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The World, the Text, and S. P. Lopez

Rafael A. Acuña


The paper studies Salvador P. Lopez’s position as a secular critic by analyzing his milieu during the Commonwealth period, criticism of his collection Literature and Society, and the content of essays from the same collection in light of the debate between “art for art’s sake” and proletarian literature. The theoretical framework used is Edward Said’s secular criticism.


Philippine Commonwealth literature, Philippine literary criticism, proletarian literature, secular criticism

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.13185/1476