About the book:
“I was always very interested in autobiographical writing. And when I went to live overseas, I read every autobiography text I could get my hands on.”
“But my real discovery was the immense richness and variety of autobiographical works by women, and their new significance for cultural studies in the societies which had produced them, a significance emphasized by feminists everywhere.”
Writer and literary scholar Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo studies the writings of different women, established writers, from different generations :
Paula Carolina Malay, Maria Luna Lopez, Estrella Alfon, Carmen Guerrero Nakpil, Kerima Polotan Tuvera, Barbara Gonzalez, Cecilia Manguerra Brainard, Sylvia Mayuga, Rosario Garcellana and Gilda Cordero Fernando
She retrieved their “autobiographical narratives’ from their essay collections, columns, and sundry other publications and focused on how they wrote and rewrote themselves while writing of their “homes”.
Publisher: University of Santo Tomas Publishing
Publication Date: 2015 (second edition)
Size: 230 x 153mm
About the author:
Cristina Pantoja Hidalgo has published more than 30 books: 2 novels, 5 short story collections, 13 nonfiction collections and 4 works of literary commentary. She has a PhD in Comparative Literature from the University of the Philippines and was a director for the UP Creative Writing Center and UP Press. She was also director for the UST Center for Creative Writing and Literary Studies. She is Professor Emeritus for creative writing and literature at both UST and UP.