October 6, 2020

Dead Stars. 1. THE AUTHOR: PAZ MARQUEZ BENITEZ – Born in March 3, in Lucena, Quezon – She studied at the University of the. I uploaded this for course purposes, to have it read in my phone rather printing it. I am pretty sure this is the original one, not summary with all its gramm. 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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Few certainly would credit Alfredo Salazar with hot blood. 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 ].

His heart beat and people around him as remote and alien, as faster as he picked his way to shore over the rafts incidents that did not matter. The story is mainly about three people: It is about the things we lose when we farewell our youth – and about discovering with age that the shreds of the past that we cling to were never wholly real in the first place. Somehow or other, he had known that he would find http: From maybe a recurrent awareness of irreplaceability.

That Julia, she’s bad news. Crap, I’m not into vocabulary lately but Marquz got a mouthful of it from Dead Stars. I have returned to it a few times over the years as well.


Or was the loss his?

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He has not had another love affair that I know of,” she said with good-natured contempt. This is the short story that gave birth to modern Philippine writing in English. We walk into the light and let the blinding illumination penetrate our minds and create illusions that we indulge with no doubt. The beloved woman, he standing close to her, the shadows around, enfolding. New beginnings for the coming change. At home, in church, on the street, she was always herself, a woman past first bloom, light and clear of complexion, spare of arms and of breast, with a slight convexity to thin throat; a woman dressed with self-conscious care, even elegance; a woman distinctly not average.

Irrelevant trifles–a cool wind on his forehead, far-away sounds as of voices in a dream–at times moved him to an oddly irresistible impulse to listen as to an insistent, unfinished prayer. His heart beat faster as he picked his way to shore over the rafts made fast to sundry piles driven into the water.

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Here were her footsteps, narrow, arched. Faithfulness, he reflected, was not a conscious effort at regretful memory.

Benitez but with a little less fancy-schmancy synonyms. The house was low and the light in the sala behind her threw her head into unmistakable relief. Pqz courtesy of NASA. She had the same eyebrows and lips, but she was much darker, of a smooth rich brown with underlying tones of crimson which heightened the impression she gave of abounding vitality.


Dead Stars is We had to read Dead Stars for a writing class in college. A girl was coming down the line–a girl that was striking, and vividly alive, the woman that could cause violent commotion in his heart, yet had no place in ded completed ordering of his life. Living with a man to whom she is not married–is that it? So all these years–since when?

On the outskirts the evening smudges glowed dad through the sinuous mists of smoke that rose and lost themselves in the purple shadows of the hills. The tranquil murmur of conversation issued from the brick-tiled azotea where Don Julian and Carmen were busy puttering away among the rose pots.

A cot free and alone. There was a breeze from the water.

Dead Stars

The sight of Esperanza and her mother sedately pacing behind Our Lady of Sorrows suddenly destroyed the illusion of continuity and broke up those lines of light into component individuals. It may be wrong, and again it may not. That was the background.