regrets in life and love that the characters experienced Joaquin s magic mainly lies in the subtle unfolding of events, in a gentle whisper of epiphany that crescendoes into a howl of tragedy by the end The story revolves around the European educated Badoy Montiya and the feisty, liberated Agueda as they let one superstitious moment in May Day Eve be the driver of their lives, leading into a disintegrating marriage Agueda is my kind of female protagonist, for the most obvious of reasons she s the readers little window to Joaquin s feministic streak that ispronounced in his other story The Summer Solstice Great realizations often come when it s too late the bitter sweetness of this lesson lasts in the final moments of the story, wherein the characters took in that they did love each other after all, even if subconsciously.The other stories are just as enchanting Three Generations can be considered a little portrait of a family in a patriarchal society, focusing on the three men of each step of generation Do a Jeronima reads like a classic Filipino legend about love, repentance, forgiveness, and piety The Legend of the Dying Wanton teems with harrowing scenes of death as well as the beautiful images of freeing yourself from yourself Guardia de Honor is a mystifying tale about love, destiny, and chances I just love how in each story, there is one character that represents rebellion in his her own way.Five stars for an amazing read


  2. Bianca Sy Bianca Sy says:

    1847 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHim whose womanI will be. 1890 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHer whose loverI will be. I thought it was something like Snow White when I saw the chant and haven t started yet.I thought it was something like a Cinderella story when I started reading the very first part.I thought it was something like the story of Bloddy Mary when I read the part of Anastasia s instructions.And I thought it s a horror story but it wasn t, really.It s about love.It s about testing an id 1847 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHim whose womanI will be. 1890 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHer whose loverI will be. I thought it was something like Snow White when I saw the chant and haven t started yet.I thought it was something like a Cinderella story when I started reading the very first part.I thought it was something like the story of Bloddy Mary when I read the part of Anastasia s instructions.And I thought it s a horror story but it wasn t, really.It s about love.It s about testing an idea that you shouldn t believe in.And this story is like about removing the challenge of your own future.


  3. Aloysiusi Lionel Aloysiusi Lionel says:

    In his lifetime, Dahling Nick set the bar in stylizing prose, and this bar demanded that every writer had to listen to, and learn from, the sense, rhythm and power of all his prose I have read some of his widely published reportages, and reading his popular works in fiction made me conclude that he is the best Filipino writer in English, in a language he wrote with the melisma of Spanish, in a language he beautifully captured by pen or typewriter The cadence of each line must be the intensity In his lifetime, Dahling Nick set the bar in stylizing prose, and this bar demanded that every writer had to listen to, and learn from, the sense, rhythm and power of all his prose I have read some of his widely published reportages, and reading his popular works in fiction made me conclude that he is the best Filipino writer in English, in a language he wrote with the melisma of Spanish, in a language he beautifully captured by pen or typewriter The cadence of each line must be the intensity of each click and throb This knack of Nick must soar to the heights and dive to the vortexes of the reader s imagination Particularly in this volume, the great man showcased how he devised a colonial tongue to portray the years gone by when the townsfolk were fascinated by apparitions, monstrosities and lovers turned legends Among the five stories here, Do a Jeronima and Legend of the Dying Wanton are my personal favorites, for both are fused with sophisticated prose which could not be toppled down nor pinched and touched by all recently published stories combined Then I discovered, not too late this time, that most of the emerging and acclaimed fictionists today are undoubtedly inspired by his storytelling techniques What a gift of words, to effortless fathom causes, consequences, pain, suffering And this humbled capsule review will never suffice the reviewer s vicarious effort to emulate


  4. Pyangee lariosa Pyangee lariosa says:

    a brilliant author who created this great literary piece told us to never force love, that a love will never work if it has only passion and infatuation the irony of how aguenda told her story to her daughter about a devil she saw in the mirror wherein deep inside labeled him as her husband and how her husband told his grandson he also saw a witch in the mirror which also portrays his wife regrets came when he finally realize he forgotten he fell in love with his wife tragic ending, not becau a brilliant author who created this great literary piece told us to never force love, that a love will never work if it has only passion and infatuation the irony of how aguenda told her story to her daughter about a devil she saw in the mirror wherein deep inside labeled him as her husband and how her husband told his grandson he also saw a witch in the mirror which also portrays his wife regrets came when he finally realize he forgotten he fell in love with his wife tragic ending, not because they bitterly hated each other and their marriage but rather the tragic ending of how they never realize they both fell in love in the first place


