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World reacts to death of Gabriel Garcia Marquez

A couple takes a photo of a portrait of Colombian Nobel laureate Gabriel Garcia Marquez in front of the Casa de la Moneda Museum in downtown Bogota, Colombia, Thursday, April 17, 2014. Garcia Marquez died in Mexico City on Thursday. The author was among Latin America's most popular writers and widely considered the father of a literary style known as magic realism. (AP Photo/Diana Sanchez)

“A thousand years of loneliness and sadness for the death of the greatest Colombian of all time!” — Colombia President Juan Manuel Santos.

Posted: April 18th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Nobel writer Garcia Marquez hospitalized in Mexico

Gabriel Garcia Marquez AP FILE PHOTO

Colombia’s Nobel-winning writer Gabriel Garcia Marquez, the 87-year-old author of “One Hundred Years of Solitude,” was hospitalized Thursday for undisclosed reasons in Mexico City, a health ministry official said.

Posted: April 4th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Gabriel Beato Francisco

Today, March 18, is the 164th birth anniversary of Tagalog novelist Gabriel Beato Francisco. Born in Sampaloc, Manila, in 1850, Francisco is the author of the first published Tagalog novel titled “Cababalaghan ni P. Bravo” which was serialized in “Ang Kapatid ng Bayan” in 1899. He died on Dec. 19, 1935.—Marielle Medina, Inquirer Research

Posted: March 18th, 2014 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Rich Pampanga literature buried by Pinatubo’s wrath

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CLOUDS of volcanic ash from Mt. Pinatubo chase vans of photographers in this file photo of the eruption in June 1991. The debris spewed out by Pinatubo buried communities and cultural treasures in Central Luzon region.INQUIRER PHOTO

Volcanic sediments that rains washed down from the slopes of Mt. Pinatubo in 1995 buried not only Pampanga’s Bacolor town, the former Philippine capital, but also several of its literary treasures.

Posted: March 12th, 2014 in Headlines,Photos & Videos,Regions | Read More »

Russian poetry lover kills prose lover in literary dispute

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A dispute between two Russians over the respective merits of poetry and prose ended up with one of them, a former teacher, stabbing his friend to death, investigators said Wednesday.

Posted: January 30th, 2014 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

Did you know: Hermenegildo Cruz

Labor leader and writer Hermenegildo Cruz was born on Dec. 31, 1880, in Binondo, Manila. A founding member of Union Obrera Democratica, he also became a member of the Philippine Assembly and director of the Bureau of Labor in 1924. One of his famous works includes “Kung Sino ang Kumatha ng Florante” (On Who Authored [...]

Posted: December 31st, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Couple brings stories to remote villages

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REY BUFI reads a story to Dumagat children in Purok Tayabasan in Antipolo City. 
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Although he himself was not fond of books, 30-year-old Rey Bufi came to realize that things could be a whole lot better if every child knew how to read.

Posted: October 23rd, 2013 in Featured Gallery,Headlines,Regions | Read More »

More literary gems of Carcar

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The 4th and 5th Carcar Lecture Series held on June 1 and July 6 at the Audio Visual Room of St. Catherine’s College respectively unearthed more gems of Carcar’s literary heritage. Featured writers in the 4th Carcar Lecture Series were Brigido B. Alfar and Galileo Varga and in the 5th Lecture Series were Vicente A. Alcover and Vicente B. Alcoseba.

Posted: July 21st, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Did you know

The late Fernando Ma. Guerrero, who was born 140 years ago today (May 30), was called the “Prince of Philippine Lyric Poetry.” The representative of the southern district of Manila to the first Philippine Assembly, Guerrero also came from a family of talented artists. He was the son of renowned painter Lorenzo Guerrero, brother of writer Manuel Guerrero, nephew of poet laureate Corinta Ramirez, and uncle of playwright-director Wilfrido Ma. Guerrero, and essayists and fictionists Leon Ma. Guerrero III and Carmen Guerrero-Nakpil. Schatzi Quodala, Inquirer Research

Posted: May 29th, 2013 in Headlines,Metro | Read More »

Palanca Awards accepts entries

Now on its 63rd year, the country’s premier and longest-running literary contest, the Carlos Palanca Memorial Awards for Literature is again opening its doors to both amateur and seasoned writers who wish to showcase their talent.

Posted: March 19th, 2013 in CDN - Community,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

64 young authors make it to pages of ‘Young Blood 4’

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The selection process was described as “brutal,” “dramatic and strict,” but in the end, 64 young authors made it to the pages of the Philippine Daily Inquirer’s fourth and latest volume of “Young Blood.”

Posted: January 29th, 2013 in Editors' Picks,Featured Gallery,Headlines,Latest News Stories,Nation,Nation,Photos & Videos | Read More »

I am

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To speak from the soul you would have to speak with the pronoun I. Philosopher Rene Descartes wrote, “Cogito ergo sum.” I think therefore I am. Emmanuel Kant presumes I is where the soul resides. Much has been written about the soul. Soul is an idea which goes by many names: spirit, psyche, anima, the [...]

Posted: January 23rd, 2013 in CDN - Opinion,Cebu Daily News | Read More »

Mo Yan Nobel lecture derided by China dissidents

The 2012 Nobel Literature Prize laureate, Mo Yan of China speaks during the traditional Nobel lecture Friday Dec. 7, 2012 at the Royal Swedish Academy in Stockholm, Sweden. AP

Nobel literature laureate Mo Yan was assailed Saturday in the Chinese dissident community as a “prostitute” following his Nobel lecture, but the speech was acclaimed in the communist state’s media.

Posted: December 8th, 2012 in Latest News Stories,World | Read More »

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