Title: AWAITING TRESPASS: A PASION - Scarce Fine ...
Publisher: New York City, NY: Readers International, 1985
Book Condition: Fine
Dust Jacket Condition: Fine
Edition: 1st Edition.
1st Printing. 180 pages. Published in 1985. The author's breakthrough novel. Now considered a late-modern classic. The First Hardcover Edition. Precedes and should not be confused with the Softcover Edition. Published in a small and limited first print run as a hardcover original only. The First Edition is now rare. Presents Linda Ty-Casper's "Awaiting Trespass". Her masterpiece. Although extremely prolific, the Harvard-educated writer did not find an international audience until the publication of this novel. Banned in the Philippines during the Marcos regime, this is a novel of social satire and personal awakening seamlessly intertwined by the author: The story of two isolated people coming to find themselves in the midst of upheaval and the unintended social "message" of a controversial Papal Visit are effortlessly and beautifully evoked. As may be found in all her previous work, Linda Ty-Casper's concern as a novelist is the relation between the individual (and his right to a private life) and the inescapable and often brutal grip of History on him. Linda Ty-Casper has a degree in law from Harvard University but never practiced, deciding instead to devote herself to literature. An absolute "must-have" title for Linda Ty-Casper collectors. This title is a late-modern classic. This is one of very few copies of the First Hardcover Edition/First Printing still available online and is in especially fine condition: Clean, crisp, and bright, a pristine beauty. A scarce copy thus. One of the most accomplished Filipino writers of the 20th century. A fine copy. (SEE ALSO OTHER LINDA TY-CASPER TITLE IN OUR CATALOG) ISBN 0930523113. Bookseller Inventory # 68
Synopsis: This acclaimed novel from the Phillipines gives an unsurpassed portrait of the Marco's period as well as being a sophisticated comedy of the bourgeois manners in Manila society
Review: Linda Ty-Casper examines life in the contemporary Philippines through the behavior and memories of relatives and friends during the three-day wake of Don Severino Gil. Severino's sudden death and his closed-casket are cause for much speculation. His three sisters, all past eighty, mourn with the expected amount of grief and one eye open to see who comes to the vigil. Severino's "favorite niece" Telly, arrives. The family has forgiven her for being forty-nine and divorced because she is a "poet," though she knows "she writes poetry only in her mind...to silence the furious screech that suddenly - with much cunning, always catching her by surprise - twists through her until her head begins to feel like an expanding circle." Father Sevi, Severino's only legitimate heir and estranged from his father for many years, brings with him reservations about involving himself with his family again and wonders: "Was it pride all along that made him want to be a priest, that kept him a priest: weakness hiding in weakness?" Through Telly, Father Sevi, and others, a picture emerges of a country ruled by corruption and greed, of people who benefit from inequities and people who want to expose them. A powerful book, Awaiting Trespass is currently banned in the Philippines. -- For great reviews of books for girls, check out Let's Hear It for the Girls: 375 Great Books for Readers 2-14. -- From 500 Great Books by Women; review by Holly Smith
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