Lualhati Bautista’s ‘Dekada ‘70’ novel to become a Penguin Classics edition?

1/29/2022 2:15:00 PM

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Apart from the classics such as the epic “Ibong Adarna” and Dr. Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tángere” & “El Filibusterismo” novels, local modern and contemporary books also became part of Filipino students’ life, & among those Lualhati Bautista’s “Dekada ‘70.”

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Apart from the classics such as the epic “Ibong Adarna” and Dr. Jose Rizal’s “Noli Me Tángere” and “El Filibusterismo” novels, local modern and contemporary books also became part of Filipino students’ life, and among those Lualhati Bautista’s “Dekada ‘70

.” This time, the novel set in the tumultuous decade of the 1970s will be available more to a global audience as Penguin Classic has reached out to the Carlos Palanca award winner.In a recent Facebook post, Bautista shared an email sent by Elda Rotor, Penguin Classics’ vice-president and publisher, asking her if she “would be interested in discussing the possible publication of ‘

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The famed Filipino author shares news about the offer on social media Apart from the classics such as the epic “ Ibong Adarna ” and Dr.MANILA, Philippines – Writer Lualhati Bautista has apparently gotten an offer from Penguin Classics to publish her landmark novel Dekada ’70 under their imprint., which mean very few people are allowed to land and hardly anyone is allowed to transit.0 Carmen, age 40, was named after the barangay (village or neighborhood) in the city, Cagayan de Oro, where she was born.

Jose Rizal’s “ Noli Me Tángere ” and “ El Filibusterismo ” novels, local modern and contemporary books also became part of Filipino students’ life, and among those Lualhati Bautista’s “ Dekada ‘70 .” This time, the novel set in the tumultuous decade of the 1970s will be available more to a global audience as Penguin Classic has reached out to the Carlos Palanca award winner. In the email, Rotor said that she was “intrigued by the work and its impact and study in Philippine classrooms. In a recent Facebook post, Bautista shared an email sent by Elda Rotor, Penguin Classics’ vice-president and publisher, asking her if she “would be interested in discussing the possible publication of ‘ Dekada ‘70 ’ as a Penguin Classics edition. Most of Hong Kong’s elderly people have not been vaccinated.” “I had learned about your modern classic ‘ Dekada ‘70 ’ from my International Sales colleagues and was intrigued by the work and its impact and study in Philippine classrooms,” Rotor wrote.” She then went on to ask Lualhati if she was interested in publishing the novel as a Penguin Classic. “I read your English translation of ‘ Dekada ‘70 ’ and found the Bartolome family’s story in the era of Martial Law, especially from the mother Amanda’s perspective, very moving, timely, and propulsive and see the potential for your classic for a wider English-language audience, especially students, outside the Philippines. “I woke up one day and asked myself ‘what will happen to my son?’” To avoid the temptation of using drugs, at age 23, Carmen and her son moved from her barangay to the capital city, Manila, to live and work.

” Nothing is confirmed yet about the publication of the novel under Penguin Classics as discussions are still ongoing.” Originally written in Tagalog, Dekada ’70 tells the story of a middle-class family living through the dangers of Ferdinand Marcos’ dictatorship in 1970s Philippines. This could cause up to 20,000 deaths among the elderly. Apart from “ ,” her other literary works such as “ ‘GAPÔ .