Crispin Salvador

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Crispin Narciso Lupas Salvador is a fictional Filipino writer created by author Miguel Syjuco.[1] Salvador was also for a time the subject of a Wikipedia hoax entry.

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Crispin Salvador is the main character in Syjuco's novel Ilustrado. Crispin Salvador's existence has been believed to be real by various readers of Ilustrado — a book comprising excerpted work "by" Salvador (memoirs, stories, interviews, essays, poems, jokes, etc.). This blurring between fact and fiction, aided by an earlier, ostensibly "factual" Wikipedia entry on Salvador, caused confusion amongst readers who, wondering at Ilustrado's verisimilitude, consulted Google and were led to this Wikipedia page which, until September 2008, confirmed Salvador's existence. [2]

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