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  • Museum of Pure Desire by: Nirwan Dewanto Rp150.000

    Museum of Pure Desire contains choice examples of poetry whose richness derives from their destruction of the constraints that surround the genre. Dewanto’s poems challenge the reader to stop and reconsider what first comes to mind upon their reading and to consider an entirely different interpretation altogether; they pull the reader into a state of tension between extreme juxtaposition and hidden logic, between childlike playfulness and calculated detachment.

  • Mysterious Marksman by: Seno Gumira Ajidarma Rp150.000

    Between 1983 and 1985 a series of extrajudicial executions of criminals took place throughout Indonesia in which bodies were found shot and left in public places. The killings, which were later learned to be a government effort to control crime, terrified the unsuspecting public. Three of the stories in this collection are related to this confusing and frightening time. All of the stories deal with despair—sometimes tender, sometimes absurd, sometimes grotesque. These stories touch on moments in the lives of people—assassins, office workers, abandoned wives, children—each struggling to deal with precious memories of the past, bewildering scenes in the present and alarming changes of an uncertain future.

  • Never the Twain by: Abdoel Moeis Rp175.000

    The novel Never the Twain ranks among modern Indonesian fiction’s most popular works. Hanafi, the novel’s protagonist, is madly in love with Corrie du Bussee, a beautiful Eurasian, though he is betrothed to his cousin Rapiah. The romantic conflict serves as an allegory for pre-independent Indonesia when, as it struggled to have a national identity, the nation had to choose between adhering to traditional values or adopting Western notions of progress and humanity.

  • Night’s Disappearance by: Gus Tf Sakai Rp150.000

    In a Gus tf Sakai story, nothing is as it seems. The unexpected is always happening. Supernatural events occur in ordinary settings, turning lives and reality on end. A three-hundred-year-old Torajan mummy refuses to stay dead. A painting takes on a life of its own and paints the painter. Gus tf Sakai’s esoteric tales range across the myriad cultures of the Indonesian archipelago, crossing time and space. They lure the reader into their mystery and reveal the author’s deep sense of humanity, leaving us deeply involved in the lives and predicaments of his characters.

  • Not a Virgin by: Nuril Basri Rp200.000

    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.

    Indonesian version: Bukan Perjaka

     

  • Oh, oh, oh! by: Idrus Rp150.000

    Idrus’s best known collection of stories, Dari Ave Maria ke Jalan Lain ke Roma, from which most of the stories in
    this anthology were drawn, was first published in 1948 and has been in print ever since. Idrus writes about ordinary people and deals with simple, human themes. With the eye of a journalist, Idrus combines factual reportage and fiction based on fact but reworked to heighten their impact and import.

  • Out of Ubud by: Adek Dedees, Amanche Franck OE Ninu, Arif Fitra Kurniawan, Benazir Nafilah, Budy Utamy, Dewi Ria Utari, Zen Hae, Rp150.000

    Outside of Indonesia, little is known about the country’s writers and their works. Helping to change that situation is the annual Ubud Writers and Readers Festival (UWRF) which, since the festival’s first incarnation in 2004, has brought more than 350 Indonesian authors to Ubud to stand alongside their fellow authors from around the world. UWRF is committed to introducing Indonesian writers to an international audience—not just established authors, but also emerging ones. Although this collection is but a small sample of literary works by emerging authors who have joined the festival over the years, it will introduce you to the heart of Indonesia: to a world of hardship and heartbreak, conflict and peace. Each and every story adds to the sum of its parts: the complex and rich culture of one of the world’s most misunderstood nations. In this volume’s stories and poems, penned by authors from Sumatra to Papua of different ethnic groups, languages, and religions, the common thread is the affirming voice of human expression. John McGlynn & Laura Noszlopy (editors), selected the works of Adek Dedees, Amanche Franck OE Ninu, Arif Fitra Kurniawan, Benazir Nafilah, Budy Utamy, Dewi Ria Utari, Emil Amir, Fitrawan Umar, I Nyoman Manda, Ida Ahdiah, Ilham Q Moehiddin, Imam Muhtarom, Irianto Ibrahim, Jaladara, Kurnia Effendi, Mario F Lawi, Mashuri, Mugya Syahreza Santosa, Niduparas Erlang, Olyrison, Reda Gaudiamo, Sunlie Thomas Alexander, Uda Agus, Wa Ode Wulan Ratna, Zeffry Alkatiri, Zelfeni Wimra, and Zen Hae for the anthology.

