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    Nirwan Dewanto

ISBN: 9786029144963

The Origin of Happiness & Other Poems

by: Nirwan Dewanto

Nirwan Dewanto’s poems invite readers to explore a world which, at a glance, might seem familiar yet always conceals something beneath the surface –or vice versa. Objects and items normally encountered in everyday life appear very different in Nirwan’s poems, exhibiting a character and mien not common to them in real life.

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Nirwan Dewanto’s poems invite readers to explore a world which, at a glance, might seem familiar yet always conceals something beneath the surface –or vice versa. Objects and items normally encountered in everyday life appear very different in Nirwan’s poems, exhibiting a character and mien not common to them in real life. ISBN: 9786029144963
Publish Date: 2015
Page Count: 90 pages
Nirwan Dewanto (Surabaya, East Java, September 28, 1961) has a degree in geology from the Bandung Institute of Technology and is known as a literary critic, art curator and actor. He is also an editor for the journal Kalam, editor of the literature page in Koran Tempo newspaper and program director of the Salihara Arts Community in Jakarta. His collection of essays is Senjakala Kebudayaan (1996). Both of his poetry collections, Jantung Lebah Ratu (2008) and Buli Buli Lima Kaki (2010), won Khatulistiwa Literary Awards. The Origin of Happiness & Other Poems (2015), published in Lontar Foundation’s BTW series, features a selection of his poems translated into English and German.
Translator :John McGlynn
Translator :Helga Blazy
Helga Blazy first studied psychology at university but later on studied General Linguistics, Malay, Indonesian, and Austronesian languages and literatures. For twenty years, she worked at Cologne University teaching regional Indonesian and Austronesian languages and modern Indonesian literature. Her translations of Indonesian poetry and short stories have appeared in Kita, a journal published by the German-Indonesian Society (Deutsch-Indonesischen Gesellschaft) and her translations of essays on modern Indonesian and Malaysian literature in Tenggara, Orientierungen, and elsewhere. Her translation of the poetic work of Subagio Sastrowardoyo, Wirf dies Wort, was published by Horlemann Verlag in 1995.

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Weight 44 kg
Dimensions 4.4 x 7 cm

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