In need of book suggestions? Instead of scouring the mall, it’s time to head back to school. We’ve put together a list of books written by produced by local university presses that make for great leisure reads.
UST PUBLISHING HOUSE
Breaking Ground: Cebuano Women’s Writing
P550 regular (on sale now until Feb 15, less 20%)
Sixteen authors, including Maria Kabigon, Remedios del Mar, and Florentina Tan Villanueva come together to empower Cebu and all women in this collection.
Maskara’t Pambata: Malatulambuhay
Edgar Calabia Samar
P200 (on sale now until Feb 15; less 20%)
Palanca-award winner Samar’s collection of poems plays with words, meanings, and forms, using everything from a Chinese garter to punctuation marks.
UST PUBLISHING IS AT BEAT ANGELICO BUILDING, UNIVERSITY OF SANTO TOMAS, MANILA, 406-1611 LOC 8252, PUBLISHING.HOUSE@UST.EDU.PH, AND ON FACEBOOK
The Quiet Ones
This Palanca Grand Prize winner is told through the interlocking narratives of call-center agents going through the humdrum of life.
May Titik Sa Bubong, May Sigbing sa Silong
An anthology by 21 different authors including Severino Reyes and Nick Joaquin, it explores almost every imaginable concept of aswang there is.
ATENEO UNIVERSITY PRESS IS AT BELLARMINE HALL, ATENEO DE MANILA UNIVERSITY, LOYOLA HEIGHTS, QC, 426-5984, ATENEO.EDU/ATENEOPRESS, AND ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES PRESS
Pag Mabilis Na Umalis Baka Di Naman Talaga Dumating: At Iba Pang Kuwento
Rolando B. Tolentino
In this collection of his own short stories, Tolentino muses about sudden and fleeting encounters.
Sapantaha: Kalipunan ng mga Maikling Kuwentong Spekulatibo at Imahinatibo
Luna Sicat Cleto
Through this anthology, Cleto aims to capture the imagination of the Filipino, foreboding the shattering of reality.
UNIVERSITY OF THE PHILIPPINES PRESS IS AT E. DELOS SANTOS STREET, UP DILIMAN, QC, 926-6642, PRESS.UP.EDU.PH, PRESS@UP.EDU.PH, AND ON FACEBOOK AND INSTAGRAM
The Complete Poems and Plays of Jose Rizal
Translated by National Artist Nick Joaquin
Joaquin’s translation of Rizal’s work is masterful—from his grasp of the Spanish language down to his understanding of Rizal’s personal history.
Adios, Patria Adorada
P850 (hardbound), P485 (softbound)
Now on its second printing, Adios, Patria Adorada studies how the Ilustrados crafted the Filipino identity.
FEU PUBLICATIONS IS AT THE ARTS BUILDING, FAR EASTERN UNIVERSITY, SAMPALOC, MANILA, 736-0036, TAMSBOOKSTORE@FEU.EDU.PH, AND ON FACEBOOK
DLSU PUBLISHING HOUSE
Kurap sa Ilalim
Mesándel Virtusio Arguelles
Arguelles examines “cruel tenderness,” and writes about how hope is a weapon through his collection of poems.
Notes for the Filipino Playwright
This collection ruminates on questions such as “What is my writing for?” and “Should the writer be an advocate of an ideology?”
DLSU PUBLISHING HOUSE IS AT YUCHENGCO HALL, DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY, 2401 TAFT AVENUE, MANILA, 524-4611, AND DLSU.EDU.PH