Ilustrado Summary
Miguel Syjuco

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Ilustrado Overview

Ilustrado, a novel by Miguel Syjuco, examines the contemporary Philippine political landscape through the protagonist Miguel Syjuco’s quest for information about the death of his mentor and controversial Filipino author, Crispin Salvador. The events of the novel take place in various cities in the Philippines across several months from late 2002 to mid-2003. Through a variety of narrative voices, Syjuco the author examines the relationship between the collective historical past and the individual present, as well as the relationship between politics and literature.