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    Karta Kusumah

ISBN: 978-623-7150-02-2

Instructions for Killing the Past

by: Karta Kusumah

Instructions for Killing the Past is a very playfully funny and absurd collection of short-stories that mostly seem to center around an ambiguous ‘Ivan’ figure. These stories entail an openness about serial masturbation following profound hallucinatory story-telling about nature, a dark, macabre love between a man and a bird and confessional self-help instructions that was

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Instructions for Killing the Past is a very playfully funny and absurd collection of short-stories that mostly seem to center around an ambiguous ‘Ivan’ figure. These stories entail an openness about serial masturbation following profound hallucinatory story-telling about nature, a dark, macabre love between a man and a bird and confessional self-help instructions that was probably intended for the author all along. ISBN: 978-623-7150-02-2
Publish Date: 2019
Page Count: 134 pages
Karta Kusumah is a playwright, poet and short-story writer born in Palembang, South Sumatra in 1988. His stories have appeared in many print media and anthologies as well as in his recently published collection, Panduan Membunuh Masa Lalu, (Erka Publishing, 2016).
Translator :Mary Zurbuchen
Mary S. Zurbuchen first came to Indonesia to teach English in Bali in 1972, which led her to conduct research in Indonesian languages and literary arts, the study of historical memory, and social justice in international education. She obtained a Masters in Southeast Asian Studies and a Doctorate in Linguistics from the University of Michigan. She has spent much of her professional career working in the field of philanthropy, first as the Ford Foundation’s Program Officer for Culture in Indonesia and India between 1983 and 1991, then as the Foundation’s Representative in Jakarta from 1992 to 2000. From 2000 to 2003 she was Visiting Professor at the International Institute of the University of California, Los Angeles. From 2003 to 2013, she was Director for Asia and Russia at the Ford Foundation International Fellowships Program. Zurbuchen is the author of The Language of Balinese Shadow Theater (Princeton 1987). Edited titles include Beginning to Remember: The Past in the Indonesian Present (University of Washington/National University of Singapore 2005) and Origins, Journeys and Returns: Social Justice in International Higher Education (Social Science Research Council 2009). Now an independent scholar and consultant, Zurbuchen lives in California.

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Dimensions 11 x 18 cm