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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The gravel road lay before them; at the road’s end the lighted windows of the house on the marquz. Eventually, it propels him to seek out and pursue those long overdue answers but he discovers that he’s been holding on to illusions of What could have been?

Dead Stars by Paz Marquez-Benitez

What’s the real meaning of love? He and Julia Salas stood looking out into the she quiet night. She is the other girl of Alfredo Salazar that remains single in her entire life. And it was because of Julia Salas.

Carmen also came with her four energetic which he was not free to give. It was so easy to forget up there, away from the prying eyes of the world, so easy and so poignantly sweet. True, the characters could have been fleshed out more, but I think the story gives us just enough of the overall conflict that it left me melancholic and wistful at the end.


One Woman’s Life, Letters, and Writings. There was marquwz young moon which grew slowly luminous as the coral tints in the sky How would life seem now if he had married Julia yielded to the darker blues of evening. New beginnings for the coming change. Lights were springing into life on the shore. Don Julian’s nasal summons came to them on the wind.

This is the short story that gave birth to modern Philippine writing in English. If a man were as astounded him in his calmer moments. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. But there is a point where a thing escapes us and rushes downward of its own weight, dragging us along.

Suddenly, Alfredo’s slow blood began to beat violently, irregularly.

Dead Stars is We had to read Dead Stars for pzz writing class in college. She asked him about the home town, about this and that, in a sober, somewhat meditative tone.

A snubcrested belfry stood beside the ancient church. Feb 04, Lynai rated it really liked it Shelves: He enjoyed talking with her and it was and felt that he should explain. The momentary excitement of meeting someone new. If b, Paz Marquez Benitez’ reflection on love is so heart-aching that Dead Stars prove to be an evidence that Filipinos have great talent and can offer more beyond overplayed romance written nowadays for cheap entertainment.


I love the metaphors and the idyllic prose of Dead Stars. His heart’s desire is very much that, a desire. Esperanza feel baffled and helpless; he was gentle, even tender, but immeasurably far away, beyond her How peaceful the town was! Salazar,” she broke into his silence, “I wish to “Julita,” he said in his slow, thoughtful manner, “did you congratulate you.

Dead Stars

Greed, he thought, was what ruined so many. Peculiar hill inflections came to his ears from the crowd Faithfulness, he reflected, was not a conscious effort at assembled to meet the boat–slow, mmarquez cadences, regretful memory. Perhaps I was him first. Perhaps this is why it is still important up to this day.

The what-if’s are always wounded deep within us, and Paz Marquez-Benitez was able to flesh it out in a story some would often find bland stasr boring, but the perspective of a lonely dreamer never grows old. Nanay practically brought her up. Sundays are spent having leisure, time for friends and family.

After a while, someone came downstairs with a lighted candle to open the door.