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    Mas Marco Kartodikromo

ISBN: 978-602-9144-40-6

A Student Named Hijo

by: Mas Marco Kartodikromo

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. This includes love, described in the novel as something only those with a Dutch education

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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. This includes love, described in the novel as something only those with a Dutch education would attempt to find. Rejected for publication by Balai Pustaka, the Dutch controlled publishing house, the work is now considered a classic.
ISBN: 978-602-9144-40-6
Publish Date: 2016
Page Count: 124 pages
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. Indonesian literature was born from a nationalist understanding and Marco is seen as one the first true Indonesian writers. As an author, he is most well known for his 1918 novel, Student Hidjo , translated and published by Lontar under the title A Student Named Hidjo. Because of his membership in the Communist Party of Indonesia, after a 1926 Communist-led revolt, he was exiled by the colonial authorities to Boven-Digoel prison camp in Papua where he died of malaria in 1932.
Translator :Paul Tickell

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Weight 0.18 kg
Dimensions 14 x 21.6 cm