Friday, May 24, 2013

MMDA Chairman VS Dan Brown's 'Inferno'

Here is Tolentino's letter to Dan Brown.

And what I think happened here...

Manila as Gates of Hell is the persona's fictional experience of the city. A detail often forgotten by readers is that the persona is not (always) the author. The persona's reality is different from everyone else's reality. MMDA chairman's opinion of Manila as 'entry to heaven,' which he imposes upon Dan Brown, may be a reflection of his (more privileged?) experience of the city.
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