Cirilo Bautista Essays About Love

See you on March 12, 2015!
Parangal Para Kay Cirilo
Launching of Things Happen: Poems 2012
(University of Santo Tomas Publishing House, 2014)
by Cirilo F. Bautista

Reading Bautista
The Readers: Gemino Abad, Alice Sun Cua, Carlomar Arcangel Daoana, Marjorie Evasco,
Dinah Roma, Alfred Yuson

Conversation with Bautista
Featuring: Cirilo F. Bautista, National Artist for Literature
Host: Lito B. Zulueta

12 March 2015, Thursday, 4:30 – 8:30 PM
The Verdure, 4th Floor Multipurpose Room, Henry Sy Sr. Hall
De La Salle University, 2401 Taft Avenue, Manila, Philippines

Lovers of poetry are welcome to the event. Free admission.

About the Honoree/Author
Dr. Cirilo F. Bautista is Philippine National Artist for Literature. A Renaissance man, he is a poet, fiction writer, painter, literary critic, and educator. He is Professor Emeritus and University Fellow at the De La Salle University, Manila. His awards and prizes include: Philippine Centennial Prize for Epic Poetry, Manila Critics Circle’s National Book Awards, Don Carlos Palanca Hall of Fame Award, Gawad Jose Corazon de Jesus, Diwa ng Lahi-Gawad Antonio Villegas at Patnubay ng Sining at Kalinangan, Gawad Balagtas by the Unyon ng mga Manunulat ng Pilipinas (UMPIL), Taboan Lifetime Achievement Award by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), Gawad CCP Para sa Sining by the Cultural Center of the Philippines, and Komisyon ng Wikang Pilipino’s Makata ng Taon, among others. His works include: Believe and Betray (poetry, 2006), The Trilogy of Saint Lazarus (epic poetry, 2001), Galaw ng Asoge (novel, 2004), The House of True Desire: Essays about Life and Literature (2011), Kirot ng Kataga (poetry, 1995), Sugat ng Salita (poetry, 1985), Bullets and Roses: The Poetry of Amado V. Hernandez, a Bilingual Edition (translation, 2003), and Words and Battlefields: A Theoria on the Poem (1998), among others. He wrote a weekly column, “Breaking Signs,” for the Philippine Panorama for 12 years. He is a member of the Philippine Literary Arts Council (PLAC) and the Manila Critics Circle.

This event is organized by the De La Salle University Department of Literature and the Bienvenido N. Santos Creative Writing Center, and supported by the Office of the President, Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academics, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Innovation, the College of Liberal Arts, and the Society of Fellows. The booklaunching is in collaboration with the University of Santos Tomas Publishing House.

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The House of True Desire: Essays on Life and Literature 4.16 · Rating details ·  19 Ratings  ·  1 Review

This book brings together some 115 essays from Bautista's weekly column, "Breaking Signs," which has been appearing in the Philippine Panorama, Sunday magazine of Manila Bulletin, for 17 years now. The subject is the interlink between life and literature, how one provokes the other for an interesting and fruitful dialogue. How far is life reflected in literature, and literThis book brings together some 115 essays from Bautista's weekly column, "Breaking Signs," which has been appearing in the Philippine Panorama, Sunday magazine of Manila Bulletin, for 17 years now. The subject is the interlink between life and literature, how one provokes the other for an interesting and fruitful dialogue. How far is life reflected in literature, and literature in life? Bautista speculates on books, people, events, and institutions, looking even for the most tenuous of answers, to bring us little reports with enjoyable freshness and insight. He studies human action with the view of explaining their irony or peculiarity, as in Mike Tyson biting off Evander Holyfield's ears in their boxing match in 1997; the grandeur of Kublai Khan; the commercialization of Christmas; the kindness of strangers; and the art of piano repair. He shows us how life refracts poetry and fiction and makes them significant concerns even in a society not known for literary patronage.

An author of several books of poetry, fiction, criticism and translation, Bautista proves in The House of True Desire that he can also handle the genre of short composition with expertise and style....more

Paperback, 405 pages

Published 2010 by University of Santo Tomas Publishing House

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