Nicomedes “Nick” Marquez Joaquin (Tagalog: [hwaˈkin]; May 4, 1917 – April 29, 2004) was a Filipino writer and journalist best known for his short stories and novels in the English language. He also wrote using the pen name Quijano de Manila.
Why is Nick Joaquin called Quijano de Manila?
Nick Joaquin as “Quijano de Manila”
Joaquin used the pseudonym Quijano de Manila when he started writing for the magazine Philippine Free Press in 1950. “Quijano” is an anagram for his surname.
What are the literary pieces written by Nick Joaquin?
Joaquin’s other works included the short-story collections Tropical Gothic (1972) and Stories for Groovy Kids (1979), the play Tropical Baroque (1979), and the collections of poetry The Ballad of the Five Battles (1981) and Collected Verse (1987).
What did Nick Joaquin contribute to Philippine literature?
Aside from his handling of language, Bienvenido Lumbera writes that Nick Joaquin’s significance in Philippine literature involves his exploration of the Philippine colonial past under Spain and his probing into the psychology of social changes as seen by the young, as exemplified in stories such as Doña Jeronima, …
Where did Nick Joaquin study?