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They are stories of Indonesia without necessarily being explicitly stories about Indonesia. Indonesia is, however, present on every page. There are books whose themes touch on the universal dilemmas of being human. In each case the issues are explored in a particular Indonesian context. Some are also firmly grounded in particular events in Indonesian society and history, such as the Bali bombings or repression in the Suharto era.
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As Melani Budianta says in her introduction to the book:. There are still many undiscovered mines in Family Room. So brace yourself for surprise as you enter the book. The reader is engaged with a range of universal topics faced by individuals in any country but played out in Indonesia. Other books in the Lontar library similarly cover a diverse range of topics, both universally relevant to the human condition, and others that are specific to Indonesia.
Interestingly, S. In many of the books translated by Lontar, the issue of sexuality is often treated in an explicit manner that may come as a surprise to western readers with pre-conceived notions about Indonesian society. The novel does not shy away from sexual issues and deals explicitly with extra-marital relationships in the context of the lives of young urban Indonesian professionals, including the two main characters who are in a homosexual relationship.
Review: Lontar’s Modern Library of Indonesian Literature
Again, these universal issues are explored both generally and within the context of Indonesian society. Of particular interest is the way race is examined and dealt with in these novels.
Marahimin looks at love in a time of war and the plight of prisoners of war in Indonesia, and offers insight into the experience of the occupation for both the Dutch and Indonesians. How this affected Indonesians, such as the author, who had tasted western freedom abroad is explored through the stories in the book. In this regard, it is highly significant that this year the organisers of the Frankfurt International Book Fair, the largest book fair in the world, made Indonesia the guest of honour.
Ron Witton rwitton uow. D from Cornell University. He taught in Australian and Indonesian universities and now works as an Indonesian and Malaysian translator and interpreter. His gaze is fixated on an indeterminate spot behind me, his arms hang loosely by his sides. Wearing nothing but a pair of faded black shorts, his ribs and collar Their analysis takes A selection of stories from the Indonesian classics and modern writers, periodically published free for Inside Indonesia readers, courtesy of Lontar.
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Sleepless Nights. Geoffrey O'Brien. Mark Twain. The Journals of John Cheever. John Cheever. Even the Stars Look Lonesome. Maya Angelou. Henry Miller. The Rosy Crucifixion. John Berger. American Hunger. Richard Wright. Memento Mori: A Curious Nightmare.
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