  • Pariyem’s Confession by: Linus Suryadi

    Pariyem’s Confession is a long poem written in the first person–in the voice of a woman. It tells the story of a woman from a rural area who comes to the city of Yogyakarta, works as a maid for an aristocratic family, gets pregnant by the family son, has his child, then returns to work for them. As she tells her tale, Pariyem muses on eroticism, Javanese customs, and social change. Her story is a search for contentment and her life journey a means to teach her the secrets to fulfillment.

  • Persembahan Agung para Raja – Sesaji Raja Suya (Indonesian Edition) by: Purbo Asmoro Rp225.000

    A terrifying and evil king, Jarasandha, is terrorizing the world—taking over countries, imprisoning just and popular kings, and ravaging havoc on communities around the world.  The heroic Pandhawa family of five brothers craft a plan together with Kresna to put on a very special ceremony of offerings that will help forge peace in the world. Jarasandha, meanwhile, has made his own pact with the evil forces in the underworld, to sacrifice one hundred kings in order to secure his power. He needs three more leaders, as he has already taken control over ninety-seven. As the three leaders Arjuna, Kresna, and Bima face off with Jarasandha in his kingdom of Giribajra, a grand debate begins on the nature of belief, religion, and rituals—Jarasandha insisting he is in the right, and Kresna debating his every point. The story comes to a climax when the Pandhawa actually do go through with their ceremony of offerings, and various challenges to their own peace of mind force them to examine their own beliefs.

    Buku ini adalah terjemahan bahasa Indonesia transkrip lakon Sesaji Raja Suya yang dipentaskan dalam tiga gaya: pakeliran klasik (garap tradisi pedesaan), pakeliran ngarap semalam, dan pakeliran padat. Berkisah tentang kekejian Raja Jarasandha yang menangkap dan akan menyembelih seratus raja untuk persembahan. Arjuna, Bima, dibantu Kresna, berhasil mengalahkan Jarasandha dan membebaskan para raja tawanan. Seratus raja tersebut kemudian bersumpah setia kepada Pandawa dan mendukung upacara yang dinamakan Sesaji Raja Suya.

    Another books in this package:

    The Grand Offering of the Kings – Sesaji Raja Suya (English Edition)

    Sesaji Raja Suya (Javanese Edition)

    Rama’s Crown – Makutharama (English Edition)

    Mahkota Rama – Makutharama (Indonesia Edition)

    Makutharama (Javanese Edition)

    Gamelan Scores

  • Plaited arts from the Borneo Rainforest by: Bernard Sellato Rp700.000

    Borneo has one of the most richest basketry traditions in the world; the sophisticated sense of design, rich iconography, and complex social and ceremonial efficacy of the plaited objects created there are unsurpassed. Plaited arts from the Borneo Rainforest explores how people in Borneo rely on plaited articles, whether for daily use or in the ritual sphere. With more than 1.500 color photographs and illutsrations, Plaited Arts is an essential work for libraries, collectors, and scholars a like.

  • Rama’s Crown – Makutharama (English Edition) by: Purbo Asmoro Rp225.000

    The world has been struck by multiple natural disasters (earthquakes, land slides, volcanic eruptions, tsunamis), causing great suffering for the common people. Various corrupt officials are taking advantage of the situation, and things are getting worse. Arjuna, the princely hero from the Pandhawa family, has vowed to do something to help. His advisor Semar tells him about a gift of inspired leadership that the gods are planning to hand down to a worthy mortal—the legendary King Rama’s philosophy of leadership from generations past. The antagonists, the family of Kurawa brothers also struggles for possession of the god’s boon. As the story unfolds, it includes numerous secondary plots about characters from Ramayana: Wibisana, Kumbakarna, and Dasamuka. They have yet to have peace in eternity and are still working out their destiny. Finally, Arjuna meets with an ascetic up in the mountains, and receives the philosophy of inspired leadership, which will lead to a more peaceful future.

