Tales from Djakarta: Caricatures of Circumstances and Their Human Beings
Tales from Djakarta is a collection of thirteen short stories written between 1948 and 1956 - a period of bitter transition from the revolutionary era to the beginnings of military rule in Indonesia. These stories not only give us a taste of Pramoedya's earlier writings, but also lead us on a tragic tour through mid-century Jakarta with her downtrodden residents as our guides.
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