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    Arifin C. Noer, Rendra, Putu Wijaya, Noorca Marendra Massardi, Akhudiat, Wisran Hadi, Saini K.M., Yudhistira ANM Massardi, N. Riantiarno, Aspar Paturusi, Afrizal Malna, Ratna Sarumpaet,

ISBN: 9786029144505

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry: The Twentieth Century in Poetry

by: Arifin C. Noer, Rendra, Putu Wijaya, Noorca Marendra Massardi, Akhudiat, Wisran Hadi, Saini K.M., Yudhistira ANM Massardi, N. Riantiarno, Aspar Paturusi, Afrizal Malna, Ratna Sarumpaet,

The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry presents a wide-ranging selection of twentieth-century poetry, more than 325 poems by more than 180 authors, available for the first time in English translation. In Indonesia poetry enjoys a status far and above all other genres. Popular with the public in a way that’s unimaginable in the West, poetry

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The Lontar Anthology of Indonesian Poetry presents a wide-ranging selection of twentieth-century poetry, more than 325 poems by more than 180 authors, available for the first time in English translation. In Indonesia poetry enjoys a status far and above all other genres. Popular with the public in a way that’s unimaginable in the West, poetry is accessible through newspapers, magazines, radio, television, films and poetry readings. Major historical issues are articulated and negotiated through poetry, such as decolonization and the emergence of national consciousness, ethnic and gendered identities, and the environmental and social effects of modernization. This anthology offers 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.

ISBN: 9786029144505
EditorEditor : John H McGlynn, Dorothea Rosa Herliany, Deborah Cole (editors)
Publish Date: 2017
Page Count: 628 pages

Dilahirkan di Cirebon, Jawa Barat, 10 Maret 1941, meninggal di Jakarta, 28 Mei 1995. Pendidikan terakhir Fakultas Sosial Politik Universitas Cokroaminoto, Yogyakarta. Mula-mula aktif dalam Teater Muslim (di bawah pimpinan Mohammad Diponegoro) dan Bengkel Teater (di bawah pimpinan Rendra) di Yogyakarta. la kemudian mendirikan Teater Kecil ketika sudah pindah ke Jakarta (1968). Tahun 1972-1973 ia mengikuti International Writing Program di Universitas lowa, lowa City, Amerika Serikat. la juga adalah seorang sutradara film yang menghasilkan banyak karya yang dikagumi.

Karya-karyanya antara lain: Nurul Aini (kumpulan puisi, 1963), Lampu Neon (drama, 1963), Siti Aisah (kumpulan puisi, 1964), Puisi-puisi yang Kehilangan Puisi (kumpulan puisi, 1967), Mega-Mega (drama, 1967), Air pasang Pengantin (drama, 1968), Kapai-Kapai (drama, 1970), Seorang Pengemis, Seorang Laki- laki Tua, Prita Istri Kita, Nenek Tercinta, Matahari di Sebuah Jalan Kecil, Sumur Tanpa Dasar (drama, 1971) Kasir Kita (drama, 1972), Tengul (drama, 1973), Orkes Madun (drama, 1974), Umang-Umang (drama, 1976), Sondek, Pemuda Pekerja (drama, 1979), Selamat Pagi Jajang (kumpulan puisi, 1979), A-A, I-I, U-U (drama, 1994), Nyanyian Sepi (kumpulan puisi, 1995). 

