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  • Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 2 (1931-1945) by: Kwee Tek Hoay, Armijn Pane, Sanusi Pane, Saadah Alim, Adlin Affandi, Usmar Ismail, Merayu Sukma, Kotot Soekardi, Aoh K. Hadimadja, Rp200.000

    The play in 1930s era is a room drama – a drama known better as literature rather than a play. Players in this period of time were not familiar with art performances. But as political way almost closed, they chose to disseminate socio-political ideas through literature or play. The Japanese arrivals in early 1940s changed that. Japan required all arts to be a propaganda tool, and sensory became stricter. But in the 12 plays in this second chapter, the players still insert reform ideas in plays written on colonial times as well as Japanese occupation period.

    Another books:

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 1 (1895-1930)

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 3 (1946-1968)

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 4 (1969-2000)

  • Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 3 (1946-1968) by: D. Suradji, Utuy Tatang Sontani, Mh. Rustandi Kartakusuma, Mohammad Ali, Sitor Situmorang, Nasjah Djamin, Joebaar Ajoeb, Misbach Yusa Biran, Agam Wispi, Motinggo Boesje, Mohamad Diponegoro, B. Soelarto, Arifin C. Noer, Iwan Simatupang, Rp200.000

    Until the tenth year after Independence, revolution was still a dominant theme in all Indonesian literature genres, including plays. A drastic change and somewhat forced into an independent nation caused a lot of issues due to unpreparedness and sudden anticipation, which was not well planned. The obscurity of post-independence and disorganized “independence” concept was the things that were revealed: cursed, regretted, and mocked in most of the play in this third chapter. The players produced characters tasked to talk about independence impact to the society at large.

    Another books:

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 1 (1895-1930)

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 2 (1931-1945)

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 4 (1969-2000)

  • Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 4 (1969-2000) by: Iwan Simatupang, Arifin C. Noer, Kuntowijoyo, Putu Wijaya, Noorca Marendra Massardi, Rendra, Wisran Hadi, Saini K.M., Yudhistira ANM Massardi, Rp200.000

    The establishment of Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM) on 1968 affects the art development as a whole in Indonesia. With the establishment of a theatre there, the theater pupil started to set strategies for public establishment and chose scripts accordingly to the socio-cultural and political contexts at that time. In New Order creations, it was felt the effort to be free from the pressure of the Old Order and succeeded to create artistic reformation, which before was forced to be loyal to realism, whereas at the end of the New Order, most of the creations tend to lean on realism-socialist ideas.

    Another books:

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 1 (1895-1930)

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 2 (1931-1945)

    Antologi Drama Indonesia, Jilid 3 (1946-1968)

  • Antologi Puisi Indonesia: Melacak Sejarah Bangsa Abad Ke-20 Melalui Puisi by: Rp300.000

    Antologi Puisi Indonesia presents a wide- ranging selection of twentieth-century poetry, more than 450 poems by more than 240 authors. This anthology o ers a vivid portrait of twentieth-century Indonesia as seen through the lens of its poetry. As a complement to the Lontar anthologies of Indonesian drama and short stories, The Lontar Anthology
    of Indonesian Poetry offers the unique opportunity to explore the trajectories of a nation and its people through its poetry, which continues to act as the barometer of Indonesian literary life.

  • Anxiety Myths by: Afrizal Malna Rp150.000

    In a writing career spanning more than thirty years, Afrizal Malna has published several major collections of poetry and has seen his poems translated into several languages. Afrizal is concerned with questioning language and with bodily engagement with public and private spaces. It is through the appearance of everyday objects that his poems emerge as a repository of the cultural meanings of space and objects in Indonesia’s everyday modernity. His poems maintain a fine balance between consistency of style and variations in theme. These are poems that trace the quickly changing urban trajectory of present day Indonesia.

  • Ars Poetica & Other Thought Pieces by: Hasif Amini Rp100.000

    The book’s title, Ars Poetica, clues you in: the essays herein constitute a reflection on the art of poetry. With their lyrical language, Hasif’s essays are practically poems in disguise. Hasif writes as if in conversation with a friend for whom there is no need to lecture or show-off his knowledge.

  • Before Dawn by: Sapardi Djoko Damono Rp150.000

    Sapardi Djoko Damono, one of Indonesia’s most productive and popular poets first began writing poetry as a high school student in the mid- 1950s. Before Dawn includes poems written by the author over a forty year time span, from 1961 to 2001. Arranged as they are in chronological order, the poems in Before Dawn together form a kind of poetic autobiography.

