Modern Indonesian literature

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Springer Science & Business Media, Mar 9, 2013 - Language Arts & Disciplines - 308 pages
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The histQry of this book dates back exactly 20 years. When I first set foot on the shores O'f Indonesia in September 1947, I was, amongst other things, assigned the task 0'£ teaching Malay literature in an advanced teacher-training course, with the instructiOon to' lay stress on modern literature. This was easier said than done, as very little had been written Oon the subject, and few materials were available to me. From this period I recall with great gratitude the regular and friendly contacts I had with Mr. Sutan Takdir Alisjahbana, whO' in many ways me with information and documentatiO'n. helped The editQrs of the magazine "Kritiek en Opbouw" found my lecture nffies Qn some pre-war authors worth publishing. These articles, with an introduction on Bahasa Indonesia and some other additiQns, were subsequently coUected and published by Pembangunan under the title Voltooid Voorspel (Completed Prelude) (Djakarta 1950). The little book sold fairly quickly, but rather than publishing a new edition in Dutch the publisher was interested in bringing out an Indo~ nesian adaptation. Much material was added, the larger part of which had been CQllected by writing occasional reviews Qf Indonesian literary works for the Dutch newspaper Nieuwsgier in Djakarta. The text of the book was very conscientiously turned intO' Bahasa Indonesia by Anku Raihul Amar gl.
 

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Contents

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Novels in Various Sumatran Settings
66
Hamka as a Novelist
69
Story Tellers and Roman Pitjisan
72
Various nonSumatran Novels
75
Prewar and Postwar Literature Armijn Pané as a link?
79
Armijn Panés Belenggu
81
Amir Hamzah Seal of Malay and Herald of Indonesian Poetry
84
Idrus
159
Pramudya Ananta Tur
163
Sitor Situmorang
180
Utuy Tatang Sontani
190
Mochtar Lubis
195
Trisno Sumardjo
199
Achdiat Karta Mihardja
202
Minor Poets of the Angkatan 45
206

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Novel and StoryWriting under the Japanese Occupation
107
PlayWriting under the Japanese Occupation
110
The Angkatan 45 Documentation
114
The Angkatan 45 Meetings Congresses Symposia
118
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The Angkatan 45 Chairil Anwar and Vitalism
122
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126
Asrul Sani Sitor Situmorang and the Ideals of the Angka tan 45
129
The Marxists and the Angkatan 45
134
Discussion on the Crisis in Literature
139
Broader Framework of the Angkatan 45
142
Chairil Anwar
145
Some PostWar Women Authors
212
Minor Prose Writers of the Angkatan 45
215
Odds and Ends
218
The Angkatan Terbaru
227
Three Javanese Poets
232
Prose Writers of the Younger Generation
241
Epilogue The Manifes Kebudajaan and the Angkatan 66
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LIST OF ABBREVIATIONS
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BIBLIOGRAPHY II
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