Stories From Another Time
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"The comparatively unassuming or inadequate among these seventeen stories of Benjamin Bautista are either on a par with or more appealing and admirable than the best stories of such celebrated writers as Alejandro Roces, Francisco Arcellana and Francisco Jose. All this should be evident and revelatory to everybody who reads, now that this collection of short stories had been published — an enterprise and event deferred all these years for reasons of pride, modesty or the stock exchange (though Bautista may well have done Filipino literature a singular service: the withdrawal or absence of such marvelous excellence for so long on the scene could have encouraged writers of his generation and some of their seniors to carry on and strive for their own literary perches above the throng). These Filipino “stories from another time” are among the finest ever written in the world of the short story." — Gregorio Brillantes
BENJAMIN BAUTISTA was born in Manila. He completed his preparatory and undergraduate studies at the Ateneo de Manila where he graduated with Honors and the Mulry Award for literary excellence. He earned a Foreign Exchange scholarship to the University of Washington where he obtained a Master of Arts degree. His short stories have appeared in national publications and received critical recognition. Several have won prizes in prestigious literary competitions (such as the Free Press, Focus, and Palanca Awards) and are included in anthologies of Philippine writing. Prior to his retirement, he pursued a career in business and management. He and his wife live in New Manila, Quezon City. They have two daughters and a grandson.
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