Thursday, January 19, 2012

FILCOLS Members at the 400 Years, 400 Books of UST

The UST Publishing House will inaugurate the “400 Years, 400 Books” exhibit on Jan. 24, 6 p.m., at the Miguel de Benavides Library lobby, University of Santo Tomas, Manila.

Since June 2010, over 60 new titles have been published by the UST Publishing House for the "400 Years, 400 Books." These include both scholarly titles, such as “Puentes de España en las Filipinas” by Manuel Maximo L. Castillo, “Tomas Pinpin and Tagalog Survival in Early Spanish Philippines” by Damon L. Woods, “Gitnang Uring Fantasya” by Roland Tolentino, and “Alinagnag: Sanaysay ng mga Panlipunang Panunuri sa Panitikan;” art books such as “European Journey of Discovery” by Manuel Baldemor; and literary titles by authors ranging from multi-awarded writers Gemino H. Abad (“Imagination’s Way”), Alfred A. Yuson (“Lush Life”), Cirilo F. Bautista (“The House of True Desire”), José Y. Dalisay (“Pinoy Septych”), Tita Lacambra Ayala (“Talamundi”), Charlson Ong (“Blue Angel, White Shadow”) and Eugene Evasco (“Mga Pilat sa Pilak”), to rock star Lourd de Veyra (“Superpanalo Sounds!” and “Insectisimo”), and young poets Carlos Piocos III (“Corpus”) and Louie Jon Sanchez (“At Sa Tahanan ng Alabok”).

Abad, Yuson, Dalisay and Sanchez are FILCOLS members. Ong is member of the FILCOLS Board of Trustees.

Recently released titles are essay collections by two PDI columnists, anthropologist Michael L. Tan (“Thinking, Doing Culture”) and popular historian Ambeth R. Ocampo (“A Calendar of Rizaliana” and “Talking History”), and PDI Entertainment editor Emmie G. Velarde (“Show Biz, Seriously”); along with two UST Pop titles—“101 Bugtong na Hindi Alam ng Titser Mo” by German Gervacio and “Metro Serye” edited by Mookie Katigbak-Lacuesta. The collection also includes a translation into English of Gabriel Miro’s “Our Father San Daniel” by Marlon Sales; and titles by Filipino writers in the diaspora, like Jim Pascual Agustin (“Alien to Any Skin” and “Baha-bahagdang Karupukan”), Cesar L. Aguila (“The Big River and Other Stories”), Norma O. Miraflor (“Available Light”), Fidelito C. Cortes (“Everyday Things”) and Richard T. Chu (“Chinese Merchants of Binondo”).

Gervacio is a FILCOLS member as well.

The exhibit will run till Jan. 27.

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