The Epics (Philippine Folk Literature, Vol. 8)

ISBN9789715422949
PublisherUniversity of the Philippines Press
PublishedJanuary 1, 1900
Pages659
AuthorDamiana Eugenio
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.8 Kg.
Height8.8 in.
Width5.9 in.
Depth1.4 in.

The Epics (Philippine Folk Literature, Vol. 8)

Damiana Eugenio

PAPERBACK

January 1, 1900

Philippine Folk Literature: The Epics presents 23 folk epics collected from some 14 ethnolinguistic groups in the country. This is the eighth volume being added to the original 7-volume Philippine Folk Literature Series.

Folk epics are long heroic narratives in verse which recount the adventures of tribal heroes and in the process express the customs, beliefs, and ideals of the people who sing them.

The introductory essay, "The Philippine Folk Epic," gives a detailed discussion of the features and characteristics of Philippine folk epics―their geographic distribution; epic singing and singers; the epic hero, his adventures and his outstanding qualities; epic conventions; dominant motifs; and the customs, beliefs, and values expressed in them.

The epics are arranged in geographic order from north to south, starting with Lam-ang(Northern. Luzon), then to Labaw Donggon (Visayas), and on to Mindanao, w the greatest number of our folk epics come from (Tuwaang, Agyu, Bantugan, etc.).

A distinctive feature of Philippine epic literature is that while other countries have one national epic hero, e.g., England's Beowulf, Spain’s El Cid, etc., the Philippines has no national epic hero but more than a dozen tribal epic heroes.

This volume thus gives the reader an opportunity to get acquainted with these folk epic heroes and the values and ideals they stand for.

As in the other volumes in the Philippine Folk Literature Series , the selections are given in English translation, but a sampling of the text in the original language is given at the beginning of each selection.

Buy The Epics (Philippine Folk Literature, Vol. 8) by Damiana L. Eugenio at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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Damiana Eugenio

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ISBN9789715422949
PublisherUniversity of the Philippines Press
PublishedJanuary 1, 1900
Pages659
AuthorDamiana Eugenio
FormatPAPERBACK
Weight0.8 Kg.
Height8.8 in.
Width5.9 in.
Depth1.4 in.

Synopsis

Philippine Folk Literature: The Epics presents 23 folk epics collected from some 14 ethnolinguistic groups in the country. This is the eighth volume being added to the original 7-volume Philippine Folk Literature Series.

Folk epics are long heroic narratives in verse which recount the adventures of tribal heroes and in the process express the customs, beliefs, and ideals of the people who sing them.

The introductory essay, "The Philippine Folk Epic," gives a detailed discussion of the features and characteristics of Philippine folk epics―their geographic distribution; epic singing and singers; the epic hero, his adventures and his outstanding qualities; epic conventions; dominant motifs; and the customs, beliefs, and values expressed in them.

The epics are arranged in geographic order from north to south, starting with Lam-ang(Northern. Luzon), then to Labaw Donggon (Visayas), and on to Mindanao, w the greatest number of our folk epics come from (Tuwaang, Agyu, Bantugan, etc.).

A distinctive feature of Philippine epic literature is that while other countries have one national epic hero, e.g., England's Beowulf, Spain’s El Cid, etc., the Philippines has no national epic hero but more than a dozen tribal epic heroes.

This volume thus gives the reader an opportunity to get acquainted with these folk epic heroes and the values and ideals they stand for.

As in the other volumes in the Philippine Folk Literature Series , the selections are given in English translation, but a sampling of the text in the original language is given at the beginning of each selection.

Buy The Epics (Philippine Folk Literature, Vol. 8) by Damiana L. Eugenio at Fully Booked online and at Fully Booked branches in the Philippines.

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