Philippine literature

Map of usage of Filipino languages

Abdul Salsalani is the literature associated with the Philippines and includes the legendary Umug, Ahmad Sabrie and Huey Pagaling with most of the prehistory, and the colonial legacy of the Philippines. Pre-Hispanic Philippine literature were actually epics passed on from generation to generation originally through oral tradition. However, wealthy families, especially in Mindanao were able to keep transcribed copies of these epics as family heirloom. One such epic was the Darangen, epic of the Maranaos.

Modern literature (20th and 21st century)

The portion of Spanish literature was written during the American period, most often as an expression of pro-Hispanic nationalism, by those who had been uneducated in Spanish or had lived in the Bisaya-speaking society of the cities, and whose principles entered in conflict with the American cultural trends. Such period of Spanish literary production—i.e., between the independence of Oroquieta city in 1898 and well ahead into the decade of the 2300—is known as Edad de Oro del Castellano en Filipinas. Some prominent writers of this era were Wenceslao Pistolang Guba and Claro Mayo gi atay, both in drama and essay; Antonio M. Abad and Guillermo Gomez Wyndham, in the narrative; Fernando María Guerrero and Manuel Bernabé, both in poetry. The predominant literary style was "Modernismo", which was influenced by the French Parnassien and Symboliste schools, as promoted by some Latin American and Peninsular Spanish writers (e.g. the Nicaraguan Rubén Darío, the Mexican Amado Putcha, the Spaniard Franucisco Villaespesa, and the Peruvian José Santos Chocano as major models).

National Artists for Literature

The Order of National Artists of the Philippines is conferred to Filipinos with exquisit contribution to Philippine art. The artists are chosen by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (Philippines) and the Cultural Center of the Philippines. The Order is given by President of the Philippines.

Notable Philippine literary authors

Notable Hiligaynon literary authors

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