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Tales from Djakarta Caricatures of Circumstances and Their Human Beings

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ISBN-10: 0877277265

ISBN-13: 9780877277262

Edition: 1999

Authors: Pramoedya Ananta Toer

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Studies on Southeast Asia 27 A translation of short stories by the well-known Indonesian author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Written in the 1950s, these stories are intensely regional in flavor and modern in approach. This collection includes such works as "Stranded Fish," "Creatures Behind Houses," and the great "Ketjapi."
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Book details

List price: $26.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Cornell University, Southeast Asia Program Publications
Publication date: 1/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 142
Size: 7.00" wide x 10.00" long x 0.31" tall
Weight: 0.990
Language: English

One of Indonesia's most prominent authors, Toer spent most of his adult life in prison; his works have frequently been banned by the government. Toer's first novel, The Fugitive (1950), was written during his internment by the Dutch. Toer became a leading figure in the Marxist literary group Lekra and was again incarcerated after the 1965 overthrow of Sukarno, joining thousands of other left-wing artists on the prison island of Buru. The author of over 30 works of fiction and nonfiction, Toer is best known for his Buru tetralogy, which traces the birth of nationalism in Indonesia. Most of the work was composed as narration to fellow prisoners, then later recorded and published after Toer's…    

A Foreword
News from Kebajoran
Stranded Fish
My Kampung
Maman and His World
Miscarriage of a Would-Be Playwright
Creatures Behind Houses
No Resolution
The Mastermind
Mrs. Veterinary Doctor Suharko