Nicholas Tamblyn studied journalism before working for a number of years as a policy writer in the Australian public sector. He has also worked as a book editor and as a researcher for a not-for-profit organization, following his growing passion for environmental and vegan or animal rights-related issues. He is fond of traveling, and has visited most countries around Southeast Asia (living in Bangkok and Manila—where he discovered José Rizal’s Noli Me Tángere) and just two countries in Europe. He lives with his partner Katherine near Melbourne, and is fond of spending time with the neighborhood alpacas, kangaroos, and koalas.
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A shortened version of Noli Me Tángere in modern English.
Noli Me Tángere, or the Noli, by Philippine National Hero José Rizal has moved readers and influenced the country since it was first published near the end of the 19th Century.
In this edition, the epic story is shared—retaining all of the essential elements and characters from the text of the Spanish original—in a shortened version in modern English with an introduction and notes by Nicholas Tamblyn.
This edition of the Noli is 34,000 words. By comparison, Animal Farm is 30,000 words, and The Great Gatsby is 47,000 words.
A well-known Filipino Noli translation is 233,000 words, and some more recent English translations are about half of this length, more or less. This edition also features both the English and the original versions of Rizal’s quotation and dedication.
Born of a specific and turbulent time, the interweaving events that comprise the Noli’s narrative are timeless. In short, it is a love story, and the depiction of a society steeped in corruption and, to a degree, a resignation or, worse, a hypocritical acceptance of this state of affairs.
Nicholas Tamblyn is an author of both fiction and nonfiction. He was formerly a journalist, public policymaker, filmmaker, and researcher with an animal rights organization. His time based in Bangkok and Manila has also influenced the subjects of his writing. He lives just outside Melbourne, Australia, with his wife, author and illustrator Katherine Eglund.
For the latest posts and information, visit NicholasTamblyn.com and follow his updates on social media.
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