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Cracked Mirror Cracked Mirror is about a man, Delfin Olivar, whose life revolved around the family s mango orchards, plantations and so many other businesses that he failed to live the kind of life that he would ve loved to live This may have spoilers Read at your own risk DIntroEdilberto K Tiempo s ProfileFiction writer and literary critic Edilberto Tiempo was born in 1913 He obtained his M.F.A from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D in English from the University of Denver In addition to having been a Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellow, Ed Tiempo, alongside wife Edith L Tiempo, spent around four years studying literature and creative writing in the Iowa Writers Workshop Upon returning to the Philippines in 19 This may have spoilers Read at your own risk DIntroEdilberto K Tiempo s ProfileFiction writer and literary critic Edilberto Tiempo was born in 1913 He obtained his M.F.A from the University of Iowa and his Ph.D in English from the University of Denver In addition to having been a Guggenheim and Rockefeller fellow, Ed Tiempo, alongside wife Edith L Tiempo, spent around four years studying literature and creative writing in the Iowa Writers Workshop Upon returning to the Philippines in 1962, the Tiempos founded the Silliman National Writers Workshop after the objectives of the Iowa writers clinic The annual writing workshop in Dumaguete City is the longest running in Asia.In the 1960s he taught in two American schools, but it was the Silliman University which Tiempo chose as his base, serving as department chair, graduate school dean, vice president for academic affairs, and writer in residence He reaped numerous honors for his writing, among them the Cultural Center of the Philippines Prize, Palanca Awards, the National Book Award, and a prize in the U.P Golden Anniversary Literary Contest.reference panitikan.com.phCracked MirrorIf you will read Finalities A Novelette and Five Short Stories you will came across a short story entitled Cracked Wall this short story was the first chapters of this novel Cracked Mirror.This novel was about a young man or maybe a young man on his late 20 s named Delf, short for Delfin who once saw a girl coming out from PWU calling a taxi cab who resembled his late sister Arceli while he was on the opposite side of the traffic lane and inside a bus The story is almost all about Delfin, the big business his father left him, his love and lost relationship with Tessie and his struggles to meet the girl who he saw that resembles his late little sister When he was in his mission to search for Ellen the girl Delf saw calling a taxi cab he was accompanied by Tessie, a girl who wore an over sized glasses whom he met when he turn to the admin of AIM for help.And later on Tessie and Delf was in love but Delf not knowingly took it for granted and Tessie left the next thing Delf knew was Tessie was already married It was love and lost but Delf turn his attention to his business Later on Tessie died and Tessie confess to his husband the truth about their child, it was Delf s son He only wish he knew.Now Tessie was dead, Ellen is now his love interest, and now he decided not to make the same mistake again After Ellen got her Bachelors Degree in Music, he proposed to her and he told her the truth, about Tessie, about his son and about how he would not make the same mistake he did before and he wants to make sure of this, but Ellen refuses, she decided to continue his academic dream of pursuing his Music studies abroad He could not tell her how much he loved her, how much he feels for her and this was also the reason why he lost Tessie I could tell EK Tiempo could write indeed he is a good one, he could write in the way you almost see things he describe, like what I ve on my other review about his book, he is a very descriptive writer But I think this novel was inferior to his More Than Conquerors Wala lang Last week I saw one of his novel To Be Freein a small Christmas bazaar at Diliman, it was prized at 100 pesos, to expensive for such an old book I will just try to read this one at Pasig City Library wala

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