Review: From Darna to Zsazsa Zaturnnah…

Posted by Paolo Chikiamco On January - 11 - 2011

Few people are more keenly aware of the rift between “literary/realist” and “popular” than genre authors and komiks creators. For those who would like an overview of that debate within the Philippine context, from an academic perspective that is sympathetic to the possibilities inherent in non-realist forms, I recommend From “Darna to Zsazsa Zaturnnah: Desire and Fantasy” by Soledad S. Reyes. My review of this collection is up on, and I hope it leads more readers to Reyes’ essays–particularly the abovementioned genre authors and komiks creators.

[Image from Goodreads.]

2 Responses to “Review: From Darna to Zsazsa Zaturnnah…”

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  2. the challenger says:

    There is a critical observation that the first chapter (the first essay) of the book has many flaws in form. I don’t know if it’s true. Also, the essay has many inconsistencies and is lack of cohesion.

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