  5. guiltlessreader guiltlessreader says:

    I felt homesick reading this Nothing compares to reading a book written by an author coming from your own country, from your own realities Obvious really, but I didn t really realize it until I finished this Full review on my blog Guiltless Reading I felt homesick reading this Nothing compares to reading a book written by an author coming from your own country, from your own realities Obvious really, but I didn t really realize it until I finished this Full review on my blog Guiltless Reading


  6. Gieliza Gieliza says:

    4 stars An excellent collection of tales interweaving history, legend and magic.


  7. Krizia Anna Krizia Anna says:

    It was a short and nice story about bitterness, passion and regret.


  8. Eloisa Clarisse Eusuya Eloisa Clarisse Eusuya says:

    But maybe we do not want to be loved and respected but to be adored feels


  9. booklady booklady says:

    Enbrethiliel over at Shredded Cheddar threw this into the mix as well G K C., Flannery, move over She says these are some goooood short stories Thanks a second time Enbrethiliel over at Shredded Cheddar threw this into the mix as well G K C., Flannery, move over She says these are some goooood short stories Thanks a second time


  10. Jomar De leon Jomar De leon says:

    Magic, miracles, curses and vision the blend of mysticism set alternately during the Spanish and modern era gives a unique look on Philippine culture.


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10 thoughts on “May Day Eve and Other Stories

  1. Airiz Airiz says:

    Pareng Nick is a frequent companion of mine when I was in high school I remembered burying my nose in a dog eared copy of Manila, My Manila and staying in the library after classes just to search for his anthologies It s been ages since I last sat down and binge on some of his works, so the roundhouse kick of nostalgia that greeted me at the bookstore when I saw May Day Eve and Other Stories is only expected Needless to say, I relented to the sudden irresistible urge to pick it up I fini Pareng Nick is a frequent companion of mine when I was in high school I remembered burying my nose in a dog eared copy of Manila, My Manila and staying in the library after classes just to search for his anthologies It s been ages since I last sat down and binge on some of his works, so the roundhouse kick of nostalgia that greeted me at the bookstore when I saw May Day Eve and Other Stories is only expected Needless to say, I relented to the sudden irresistible urge to pick it up I finished reading half the book in the bookstore, but I bought it and another Joaquin anthology anyway I suddenly felt like my shelf would be incomplete without it.May Day Eve is still my favorite story Despite having read it for perhaps the hundredth time, it still doesn t fail to make me tremble from the knee buckling blow of regrets in life and love that the characters experienced Joaquin s magic mainly lies in the subtle unfolding of events, in a gentle whisper of epiphany that crescendoes into a howl of tragedy by the end The story revolves around the European educated Badoy Montiya and the feisty, liberated Agueda as they let one superstitious moment in May Day Eve be the driver of their lives, leading into a disintegrating marriage Agueda is my kind of female protagonist, for the most obvious of reasons she s the readers little window to Joaquin s feministic streak that ispronounced in his other story The Summer Solstice Great realizations often come when it s too late the bitter sweetness of this lesson lasts in the final moments of the story, wherein the characters took in that they did love each other after all, even if subconsciously.The other stories are just as enchanting Three Generations can be considered a little portrait of a family in a patriarchal society, focusing on the three men of each step of generation Do a Jeronima reads like a classic Filipino legend about love, repentance, forgiveness, and piety The Legend of the Dying Wanton teems with harrowing scenes of death as well as the beautiful images of freeing yourself from yourself Guardia de Honor is a mystifying tale about love, destiny, and chances I just love how in each story, there is one character that represents rebellion in his her own way.Five stars for an amazing read

  2. Bianca Sy Bianca Sy says:

    1847 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHim whose womanI will be. 1890 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHer whose loverI will be. I thought it was something like Snow White when I saw the chant and haven t started yet.I thought it was something like a Cinderella story when I started reading the very first part.I thought it was something like the story of Bloddy Mary when I read the part of Anastasia s instructions.And I thought it s a horror story but it wasn t, really.It s about love.It s about testing an id 1847 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHim whose womanI will be. 1890 Mirror, mirror,Show to meHer whose loverI will be. I thought it was something like Snow White when I saw the chant and haven t started yet.I thought it was something like a Cinderella story when I started reading the very first part.I thought it was something like the story of Bloddy Mary when I read the part of Anastasia s instructions.And I thought it s a horror story but it wasn t, really.It s about love.It s about testing an idea that you shouldn t believe in.And this story is like about removing the challenge of your own future.