    Another books in this package:

    The Grand Offering of the Kings – Sesaji Raja Suya (English Edition)

    Persembahan Agung para Raja – Sesaji Raja Suya (Indonesian Edition)

    Sesaji Raja Suya (Javanese Edition)

    Mahkota Rama – Makutharama (Indonesian Edition)

    Makutharama (Javanese Edition)

    Gamelan Scores

  • Raumanen by: Marianne Katoppo

    FORTH COMING PUBLICATION:

    Raumanen, a prize-winning novel by Marianne Katoppo, tells the story of Monang, a handsome but wayward Batak man, and Raumanen, a young Minahasa woman who, though educated and intelligent, is also a “soft touch” when it comes to love. As is deftly revealed by the author in this novel, even in modern day Indonesia, matters of religion and ethnicity can greatly affect–for better or worse-the course of a couple’s relationship.

     

     

  • Sermon on the Mount by: Kuntowijoyo Rp175.000

    Sermon on the Mount is the story of one man’s spiritual fulfillment. The story
is told through the eyes of Barman,
an older man whose son moves him
to a luxurious vacation home in the mountains where he is expected to
live out the rest of his days in peace. A young and attractive women is assigned to care for him. Though all of his physical needs have been accounted for, Barman is in need of spiritual sustenance and thus begins his quest.

  • Sesaji Raja Suya (Javanese Edition) by: Purbo Asmoro Rp225.000

    A terrifying and evil king, Jarasandha, is terrorizing the world—taking over countries, imprisoning just and popular kings, and ravaging havoc on communities around the world.  The heroic Pandhawa family of five brothers craft a plan together with Kresna to put on a very special ceremony of offerings that will help forge peace in the world. Jarasandha, meanwhile, has made his own pact with the evil forces in the underworld, to sacrifice one hundred kings in order to secure his power. He needs three more leaders, as he has already taken control over ninety-seven. As the three leaders Arjuna, Kresna, and Bima face off with Jarasandha in his kingdom of Giribajra, a grand debate begins on the nature of belief, religion, and rituals—Jarasandha insisting he is in the right, and Kresna debating his every point. The story comes to a climax when the Pandhawa actually do go through with their ceremony of offerings, and various challenges to their own peace of mind force them to examine their own beliefs.

    Another books in this package:

    The Grand Offering of the Kings – Sesaji Raja Suya (English Edition)

    Persembahan Agung para Raja – Sesaji Raja Suya (Indonesian Edition)

    Rama’s Crown – Makutharama (English Edition)

    Mahkota Rama – Makutharama (Indonesia Edition)

    Makutharama (Javanese Edition)

    Gamelan Scores

  • Shackles by: Armijn Pane Rp150.000

    Shackles is the story of a love triangle. Dr Sukartono and his independent-minded wife, Tini, are facing marital problems when the singer Rohayah enters into the mix. Unlike Tini, Rohayah is ready to provide Sukartono with the devotion he lacks at home. This story illustrates the confusion experienced by many Indonesians of the pre-independence generation as they struggled to overcome problems stemming from their tradition-bound society.

  • Sitti Nurbaya by: Marah Rusli Rp200.000

    The 1922 novel Sitti Nurbaya, retains the poignancy that made it a modern Indonesian classic. Its social impact was great and the indignities suffered by the women in this novel are still controversial topics todays. Rich in description, dense with ironic foreboding and the inexorable workings of fate, Sitti Nurbaya is so much more than Samsu and Sitti Nurbaya’s ill-fated love story. The novel also documents the conflict between the younger generation and their elder’s stifling traditions.