Monday, April 11, 2011

Rizal@150 Updates

Updates on Rizal@150 events (from John Nery:


1) Anvil Publishing will issue:

a. Virgilio Almario’s Filipino translations of Rizal's two novels with "new annotations".

b. "anniversary editions" of Ambeth Ocampo's bestselling books: "Makamisa: The Search for Rizal’s Third Novel”; “Meaning And History: The Rizal Lectures”; and “Rizal Without the Overcoat.”

c. new editions of “Rizal: His Legacy to Philippine Society,” by Cecilio D. Duka and Rowena A. Pila; and Leon Ma. Guerrero’s “The First Filipino” which according to John Nery is "still the best Rizal biography available, " despite its less-than-skeptical account of Rizal’s alleged religious

2) On May 31, Penguin Books will publish Harold Augenbraum's translation of Rizal’s El Fili. Nery said, this is the first new English translation of the “Fili” since Jovita Ventura Castro’s “The Revolution,” in 1992.

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