Author: Soledad S. Reyes
ROSARIO DE GUZMAN LINGAT, 1924-1997: THE BURDEN OF SELF AND HISTORY is a narrative of the life and career of Rosario de Guzman Lingat, one of the most prolific but understudied writers in the 1960s and 1970s. It traces key events in her life and shows how these complex experiences in her life and that of her nation could have shaped the directons she pursued as a popular writer for weekly magazines. In a relatively short period of time, she managed to produce a voluminous amount of texts in the various genres:prose fiction (novel and short story), komiks stories, teleplays, essays, and occasional poetry. Accepted by the readers of Liwayway and numerous komiks magazines (thereby making her a "popular" writer), Rosario de Guzman Lingat also earned the admiration and respect of the some of the country's influential critics for the superb realism of such works as Kung Wala na ang Tag-araw and Ano Ngayon Ricky?