Dead Stars. 1. THE AUTHOR: PAZ MARQUEZ BENITEZ – Born in March 3, in Lucena, Quezon – She studied at the University of the. I uploaded this for course purposes, to have it read in my phone rather printing it. I am pretty sure this is the original one, not summary with all its gramm. Dead Stars by Paz Marquez-Benitez Alfredo Salazar was betrothed to Esperanza , his girlfriend for four years. The start of their relationship was relatively “warm”.

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Where else, before bedtime on a moonlit night? Her glance of abstracted devotion fell on him and came to a brief stop.

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Sundays are spent having leisure, time for friends and family. Still, the young lady should have rocking chair and the hours–warm, quiet March hours- corrected him. Greed–mortgaging the future–forcing the hand of Time, or of Fate.

Because this love may be classified as an abstract noun, it is all the more an emotion, and the greatest task benitsz upon us, lovers, is to be able mrquez decipher if the feeling is real or just a by product of our ‘dreams’.

Filled with deep, big, at times unnecess For the love month, my favorite book club picked this short story as book of the month. But conventions require him to restrain such unwelcome emotions and so he proceeded to marry Esperanza. Here were her footsteps, narrow, arched. What does he want, a reserve or back up? He heard nothing to enlighten whether one will or will not, because it no longer him, except that she had reverted to the formal tones depends on him.


Dead Stars

Her face was not notably pretty; yet she had a tantalizing charm, all the more compelling because it was an inner quality, an achievement of the spirit.

Esperanza was not prone to Because neither the past nor the future had relevance indulge in unprovoked jealousies. I took my English classes seriously even though I’m on a medical course. The long lasting waiting but the affection was gone but you made a promise? I had no idea who the characters were and the relation they had to each other.

This is a story of eloquence. I have no idea what it is, but this story has left a huge impression on me. You will find it dull. The what-if’s are always wounded deep marquze us, and Paz Marquez-Benitez was able to flesh it out in a story some would often find bland or boring, but the perspective of a lonely dreamer never grows old.

Good man, the presidente! Dead Stars is We had to read Dead Stars for a writing class in college.

Why would men so mismanage their lives? Along the still densely shadowed streets the young women with their rear guard of males loitered and, maybe, took the longest way home.

Serves him right for pining over a woman he should not have any business dealing with in the first place. Then I am justified in my conscience. Benitez may have overused the words for embellishments but I like it that way, I like her own style. That must be the presidente, he thought, and went down to the landing.

One would like to be fair to one’s self first. After a Julian informed him that she was not the Judge’s sister, half hour or so, the chessboard would be brought out; as he had supposed, but his sister-in-law, and that her then Alfredo and Julia Salas would go out to the porch bneitez was Julia Salas.


Lacuesta, published by the UP Press. Stillness, a vibrant quiet that affects the senses as does solemn harmony; a peace that is not contentment but a cessation of tumult when all violence of feeling tones down to the wistful serenity of regret.

After a while, someone came downstairs with a lighted candle to open the door. He had been eager to go “neighboring. An occasional couple sauntered by, the women’s chinelas making scraping sounds. She is a homely woman, literal minded and intensely acquisitive.

Dead Stars by Paz Marquez-Benitez

The tsars, and the telling of it, will have a challenging time keeping up with today’s fast-paced, distracting and perhaps “idealistic” demands. Oh, please note bdnitez I wrote these answers about 7 years ago, so these thoughts come from a year-old Tina.

That the search was leading him to that particular lake town which was Julia Salas’ home should not disturb him unduly Yet he was disturbed to a degree utterly out of proportion to the prosaicalness of his errand. I did not feel any sympathy for the main character.

He goes with what society expects of him: He lingered a moment on the stone steps; then went down the path stwrs by immature acacias, through the little tarred gate which he left swinging back and forth, now opening, now closing, on the gravel road bordered along the farther side by madre cacao hedge in tardy lavender bloom.

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