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    S. Rukiah

ISBN: 9789798083778

The Fall and the Heart

by: S. Rukiah

The Fall and the Heart by S. Rukiah, first published in 1951, is a classic from Indonesia’s revolutionary era. Our lead character is a young, middle-class woman who’s in conflict with her family because of her lover. The Fall and the Heart is a thoughtful rendition of young people’s emotions, with one foot set on revolution and the other set on personal crisis.


The Fall and the Heart by S Rukiah is one of the lesser known classics of the Indonesian revolutionary era and arguably the strongest piece of prose writing by an Indonesian woman author before the 1970s. Rukiah’s account of a young, middle-class woman’s experiences with her lover, her family, and the struggle for independence is deceptive in its simplicity and is a rare and thoughtful rendition of the ideas and emotions of young people who had one foot in the revolution for its own sake and the other foot in the revolution as a reflection of personal crisis. ISBN: 9789798083778
Publish Date: 2010
Page Count: 114 pages
Translator :John McGlynn

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Dimensions 14.5 x 21.5 cm

“The Fall and the Heart”

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