The Ravaged World: The Short Fiction of Rosario de Guzman-Lingat
Offering a glimpse into the varied experiences in a postwar society, this book compiles the short stories of Rosario de Guzman-Lingat. Selected and translated by eminent Philippine studies scholar Soledad S. Reyes, the stories here are a testament to the powerful place of women in Tagalog literature.
The book explores the seemingly ordinariness of the characters’ lives as they forge into the everyday. A tormented veteran reduced to a peanut vendor questions the worth of the war he fought. A young activist puts his faith in people who take advantage of his patriotic fervor. Meanwhile, a jeepney driver’s decision challenges his notion of generosity and forgiveness.
Rosario de Guzman-Lingat (1924 - 1994) wrote short stories for the country's most popular magazines in the 1960s and 1970s. An earlier compilation of her translated works published by Ateneo de Manila University Press, The Locked Door and Other Stories (2017) focused on the female psyche and the burden of being a woman in a rapidly changing society. Her archive is part of ALIWW, Ateneo Library of Women's Writings.
Ateneo de Manila University Press, Philippines
Softcover / 7 x 5 inches / 249 pages / BW