    In “One Night,” written in 1964, the author is a young Muslim boy crying outside the church door as his classmates celebrate Christmas. In the 1967 poem, “For my Wife,” he is a young husband telling his wife that “the earth holds a spray of flowers, just for you.” In the 1981 poem, “In the Hands of Children,” he is now a doting father marveling that “in the hands of children, paper becomes Sinbad’s ship.” Jump to the 1989 poem, “At the Restaurant,” and he is now middle aged and wondering about the constancy of relationships – whether two people can ever truly share an eternal love. And finally, in the 2001 title poem, “Before Dawn,” the poet is a much older man, whose concerns are mental and physical frailty and, of course, death.

    Available in e-book

  • Borobudur and other poems by: Jennifer Mackenzie Rp95.000

    At the time of the construction of the Borobudur in the ninth century, Buddhism had been established in Java for several centuries. Jennifer Mackenzie’s Borobodur, an exquisite long poem, tells the story of its legendary architect, Gunavarman, and of Indonesia’s mystical monument with cultural understanding, sensitivity, and great feeling. Like Gunavarman by the poem’s end, Mackenzie becomes a “dot on the horizon” leaving us stilled in silence

  • Borrowed Body & Other Poems by: Joko Pinurbo Rp100.000

    Joko Pinurbo’s poetry is immediately recognizable for its simple language, accessibility, and the recurrent use of a number of speci c but unusual motifs. His poems deal with a wide range of interpersonal relationships, with gures who engage in prosaic narratives that are deeply ironic, full of dark humor, and interwoven with nostalgia.

  • Bui Ihi: The Cooling of the Harvest and other Poems by: Mario F Lawi Rp50.000

    Lawi’s poems are a calm and intimate read that indulge in the use of metaphoric descriptions of nature and free flowing verses. This collection evokes his religious upbringing and traditions within his family and community while intertwining a sort of confessional exploration on the role and process of being a poet.

  • Bukan Perjaka by: Nuril Basri Rp150.000

    In this coming-of-age novel four Indonesian high-school students seek to discover what their future will bring and find answers to their questions about sexuality. With characters ranging from cross-dressing hairdressers, drag queens, and rent boys to fanatic Muslims and low-life security personnel, the action of this tragicomedy moves between an Islamic boarding school and a gay bar in Jakarta, and in so doing illuminates the mindset and yearnings of a new generation of Indonesians.

    English version: Not A Virgin

  • Caravanserai by: Rio Johan Rp50.000

    Caravanserai is a story set in Persian antiquity about a brother and sister who are adopted by a merchant called Uncle Babar. It is an exploration of the abuse of power within polygamy and the exploitation of sexuality through pedophilia. This story challenges the taboo of homosexuality by expressing very intimate desires and accounts between the male characters.

  • Ceremony by: Korrie Rayun Lampan Rp150.000

    A coming-of-age story, a tapestry of erotic and tragic liaisons, a dreamscape of nightmares and wonders. But Ceremony is, above all, a tribute to the ceremony-rich life of the Benuaq Dayak, one of the many “upriver people” of Kalimantan. This post-modern (and first) novel by Korrie Layun Rampan took Indonesian literary scene by storm when it won the Jakarta Arts Council’s novel writing competition award in 1977. After winning the award, Korrie continued to establish himself as one of Indonesia’s major literary figures, but four decades later, Ceremony still has the power to thrill, awe, and mystify readers. This edition is graced by an informative introduction by noted French scholar, Bernard Sellato, on the rituals of the Benuaq Dayak people. It also contains a critique of the original edition by Indonesian poet and translator Dodong Djiwapradja.

  • Conversations by: Budi Darma Rp150.000

    Budi Darma’s stories are absurdist and surreal. Often in conversation form, they draw content from mythology, legends, and fables. There is an omnipresent mood of darkness that pervades much of his writing; a kind of bleak perspective that lies behind a thin cloak of normality and peace. In the modernist manner, Darma is interested in style, structure, themes, and plot. Yet at the same time, he disavows himself of the role of creator and regards his short stories as being the result of something external.

  • Departures by: Nh. Dini Rp175.000

    As a flight attendant for the new Indonesian Airlines, Elisa is determined to establish her independence and find a place where she really belongs. With a troubled family background and almost no knowledge of her ancestors, Elisa is searching for her true identity. The search for her true father proves to be heartbreaking and Elisa grows to hope that her marriage to a handsome Javanese man she fell deeply in love with will give her a sense of belonging ad stability. In this novel, Elisa learns what it means to be a young woman finding her way in the troubled early years of Indonesia’s independence.

  • Di Balik Kaca by: Andrei Aksana Rp100.000

    Di Balik Kaca brings together, in Indonesian, the same twenty stories published in Menagerie 7. Not only do the stories herein disprove the persistent but baseless myth that all forms of sexuality and sexual behavior that fall outside the norm of accepted heterosexual behavior are not, somehow, “Indonesian,” they also show that the Indonesian archipelago is as multi-sexual as it is multi-ethnic.