A literary piece by Jose Garcia Villa Entitled: Footnote to Youth; 2. Who is Jose Garcia Villa? He is a poet, a critic, a short story writer, and a. Footnote to Youth by Jose Garcia Villa. The sun was salmon and hazy in the west . Dodong thought to himself he would tell his father about. Jose Garcia Villa. · Rating details · 64 ratings · 5 reviews. “Here was the first collection of short stories by a Filipino to be published in the United States, just.

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The beast turned its head to look at him with dumb faithful eyes.

In a few moments he would be a father. Dodong did not bother to look where into the air, but thought of his age, seventeen, and he said to himself he was not young anymore.

His father told him that he was too young to marry but he insisted on it. In the cool sundown, he thought wild young dreams of himself and Teang, his girl. Why one was forsaken… after love? Russel Garcia rated it really liked it Jan 08, See all 8 questions about Footnote to Youth…. He lost his resentment for his father, for a while, he even felt sorry for him about the pain I his tooth.


Footnote to Youth: Tales of the Philippines and Others by Jose Garcia Villa

Dodong returned to the house, humiliated by himself. Teang did not complain, but the bearing of children tolled on her. His father looked at him silently and stopped sucking the broken tooth, The silenece became intense and cruel, and Dodong was uncomfortable and then became very angry because his father kept looking at him without uttering anything. Some how, he was ashamed to his mother of his youthful paternity.

He was growing into a man — he was a man.

foothote Dodong got angry with himself sometimes. Yet, she wished she had not married. Dodong thought to himself he would tell his father about Teang when he got home, after he had unhitched the carabao from the plow, and led it to its shed and fed it.

Dodong could not find the answer.

She cried sometimes, wishing she had no married. Blas was restless on his mat billa could not sleep. The story made us cry. This site uses cookies.

Footnote to Youth: Tales of the Philippines and Others

The story is about a year old boy garciw Dodong wanted to marry the love of his life, Teang. It must be so to make youth. Later on, they had some children and one was named as Blas.


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He was awarded the National Artist of the Philippines title for literature inas well as the Guggenheim Fellowship in yough writing by Conrad Aiken.

He was seventeen, he had pimples on his face, then down on his upper lip was dark-these meant he was no longer a boy. Mayhan Lawagon rated it it was amazing Mar 06, They flowed into him, making him strong. I badly need this story. He dropped his eyes and pretended to dust off his kundiman shorts. AkoSi Jed January 8, at 3: Unknown July 8, at 1: He wanted somebody to punish him.