Drought

Drought

Synopsis Drought, a translation of Iwan Simatupang’s novel, Kering (1972), is a joyous celebration of life and human commitment. Its hero is an ex-student, ex-soldier, and ex-bandit, who decides to transmigrate to one of the outer islands of Indonesia to restart life as a farmer. His near failure brings him into contact with a wonderful range of inspired madmen—bureaucrats, bandits, psychiatrists, religious teachers, and the beautiful woman known simply as the V.I.P. Combined, these characters bring into question the normalcy of conventional society. Drought shows Simatupang writing at the height of his powers and is a lyrical testimony to the strength—and the unpredictability—of the human character. Metadata Imprint: BookCyclone Publication date: 12 March, 2013 ISBN: 9789881554123 E-book formats: ePub, Kindle, PDF Word count: 111,000 Price (e-book): US$11.99 Buy Ebook: Amazon Smashwords    ...

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The Pilgrim

The Pilgrim

Summary: The Pilgrim is one of the most unusual novels to have ever been published in Indonesia. It is a complex mixture, uniting a poetic lyricism with meditation on life, death and art. The novels chief characters are an artist and a cemetery overseer; the former representing emotion and the latter, reason, conflicting aspects of human nature. Despite the characters’ antagonism and cruelty they are, in some ways, very similar: both represent forms of creativity, philosophy and art. Both exist outside conventional society. Both are searching for genuine human values and are aware of their shortcomings. In The Pilgrim, the chaos of thought and feeling represent the chaos of life’s own randomness. When first published, The Pilgrim was hailed as the first really modern Indonesian novel and the beginning of a completely new path in Indonesian writing. Price: USD 9.99, HKD 78.99 Author/Editor: Iwan Simatupang Publisher: The Lontar Foundation   ISBN: 978-988-15164-5-9 Buy: Amazon Barnes & Nobles Omnilit.com Kalahari (S.Africa)...

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