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    Mas Marco Kartodikromo

A Student Named Hijo by: Mas Marco Kartodikromo
Sinopsis: A Student Named Hijo has been recognized for depicting a new Indonesian youth culture that has adopted Western cultural and lingual facets. By contrasting traditional Javanese and Dutch cultural values, the author advocated a view that the two are incompatible…

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Marco Kartodikromo Born: March 1890 Marco Kartodikromo, who is also known by his pen name “Mas Marco,” was born in Blora, Central Java in 1890. This journalist and writer was the first Indonesian writer to openly criticize the Dutch colonial government and the country’s pervasive feudalism. He is also considered to be the first Indonesian writer to consciously depict class struggles in his work…

 

 

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