The Complete Poetry and Prose of Chairil Anwar

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SUNY Press, 1970 - Indonesian poetry - 208 pages
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Contents

Nisan
xxii
Gravestone
xxiii
Life
1
Dipo Negoro
2
Dipo Negoro
3
SiaSia
6
In Vain
7
Adjakan
8
A Room
85
Kepada Pelukis Affandi
86
To the Painter Affandi
87
Tjatetan Th 1946
88
Notes for 1946
89
Buat Album DS
90
DS For her Album
91
Nocturno Fragment
92

Invitation
9
Sendiri
10
Alone
11
Pelarian
12
A Fugitive
13
Suara Malam
14
The voice of the Night
15
Aku
16
Me
17
Hukum
18
The Law
19
Taman
20
Our Garden
21
Lagu Biasa
22
An Ordinary Song
23
Kupu Malam Dan Biniku
24
A Whore and My Wife
25
Penerimaan
26
Willingness
27
Kesabaran
28
Patience
29
Perhitungan
30
A ReckoningUp
31
Kenangan
32
Memories
33
Rumahku
34
My House
35
Hampa
36
Empty
37
Kawanku Dan Aku
38
My Friend and I
39
Bertjeri
40
Parting
41
Aku
42
Me Poem 2
43
Tjerita
44
A Story
45
Dimesdjid
46
At the Mosque
47
Kepada PemintaMinta
48
To a Beggar
49
Salamat Tinggal
50
Goodbye
51
untitled
52
Your Mouth
53
Dendam
54
Revenge
55
Merdeka
56
Free
57
untitled
58
We Wobble Along
59
?
60
?
61
1943
62
1943
63
Isa
64
Jesus Christ
65
Doa
66
Prayer
67
Sadjak Putih
68
A Pure Rhyme
69
Dalam Kereta
70
In the Train
71
Siap Sedia
72
Were Ready
73
Kepada Penjair Bohang
76
For the Poet Bohang
77
Lagu Siul
78
Whistling Song
79
Malam
80
Evening
81
Orang Berdua
82
Together
83
Sebuah Kamar
84
A Fragment
93
Tjerita Buat Dien Tamaela
94
A Tale for Dien Tamaela
95
Kabar Dari Luat
98
News from the Sea
99
Sendja Di Palabuhan Ketjil
100
Twilight at a Little Harbor
101
Tjintaku Djauh Dipulau
102
My Loves on a Faraway Island
103
Betina nja Affandi
104
Affandis Slut
105
Situasi
106
Situation
107
Dari Dia
108
From Her
109
Kepada Kawan
110
To a Friend
111
Pemberian Tahu
112
A Proclamation
113
Sadjak Buat Basuki Resobowo
114
Poem for Basaki Resobowo
115
Sorga
116
Heaven
117
Malam Di Pegunungan
118
Evening in the Mountains
119
Tuti Artic
120
Tutis Ice Cream
121
KrawangBekasi
122
KrewandBekasi
123
Persetudjuan Dengan Bung Karno
126
Agreement with Friend Soakarno
127
untitled
128
Like This
129
Ina Mia
130
Ina Mia
131
Perdurit Djaga Malam
132
A Sentry at Night
133
Puntjak
134
On Top of the Mountain
135
Buat Gadis Rasid
136
For Miss Gadis Rasid
137
untitled
138
While the Moon Gleams
139
Aku Berkisar Antara Mereka
140
I Run Around with Them
141
Buat Njonja N
142
For Mrs N
143
Mirat Muda Chairil Muda
144
Mirats Young Chairils young
145
Jang Terampas Dan Jang Luput
146
Some are Plundered Some Escape
147
DeraiDerai Tjemara
148
Fir Trees in Rows
149
untitled
150
Let This Evening Go By
151
untitled
152
Im Back Again
153
untitled
154
Lets Leave Here
155
PROSE
157
Three Against Fate
159
Looking it in the Eye
166
Hoopla
170
Writing Poems Looking at Pictures
172
Radio Talk 1946
174
Three Approaches One Idea
177
Four Aphorisms
180
Excerpts from Letters to HB Jassin
181
APPENDIXES AND BIBLIOGRAPHY
183
Notes on the Indonesian Originals
185
Notes on the English Versions
195
Bibliography
201
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About the author (1970)

Chairil Anwar spent his childhood in Medan, Indonesia, where he was educated at a Dutch school, but in 1940 he was forced to abandon his education when he and his mother moved to Jakarta. Still, Anwar devoted his time to reading poetry and-finding his inspiration in the street life of Jakarta---to writing. Japanese and later Dutch censors prevented him from publishing much of his work. Chairil Anwar wrote at a time of great social and political upheaval-the Japanese wartime occupation of Indonesia as well as the struggle for independence from the Netherlands. His themes reflect personal and social chaos; his style makes a sharp break with the New Poets movement (Pudjangga Baru) by using rhythm, alliteration, and repetition. With the admiration of his contemporaries, he became the acknowledged leader of the postwar literary movement, Generation of '45 (Angkatan '45). Although Anwar's output is limited to some 70 poems, he made an enormous impact on modern Indonesian poetry. Perhaps no Indonesian author's writing has received as much attention, both in terms of critical analysis and of an inspiration to later literary movements, especially the Generation of '66 (Angkatan '66). In 1949, Anwar died of typhus.

Burton Raffel is Distinguished Professor of English at the University of Southwestern Louisiana and author of many books, including Artists All (Penn State, 1991) and The Art of Translating Poetry (Penn State, 1988). He is the translator of Rabelais's Gargantua and Pantagruel (1990), winner of the 1991 French-American Foundation Translation Prize; Balzac's Pere Goriot (1994), and a forthcoming new version of Cervantes's Don Quijote.

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