Filipino Blogs as Evidence of Reading and Reception

  • Vernon R. Totanes


The first two books printed in 1593 in what is now known as the Philippines were sold for two and four reales, respectively. Other details about these books — how they came to be written and printed in Spanish, Chinese and Tagalog; the personal lives of their authors and printers; and even how the printing press arrived on Philippine shores — have either been proven conclusively or at least speculated upon based on existing copies (one for each book) or other, related evidence.1 No evidence, however, has turned up regarding what readers thought about the books. Did they love the books? Did they hate them? Who were these readers? No one really knows.


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