[Blueboard] Cuentos Filipinos at Instituto Cervantes
Maricor E. Baytion
mbaytion at ateneo.edu
Sat Nov 20 16:13:55 PHT 2004
The Department of Modern Languages' CUENTOS FILIPINOS by Jose Montero y Vidal
will be presented at the Instituto Cervantes on Tuesday, 23 November 2004, 7
pm, in its Salon de Actos.
Translated from the original Spanish by Renan Prado, Evelyn Soriano, Heide
Aquino, and Shirley Torres and edited by Renan Prado and Lourdes Brillantes,
these nine short stories by Jose Montero y Vidal portray the life and times in
nineteenth-century Philippines. The colorful and graphic vignettes describing
the customs and traditions of the country come alive as the characters weave in
and out of a historically and culturally documented milieu. In this journey
through time, the natural richness of the Philippines surfaces and the interior
wealth of the mountains reveals an astounding diversity of ethnic groups.
This translation makes creative works in Spanish about the Philippines more
accessible to everyone, lending greater knowledge and awareness of our past in
order to make our understanding and appreciation of the present more profound.
The publication of CUENTOS FILIPINOS was made possible through assistance from
the Office of the President and a grant from the Program for Cultural
Cooperation between the Ministry of Education, Culture and Sports of Spain and
Universities in the Philippines and the Pacific Islands.
Instituto Cervantes de Manila: 2515 Leon Guinto cor Estrada Sts., Malate, Manila
Tel 526-1482 to 85; http://manila.cervantes.es
CUENTOS FILIPINOS, c2004, 5 1/2 x 8 1/4 in, 296 pages, BK ISBN 971-92296-5-9.
Ateneo de Manila University Press
Bellarmine Hall, ADMU Campus
Katipunan Avenue, Loyola Heights
1108 Quezon City, Philippines
Tel 63-2-4265984; 4266001 ext 4613
Email: unipress at admu.edu.ph
To poison a nation, poison its stories. A demoralised nation tells
demoralised stories to itself.
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