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Writer and Publisher Francisco Jose on the State of Literature in the Philippines

Jose is one of the most celebrated writers in the Philippines. His new book is a novella, "Three Filipino Women." Since 1965, Jose has presided over a bookstore in Manila, a gathering place for intellectuals. He publishes "Solidarity," a forum for authors worldwide. He's also founder and secretary-general for the Philippines PEN Center. He talks about the need for a stronger national identity in Filipino writing.

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Other segments from the episode on August 7, 1992

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, August 7, 1992: Interview with Rhonda Cornum; Interview with Francisco Jose; Review of the film "Unforgiven."

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