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The Resource The revolution according to Raymundo Mata, Gina Apostol

The revolution according to Raymundo Mata, Gina Apostol

Label
The revolution according to Raymundo Mata
Title
The revolution according to Raymundo Mata
Statement of responsibility
Gina Apostol
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Raymundo Mata is a nightblind bookworm and a revolutionary in the Philippine war against Spain in 1896. Told in the form of a memoir, the novel traces Mata's childhood, his education in Manila, his love affairs, and his discovery of the books of the man who becomes the nation's great hero José Rizal (Rizal, in real life, is executed by the Spaniards for writing two great novels that spark revolution-the Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo. At the time Rizal died, he was working on a third novel, Makamisa). Raymundo Mata's autobiography, however, is de-centered by another story: that of the development of the book. In the foreword(s), afterword(s), and footnotes, we see the translator Mimi C. Magsalin (a pseudonym), the rabid nationalist editor Estrella Espejo, and the neo-Freudian psychoanalyst critic Dr. Diwata Drake make multiple readings of the Mata manuscript. Inevitably, clashes between these readings occur throughout the novel, and in the end the reader is on a wild chase to answer enduring questions: Does the manuscript contain Makamisa or is it Makamisa? Are the journals an elaborate hoax? And who is the perpetrator of the textual crime? In this story about the love of books, the story of a nation emerges. But what is a nation? What The Revolution According to Raymundo Mata imagines is that through acts of reading, a nation is born"--
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Apostol, Gina
Dewey number
823/.914
Index
no index present
LC call number
PR9550.9.A66
LC item number
R48 2021
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Philippines
Label
The revolution according to Raymundo Mata, Gina Apostol
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781641291835
Lccn
2019059158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1127672808
  • (OCoLC)on1127672808
Label
The revolution according to Raymundo Mata, Gina Apostol
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
350 pages
Isbn
9781641291835
Lccn
2019059158
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)1127672808
  • (OCoLC)on1127672808

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