[Blueboard] History and Society in Margosatubig, August 17, 430 pm, ALIWW

m baytion alunsina2010 at gmail.com
Wed Aug 15 17:07:49 PHT 2012

 You are warmly invited to the Manila launch of MARGOSATUBIG, a translation
into English by Dr. Cecilia Locsin-Nava of Ramon Muzones's most famous
novel of the same title, on Friday, August 17, 430 pm, at the ALIWW Reading
Room and Gallery, Rizal Library Special Collections Bldg., Ateneo de Manila
University, Loyola Heights, Quezon City.

Margosatubig, also a present-day municipality of Zamboanga del Sur, is
the setting of Muzones's serial novel of a fictive Muslim state in
Mindanao. It first  appeared in the pages of the popular Hiligaynon
magazine *Yuhum *in the mid-1940s. Showing himself a master of narrative
invention, Muzones wrote a novel in "30 installments that unfold a wealth
of precolonial lore that blended romance, adventure, fantasy, subtle
eroticism, and geographic information that so fascinated magazine readers
and made *Yuhum*'s weekly circulation jump" from a lowly 2,500 to
five-digit figures.

Calling the novel a "literary treasure," National Artist Bienvenido
Lumbera considers Dr. Nava's version "a wonder-work of an English
translation, literate and literary, rare and readable."

In his foreword to the  book, National Artist Virgilio Almario lauds and
supports the efforts of a critic like Dr. Nava who "works hard to
understand her region as cultural milieu, as context, to fully situate the
significance of Muzones as a writer."

Dr. Nava, formerly professor at the University of St. La Salle in Bacolod,
first brought critical attention to Hiligaynon literature through her
award-winning *History and Society in the Novels of Ramon Muzones* (2001).
She continues to turn her scholarly eye on the artistic traditions of West
Visayas and spend time in assiduous translation work to bring out more of
Muzones's vast body of work for the reading enjoyment of the general

MARGOSATUBIG will be sold at a launch price of 485 pesos (regular price 540
pesos). Please email unipress at admu.edu.ph or call 02-4265984 to reserve
copies, ask for directions to the launch venue, or send an RSVP.

We hope to see you there. Salamat gid!

Ateneo de Manila University Press
Ground Floor, Bellarmine Hall
Ateneo de Manila University campus
Katipunan Ave., Loyola Heights
Tel. 63-2-4265984

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Events in August: LECTURE series in honor of the centenary of Macario G.
Pineda (1912-1950): Aug. 2, 7, 9, 14, 22, 29. 430-6 pm, Escaler Hall,
Science Education Complex (SEC), Ateneo de Manila, Loyola Heights campus.
Details@ www.ateneopress.org. MARGOSATUBIG by Ramon Muzones, trans. into
English by Dr. Cecilia Locsin-Nava, booklaunch, Aug. 17, 430 pm, ALIWW,
Ateneo campus. BAJO de MASINLOC and the Philippine National Interest, talk
by Dr. Jay Batongbacal, details TBA. Ongoing till Aug. 31: An Exhibition on
the life, times, and works of MACARIO PINEDA, Pardo de Tavera Room, Rizal
Library Special Collections Building, Ateneo de Manila Loyola Heights
campus. Hours 8am-5pm, M-F, 8am-12 noon, Sat. Ongoing till Sept. 5, An
exhibit of JOY DAYRIT Memorabilia, ALIWW, Ateneo campus. RSVP and queries
about events thru unipress at admu.edu.ph.


I read everything....Just to feel the word entering into your soul kindles
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