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Meeting Pak Utomo, a legend in Jakarta
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 18, 2019 - 12:00am
The expectation proved correct. In the flesh, Utomo Josodirdjo would be larger then life, going by all the accounts I had read about him.
Poetry that glides through specifics
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 11, 2019 - 12:00am
She trumpets one of the strengths of a new collection of 60 poems by Jim Pascual Agustin, How to Make a Salagubang Helicopter & other poems, published by San Anselmo Publications Inc.
Addressing the summons to Alexandria
by Alfred A. Yuson - March 4, 2019 - 12:00am
On the road at 7 in the morning on our fifth day of the week-long Cairo Literature Festival, we settled in the van with our breakfast boxes, keening in anticipation of our fated visit to Alexandria: “the capital...
Enchanted at the Cairo Literature Festival
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 25, 2019 - 12:00am
At the 2018 Abu Dhabi International Bookfair, Anvil Publishing’s director Andrea Passion-Flores certainly proved her worth when she met up with foreign publishers to initiate promising arrangements.
A futuristic fable for our times
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 18, 2019 - 12:00am
Ding Wenceslao and I were elementary schoolmates at San Beda in the 1950s.
Philippine fiction in English is in good hands
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 11, 2019 - 12:00am
In the industrious, remarkable hands of Filipina writers, that is — much more so, presently, than in those of other genders.
Poetry as populism or pedestrianism: We’ll take it
by Alfred A. Yuson - February 4, 2019 - 12:00am
Poetry sales soar as political millennials search for clarity,” trumpeted a recent headline from The Guardian.
A collectible of a Golden Jubilee book
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 28, 2019 - 12:00am
FINEX 50: Leading On to Wider Frontiers was launched last Wednesday at the ballroom of the Shangri-La at the Fort in BGC.
Dinner pairings with single malt
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 24, 2019 - 12:00am
The state of single malt whisky is on a current boom cycle, propelled by a proliferation of exciting new editions from major labels, and the continuing success of Japanese and other country variants.
Farewell to dearest TALA — poet, artist, mother
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 21, 2019 - 12:00am
Initial recall is vague. It must have been in the early 1970s when I first met Tita Lacambra Ayala and Joe Ayala, although they were surely heralded by their reputations as literary and visual artists.
Non-linear narratives: the ability to hurt, and impress
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 14, 2019 - 12:00am
Hardly any novelist still employs linear sequencing any more, so that an essential part of a novelist’s bag of tricks is the narrative configuration she or he settles on.
The vagrant pleasures of superior prose
by Alfred A. Yuson - January 7, 2019 - 12:00am
Undoubtedly a master of prose, Gina Apostol confirms this further with her fourth novel, Insurrecto, published by Soho Press of New York, and generating rave reviews thus far. Unmistakably, the book teems with extravagant...
Delicacies and confluences of betrayal
by Mirava Yuson - December 31, 2018 - 12:00am
When a novel features two sisters in a triangle, the usual recourse is to portray one as the stronger character, while the other often necessarily emerges as the survivor.
Gift books for the holidays
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 24, 2018 - 12:00am
Here are nine recent literary titles I recommend as fine book buys for the holidays, for gifting oneself and friends.
Art that toggles between power and delusion
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 17, 2018 - 12:00am
On exhibit until Jan. 5, 2019 at Art Informal in Greenhills East is the two-man show billed as “Toggle: Engage – Disengage” — featuring long-time partners-in-chime Jose Tence Ruiz and DengCoy...
Magical music and wondrous magic in Iloilo
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 10, 2018 - 12:00am
Being a dedade older than the ever-youthful impresario Pablo Tariman, my memories have a much wider span than his, in a curious sort of way.
Delightful factoids found in agriculure journalism
by Alfred A. Yuson - December 3, 2018 - 12:00am
The 12th Bright Leaf Agricultural Journalism Awards were given on Nov. 16 at the Fairmont Makati Hotel.
Serial shabu-shabu, unique tempura & fancy squid at Seascape Village
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 29, 2018 - 12:00am
Not too many people have noticed how an empty lot between the Manila Film Center and Sofitel Hotel has been transformed into an attractive food and recreation complex that began with a sprawling, two-story building...
Exulting in a tribute to our National Hero
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 26, 2018 - 12:00am
Launched last Friday by publisher Water Dragon Inc. at the Yuchengco Museum was the hardbound, coffee-table anthology titled Rizal +.
Writing an illustrious man’s biography
by Alfred A. Yuson - November 19, 2018 - 12:00am
Lineage, Vision, Empire: Don Francisco “Paquito” Ortigas, Jr., a 176-page biography in coffeetable-book format, was launched on Nov. 10 at the Palawan Room of Shangri-La EDSA Hotel at Ortigas Center,...
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