Lazaro Francisco - The Making of a National Artist
This essay situates the novels of Lazaro Francisco against the concrete specificities of our history as a nation, from the American colonial regime to the postwar period. The study shows how deeply Francisco understood the concept of nationhood even as he constructed experiences of socio-economic bondage and a disastrous war that resonated with his Liwayway readers.
Reyes, S. S. (2019). Lazaro Francisco: The Making of a National Artist. Perspectives in the Arts & Humanities Asia, 9(2).