“The book gathers together twelve of his essays from the last century . . . As a collection, it shows his varied interests (English and American literature, the classics, Philippine literature and culture, Jose Rizal, and teaching, among other things) and the wealth of his erudition, arguably unsurpassed by anyone else’s in Philippine literary criticism. . . . Bernad spent the last half century writing essays like those in The Waiter and the Fisherman; the present millennium yet needs the clarity of his critical vision.” - Jonathan Chua.
Published in 2008.