The Undiscovered Country
Stories by Luis V. Teodoro
Writing in the sixties, “Luis Teodoro … stood apart from his generation in going back to the tradition represented by journalist-artists of the early twentieth century,” not to mention Rizal and the writers of the Propaganda Movement. Collected here for the first time, these stories fill the gap in most accounts of Philippine literature in English, a gap that must surely bother both avid reader and literary scholar. Didn’t the sixties produce powerful stories in the social realist tradition? What happened to them?
Here are some of the best, produced by a writer better known as journalist and academic. It is time to make the stories available to readers again, for, as Ramon Magsaysay awardee Bienvenido Lumbera says, “in our time, the need of our milieu is once again for creative writers who do not apologize when their fiction or poetry partakes of the concerns and functions of journalism.
“The Undiscovered Country” is now available at the UP Press Bookstores in Diliman, Mindanao and Baguio , Aklat ng Bayan, Libros Filipinos Bookshop, Aeon Books in Katipunan, Popular Bookstore in Morato, Solidaridad, Powerbooks and National Book Store.