Paz Márquez-Benítez (–) was a Filipina short-story writer. Contents. 1 Biography; 2 Although she only had one more published short story after ” Dead Stars” entitled “A Night in the Hills,” she made her mark in Philippine literature. Dead Stars. 1. THE AUTHOR: PAZ MARQUEZ BENITEZ – Born in March 3, in Lucena, Quezon – She studied at the University of the. Dead Stars by Paz Marquez-Benitez Alfredo Salazar was betrothed to Esperanza , his girlfriend for four years. The start of their relationship was relatively “warm”.

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I have no idea what it is, but this story has left deqd huge impression on me. Men commit themselves when but half-meaning to do so, sacrificing possible future fullness of ecstasy to the craving for immediate excitement.

She hopes for good things to happen but never implore. Just before Holy Week, Don Julian invited the judge and his family to spend Sunday afternoon at Tanda where he had a coconut plantation marques a house on the beach. But in the end, he found himself merely infatuated view spoiler [ with Julia hide spoiler ] after he deliberately made a decision view spoiler I just learned that “Dead Stars” was the first feminist text in the Philippines.


Paz Márquez-Benítez

A snubcrested belfry stood beside the ancient church. And knowing she made this in that time where women are trying to find their niche in society makes it more wonderful. That being said, I wish I could write like Ms. He listened not so much to what she said as to the nuances in her voice. The story, and the telling of it, will have a challenging time keeping up with marqiez fast-paced, distracting dezd perhaps “idealistic” demands.

Feb 01, Ranee rated it really liked it. They want me to spend Holy Week at home. The story shows the time when girls are modest and give major importance in courtship.

In she founded “Woman’s Home Journal”, the first women’s magazine in the country. What people will say–what will they not say?

Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Whereas The Looking Glass offers a dismal and pessimistic view of taking risks drad how that can play out negatively in the future, Dead Stars seems to beg the question, What if? Is love really worth all the pain? But in the end, he found himself merely infatuated view spoiler [ with Julia hide spoiler ] after he deliberately made a decision view spoiler [ by chosing Esperanza hide spoiler ]. He could not take his eyes from her face. She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar that remains single in her entire life.


Paz Marquez-Benitez (Author of Dead Stars)

How peaceful the town was! Especially loves that are lost because of indecision.

But who’s to say that he wasn’t happy, eight years later? In fact she has influenced many Filipino writers.

Greed–mortgaging the future–forcing the hand of Time, or of Fate. Benitez but with a little less fancy-schmancy synonyms. Discover new books on Goodreads. Why had he obstinately clung to that dream? Sundays are spent having leisure, time for friends and family. Alfredo fantasized about Julia edad when faced with reality, his feelings were not grounded.

Greed, he thought, was what ruined so many. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. Unlike now that people have their own will in choosing their religion and their beliefs. This is one of my favorite short stories, apart from Akutagawa’s In a Grove.

Unlike the object of its protagonist’s affections, its allure has not diminished in the slightest with time.