  3. Aloysiusi Lionel Aloysiusi Lionel says:

    In his lifetime, Dahling Nick set the bar in stylizing prose, and this bar demanded that every writer had to listen to, and learn from, the sense, rhythm and power of all his prose I have read some of his widely published reportages, and reading his popular works in fiction made me conclude that he is the best Filipino writer in English, in a language he wrote with the melisma of Spanish, in a language he beautifully captured by pen or typewriter The cadence of each line must be the intensity In his lifetime, Dahling Nick set the bar in stylizing prose, and this bar demanded that every writer had to listen to, and learn from, the sense, rhythm and power of all his prose I have read some of his widely published reportages, and reading his popular works in fiction made me conclude that he is the best Filipino writer in English, in a language he wrote with the melisma of Spanish, in a language he beautifully captured by pen or typewriter The cadence of each line must be the intensity of each click and throb This knack of Nick must soar to the heights and dive to the vortexes of the reader s imagination Particularly in this volume, the great man showcased how he devised a colonial tongue to portray the years gone by when the townsfolk were fascinated by apparitions, monstrosities and lovers turned legends Among the five stories here, Do a Jeronima and Legend of the Dying Wanton are my personal favorites, for both are fused with sophisticated prose which could not be toppled down nor pinched and touched by all recently published stories combined Then I discovered, not too late this time, that most of the emerging and acclaimed fictionists today are undoubtedly inspired by his storytelling techniques What a gift of words, to effortless fathom causes, consequences, pain, suffering And this humbled capsule review will never suffice the reviewer s vicarious effort to emulate

  4. Pyangee lariosa Pyangee lariosa says:

    a brilliant author who created this great literary piece told us to never force love, that a love will never work if it has only passion and infatuation the irony of how aguenda told her story to her daughter about a devil she saw in the mirror wherein deep inside labeled him as her husband and how her husband told his grandson he also saw a witch in the mirror which also portrays his wife regrets came when he finally realize he forgotten he fell in love with his wife tragic ending, not becau a brilliant author who created this great literary piece told us to never force love, that a love will never work if it has only passion and infatuation the irony of how aguenda told her story to her daughter about a devil she saw in the mirror wherein deep inside labeled him as her husband and how her husband told his grandson he also saw a witch in the mirror which also portrays his wife regrets came when he finally realize he forgotten he fell in love with his wife tragic ending, not because they bitterly hated each other and their marriage but rather the tragic ending of how they never realize they both fell in love in the first place

  5. guiltlessreader guiltlessreader says:

    I felt homesick reading this Nothing compares to reading a book written by an author coming from your own country, from your own realities Obvious really, but I didn t really realize it until I finished this Full review on my blog Guiltless Reading I felt homesick reading this Nothing compares to reading a book written by an author coming from your own country, from your own realities Obvious really, but I didn t really realize it until I finished this Full review on my blog Guiltless Reading

  6. Gieliza Gieliza says:

    4 stars An excellent collection of tales interweaving history, legend and magic.

  7. Krizia Anna Krizia Anna says:

    It was a short and nice story about bitterness, passion and regret.

  8. Eloisa Clarisse Eusuya Eloisa Clarisse Eusuya says:

    But maybe we do not want to be loved and respected but to be adored feels

  9. booklady booklady says:

    Enbrethiliel over at Shredded Cheddar threw this into the mix as well G K C., Flannery, move over She says these are some goooood short stories Thanks a second time Enbrethiliel over at Shredded Cheddar threw this into the mix as well G K C., Flannery, move over She says these are some goooood short stories Thanks a second time

  10. Jomar De leon Jomar De leon says:

    Magic, miracles, curses and vision the blend of mysticism set alternately during the Spanish and modern era gives a unique look on Philippine culture.

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