People still call him “Willy” although his name changed to Wahyu Sulaiman Rendra when he converted to Islam in 1970. From birth until the age of 35, he was known as Willibrordus Surendra Broto, or W.S. Rendra. Rendra is known not only as a poet, but also as a dramatist. Born in Solo, Central Java, on Thursday, November 7, 1935, from a Javanese Catholic family. He was educated from kindergarten through high school in the city of his birth. He continued his studies at the Literature Department at Gajah Mada University in Yogyakarta. His enjoyment of dramatic performance began when he was in high school. In 1957, Rendra won the literary award from the Consultative Body for National Cultural (Badan Musawarat Kebudayaan Nasional) for his poetry compilation Balada Orang-orang Tercinta. His name was immediately championed as the master ballad verse, and subsequently many young Indonesian poets imitated his style. He received numerous awards, among them the Wertheim Encourage Award 1991, and the SEA-Write Award 1996. In the 1980’s, he became known as “a leaflet poet” as he wrote socially conscious poetry.  He is respected by the public at large for his courage and skill at articulating the aspirations of society. His poems have been translated to many languages, including English, Dutch, German, Japanese, Russian and Hindi. In1957, he had the opportunity to visit the Soviet Union; he also lived in the United States for three years (1964 – 1967) while studying at the American Academy of Dramatic Art, New York. After returning from New York, Rendra founded the Bengkel Theater. With his apprentices at Bengkel, he caused a great public stir with their “Kaum Urakan” encampment at Parangtritis beach in 1972. Sunarti Suwandi (Almarhum) is his first wife. She was the woman who inspired much of Rendra’s early poetry. In 1970, Rendra converted to Islam and married Sitoresmi Prabuningrat, one of his colleagues from Bengkel Theater.  Currently, Rendra lives with his third wife, Ken Zuraida, and his Bengkel Theater protégés in the village of Cipayung on 2.5 hectares of farmland and livestock to provide for their daily needs
Putu Wijaya or I Gusti Ngurah Putu Wijaya, (Tabanan, Bali, April 11, 1944) is an extremely versatile writer. He writes dramas, short stories, essays, novels, poetry and film and television scripts, and also paints. He founded and has led the Mandiri theater group since 1971. He has worked as a journalist for Ekspres, Tempo and Zaman, and has been a guest lecturer at the University of Wisconsin and the University of Illinois in the United States, and at the Jakarta Art Institute. His fiction resurrects the absurd in Indonesian society. His theater group’s principles are “to start from whatever is there” and “mental terrorism.” His most important plays are Bila Malam Bertambah Malam (1970), Aduh (1972), Anu (1975) and Dag Dig Dug (1976). His novels include Bila Malam Bertambah Malam (1971), Telegram (1973), Pabrik (1976), Stasiun (1977), Keok (1978), Nyali (1980), Pol (1987), Putri: Buku Pertama (2004) and Putri: Buku Kedua (2004). His short story collections include Gres (1982), Blok (1994), Darah (1995), Zig Zag (1996) and Tidak (1999). His collection of poetry is Dadaku adalah Perisaiku (1974), and his compilation of essays is Ngeh (1997). He has received several awards for art and literature, including the SEA Write Award (1980), the Citra Trophy for his scenarios Perawan Desa (1980) and Kembang Kertas (1985), the Satya Lencana Award for Culture (2004), the Achmad Bakrie Award fo Literature (2007) and the Jakarta Academy Award (2009).
(Jakarta, June 7, 1957) writes poetry, essays, short stories and plays. He is known for his unique use of the Indonesian language to portray urban life and for his exploration of the world of objects. He studied at the Driyarkara School of Philosophy in Jakarta but did not graduate. He has published two novels: Lubang dari Separuh Langit (2004) and Kepada Apakah (2014). His short stories were collected in Seperti Novel yang Malam Mengisahkan Manusia (2003). He has published ten books of poetry, including Abad yang Berlari (1984), which won an award from the Buku Utama Foundation; Yang Berdiam dalam Mikrofon (1990); Arsitektur Hujan (1995); Kalung dari Teman (1998); Kawan-Kawan dari Atap Bahasa (2008); Museum Penghancur Dokumen (2013); and Berlin Proposal (2015). His essay collections include Sesuatu Indonesia (2000) and Perjalanan Teater Kedua (2010). His poetry collection Teman-Temanku dari Atap Bahasa was chosen by Tempo magazine as Best Literary Work of 2008 and received an award from the Center for Language Advocacy and Development. He has received numerous awards, including the Radio Netherlands Worldwide Golden Windmill Award (1981), the Literature Award from the Jakarta Arts Council (1984), the SEA Write Award (2010), the Language Center Award (2010) and the Khatulistiwa Literary Award (2013).

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