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Pramoedya Ananta Toer Summary

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Essays & Analysis (19)

559 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Crace notes that, despite its “occasionally bloated narrative style,” Child of All Nations is a charming and ambitious novel. It is easy to understand why Child ... Read more
1,396 words, approx. 5 pages
In the following essay, Scott provides a thematic and stylistic overview of Pramoedya's Buru Quartet and argues that the series is a “classic of Indonesian literature.” There is n... Read more
576 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Coppola commends House of Glass as an effective conclusion to the author's Buru series and notes that the Indonesian government's ban on Pramoedya's liter... Read more
960 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following interview, Pramoedya discusses his reaction to the political situation in Indonesia after the fall of the New Order. The acrid smoke from a kretek cigarette curls up from his mouth as... Read more
2,650 words, approx. 9 pages
In the following interview, originally conducted on May 21, 1999, Pramoedya discusses the Buru Quartet, his time in prison, the influence of his parents on his writing, and the political situation in ... Read more
2,905 words, approx. 10 pages
In the following essay, Tong links Mikhail Bakhtin's theories on literary forms with Pramoedya's Buru Quartet, asserting that the series functions as “the locus of a Bakhtinian co... Read more
1,112 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following interview, Pramoedya discusses the political situation in post-Suharto Indonesia. Nothing has changed, says Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Indonesia's greatest living writer, for decad... Read more
588 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Noor lauds Pramoedya's “sagacious” personal reflections in The Mute's Soliloquy and argues that Indonesia should lift the ban on his works. I first... Read more
1,098 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Yoder examines the English translation of Tjerita dari Djakarta, commenting that the translators have ably retained the “spoken quality” of Pramoedya's wr... Read more
16,944 words, approx. 57 pages
In the following essay, Bahari discusses fiction from the Orde Baru period of Indonesian history and examines how Pramoedya's Buru Tetralogy demythologizes literary interpretations of the perio... Read more
11,704 words, approx. 40 pages
In the following essay, GoGwilt examines the parallels between the subject matter in The Mute's Soliloquy and Pramoedya's 1999 North American tour, marking the author's first visi... Read more
3,787 words, approx. 13 pages
In the following review, Buruma identifies thematic parallels between The Fugitive and David Malouf's The Great World. In March, 1940, a group of thirteen-year-old Javanese boys emerged from th... Read more
555 words, approx. 2 pages
In the following review, Anderson commends Pramoedya's use of satirical humor in The Fugitive to address contemporary issues of government corruption and militarism. Although Pramoedya Ananta T... Read more
1,055 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following review, Breslow lauds the epic narrative scope of Child of All Nations and comments that Pramoedya's “life and work remind us just how far we have yet to go in the direc... Read more
8,012 words, approx. 27 pages
In the following interview, originally conducted on January 16, 1995, Pramoedya discusses the influences on his novels, aspects of his recent work, and the major features of his Buru Tetralogy. A Note... Read more
1,731 words, approx. 6 pages
In the following review, McBeth explores Pramoedya's portrayal of his time as an Indonesian political prisoner in the memoir Nyanyi sunyi seorang bisu. Pramoedya Ananta Toer's identity c... Read more
950 words, approx. 4 pages
In the following essay, Mohamad describes the controversy surrounding Pramoedya's acceptance of the 1995 Magsaysay Prize, citing claims that Pramoedya worked as a “counter-revolutionary&... Read more
667 words, approx. 3 pages
In the following review, Coppola praises Footsteps as a worthy continuation of Pramoedya's Buru series but comments that the author's emphasis on “broad humanistic ideals” ... Read more
3,511 words, approx. 12 pages
In the following essay, Geertz traces Pramoedya's personal and literary development, commenting on the “peculiarly didactic and reiterative quality” of the author's writing... Read more
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