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The Queen Lives Alone: Personal Essays gathers together sixteen nonfiction texts on cosmopolitan existence, people’s idiosyncrasies, poetic musings, and family stories. Through wit and humor, Baytan connects these four threads to tell the different facets of love—loving the self, loving the other, and loving the sublime. There are no grand events or life-changing miracles in this book—only the simplest details of the everyday, the smallest of gestures, and the littlest acts of kindness.Read More
The UP Press will be launching nine new titles on April 04, 2014, 5:00 pm at the West Wing Gallery of the Vargas Museum.
Luis H. Francia
Transfiksyon: Mga Kathang In-Transit
Rolando B. Tolentino
Rommel B. Rodriguez
The Murmur Asylum: Poems
History of Ilocos: Volumes I and II
Isabelo Florentino de los Reyes
Translated by Maria Elinora Peralta-Imson
As I accumulate years, my consciousness tends increasingly to dwell on the past – finding increasing enjoyment in reading history. One has to of course beware: history is written from many lenses. One lens is ideology: facts are martialed to serve an interpretation. Another lens is participation: “having been there” confers a level of authority but commingled with responsibility. Authors may find it hard to disentangle the two whether the episode ends in singular success or disaster. Sometimes, the proclivity is clear; sometimes it can only be inferred from what is left out.
I read the biography “Cesar Virata: Life and Times” by Dr Gerardo Sicat as a source of history. It is a hefty volume...