A Retrospective of Work From Indonesia

By webadmin on 11:21 am Jul 16, 2012
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Warscapes – the international magazine of literature, art and politics – is launching a month-long retrospective of works from Indonesia, beginning with a translation of “In Twilight Born” by legendary author Pramoedya Ananta Toer, who wrote despite all odds through three periods of political imprisonment, the longest more than 14 years.

“Pramoedya Ananta Toer was considered by literary critics, both Indonesian and foreign, to be one of the most – if not the most – important writers this country has produced,” writes his dedicated translator and Indonesia scholar John McGlynn, whose probing essay on Pramoedya’s work is also featured.

Warscapes invites you enjoy the ongoing series of poetry, fiction, reportage and photo-essay from Indonesia, and to join its worldwide online community of writers and readers.

Click here to read ‘In Twilight Born,’ a short story by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Click here for the Pramoedya’s biography and a literary context