Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) (Paperback)

By Jose Rizal, Harold Augenbraum (Translator), Harold Augenbraum (Introduction by)

Penguin Books, 9780143039693, 444pp.

Publication Date: June 27, 2006



The great novel of the Philippines

In more than a century since its appearance, Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere has become widely known as the great novel of the Philippines. A passionate love story set against the ugly political backdrop of repression, torture, and murder, "The Noli," as it is called in the Philippines, was the first major artistic manifestation of Asian resistance to European colonialism, and Rizal became a guiding conscience--and martyr--for the revolution that would subsequently rise up in the Spanish province.

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About the Author

Jose Rizal (1861-1896) is known as the hero of the Philippines and the greatest champion of Filipino nationalism and independence. He angered the Spanish authorities with Noli Me Tangere and its sequel and was executed. Harold Augenbraum has published seven books on Latino literature of the United States, translated Alvar Nunez Cabeza de Vaca's Chronicle of the Narvaez Expedition, the Filipino novelist Jose Rizal's Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo for Penguin Classics, and with Ilan Stavans, the forthcoming The Plain in Flames by Juan Rulfo.

Praise For Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not)

"A beautiful new translation... Rizal's rich, moving novel...[is] perhaps the most important novel in Philippine literature." —Jessica Hagedorn