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Ateneo to launch new collection of fiction of Rosario de Guzman-Lingat

Today, March 27, is the 20th death anniversary of Rosario de Guzman-Lingat.

Ateneo de Manila University Press and Ateneo Library of Women’s Writings (Aliww) will be launching “The Locked Door and Other Stories,” a new collection of Lingat’s fiction translated and edited by Soledad Reyes, today, 5 p.m., at Faber 101, Ateneo de Manila University.

Best known for her novels “Kung Wala na ang Tag-araw” and “Ano Ngayon, Ricky?”, Rosario de Guzman-Lingat (1924-1997) wrote a large number of novels and short stories for the country’s most popular magazines in the 1960s and 1970s.

Stories in this new collection were chosen for the various ways they explore the female experience in all its complexity.

Rosario de Guzman-Lingat
Rosario de Guzman-Lingat

They feature women as protagonists who, despite life’s numerous blows, refuse to give in, as they strive mightily to make sense of their lives fraught with difficulties.

The launch will also witness the opening of “Rosario de Guzman-Lingat: The ALiWW Collection,” which features the largest collection of Lingat’s personal and professional correspondence, unpublished manuscripts and personal memorabilia.