[Blueboard] You are invited to a "critical" booklaunch!

Baytion . Ma. Corazon alunsina at admu.edu.ph
Tue Sep 3 15:41:28 PHT 2002


The Ateneo de Manila University Press is proud to launch Resil B. 
Mojares's WAITING FOR MARIANG MAKILING and Jonathan Chua's THE CRITICAL 
VILLA on Friday, September 6, 2002, 6 to 7 pm, at the Philippine Bookfair, 
Megatrade Hall, 5F SM Megamall in Mandaluyong City.

WAITING FOR MARIANG MAKILING is an engaging collection of essays that 
explore our cultural history. It takes up diverse texts such as the legend 
of Mariang Makiling, Pigafetta's discovery account of the Philippines, the 
life of Pedro Calungsod, a foundation narrative of a Marian shrine, 
colonial books of conduct, memoirs of Filipino intellectuals, a Bisayan 
love poem, political talk on radio, a dinner in nineteenth-century Cebu. 
There is underlying passion in  these essays, pushing the reader to 
appreciate such issues as cultural politics and nation formation. Dr. 
Mojares, author of books in fields as diverse as literary criticism, urban 
and rural history, and political biography, teaches at the University of 
San Carlos in Cebu City.

THE CRITICAL VILLA gathers for the first time Jose Garcia Villa's annual 
"roll of honor" and critical essays over the period of literary ferment in 
English, from 1927 to 1940. Over this period, the "refreshingly tactless" 
Villa published his much-awaited (or equally dreaded) lists of best short 
stories or poems, as well as "criminal records." Through J. Chua's painstaking 
research and meticulous annotations, readers are shown not only how 
Philippine fiction and poetry evolved, but also how taste and a critical 
tradition which to the present govern our literature were formed. Chua 
teaches at the Ateneo de Manila University. 

The books will be sold at a special launching price. (The Ateneo Press: 
Tel 02-4265984; 4266001 ext 4612/6; email unipress@ admu.edu.ph)         
          
A PRINTOUT OF THIS INVITATION SERVES AS YOUR ENTRANCE PASS TO THE BOOKFAIR





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