A Dark Tinge to the World

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A Dark Tinge to the World: Selected Essays (1987-2005) is authored by Soledad S. Reyes. This anthology gathers fifteen of her essays and studies which indicate four distinct but overlapping critical concerns from the 1980s to the present. It was published by the University of the Philippines Press in 2005.[1]

Summary and description

This collection is composed of fifteen essays that include studies on key issues in literary studies such as canon formation, critical thinking, and cultural production. It also offers analysis of some figures that straddle culture and politics, such as essays on Joseph Estrada and Fernando Poe Jr.[1]

In the book’s synopsis, it says that its overall thrust is to throw light on the specific ways in which popular literature, popular culture, and popular icons can serve as indices to the manner in which the majority of the people have responded to various realities they need to confront and make sense of in their daily life.[2]


On reader community site Goodreads, the book is rated 4.33 out of 5 stars by 3 readers.[2]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Reyes, Soledad S. A Dark Tinge to the World: Selected Essays (19987-2005). Quezon City: University of the Philippines Press, 2005.
  2. 2.0 2.1 A Dark Tinge to the World: Selected Essays (1987-2005). Goodreads. Accessed 26 May 2021.



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