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    Nirwan Dewanto

ISBN: 978-602-6978-82-0

Museum of Pure Desire

by: Nirwan Dewanto

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

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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. ISBN: 978-602-6978-82-0
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Page Count: 156
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 H. McGlynn
October 14, 1952
John H. McGlynn, a graduate of the University of Michigan Ann Arbor (1981), lives in Jakarta where, in 1987, he established the Lontar Foundation, the only organization in the world devoted to the publication of Indonesian literature in translation. Through Lontar, he has overseen the publication of close to two hundred books on Indonesian literature and culture. Also through Lontar, he has produced twenty-four films on Indonesian writers and more than thirty films on Indonesian performance traditions. McGlynn is a contributing editor to several literary journals, including Manoa, Words Without Borders, Warscapes, and Cordite Review. He is a member of the Association of Asian Studies (AAS) and the Asia Pacific Writers and Translators Association (APWT) and the as well as a trustee of the American Indonesian Exchange Foundation (AMINEF), which oversees the U.S. government-sponsored Fulbright and Humphrey scholarship programs in Indonesia. He is also supervisor of the Indonesian National Book Committee’s Literary- and Translation-Funding Programs.

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Dimensions 14 x 21.6 cm