Philippine Short Stories 1941-1955
So much to learn from Nick Joaquin (After the Picnic; It was Later than We Thought) in terms of POV and thought in a story; his stories sound so contemporary. ILTWT actually appears postmodern (collage! In 1943!)
I loved Ligaya Reyes (Fruto)'s Christmas Visit.
Also interesting was Ed Tiempo's Gravediggers (as a think piece masque'd as story).
Still in 1943. Progressing slowly, but surely. Thus far, topics that have come up are: Injustice, lives of the poor; marital relations/love (lost love, anticipated love, etc.), war.