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by Pramoedya Ananta Toer

  • Author: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
  • ISBN: 0140296522
  • ISBN13: 978-0140296525
  • ePub: 1478 kb | FB2: 1874 kb
  • Language: English
  • Category: Literary
  • Publisher: Penguin Books; Reprint edition (December 1, 2000)
  • Pages: 128
  • Rating: 4.3/5
  • Votes: 908
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The Fugitive ePub download

Pramoedya Ananta Toer (EYD: Pramudya Ananta Tur) (6 February 1925 – 30 April 2006) was an Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemics and histories of his homeland and its people. His works span the colonial period, Indonesia's.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer (EYD: Pramudya Ananta Tur) (6 February 1925 – 30 April 2006) was an Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemics and histories of his homeland and its people. His works span the colonial period, Indonesia's struggle for independence, its occupation by Japan during the Second World War, as well as the post-colonial authoritarian regimes of Sukarno and Suharto, and are infused with personal and national history.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer is Indonesia's leading novelist and the author of the internationally acclaimed Buru Quartet. I think Pramoedya is telling us something by the way he says something even more than by what he says. Paperback: 128 pages. S. Kelly, who seems forced to be in Indonesia and forced to read Pramoedya, is in my heaven. I was in Jakarta on a quick business trip, two decades ago. When I came home I told my wife I had fallen in love with a country I hardly knew. Pramoedya helps me maintain the affair.

Exile: Conversations With Pramoedya Ananta Toer Paperback. Footsteps (Buru Quartet) Paperback. Mary, if you can speak to your mother-in-law as informally, comfortably and confidently as you speak to your mother (is that a bad example) you are rare, even in America, or long married. Consider the traditional culture of Indonesia half a century ago.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Pramoedya Ananta Toer. In Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly anticolonialist-and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury. Pramoedya immerses the reader in a world that is astonishing in its vividness: the cultural whirlpool that was the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s. Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer was born on the island of Java in 1925. Translated and with an. Afterword by Max Lane. He was imprisoned first by the Dutch from 1947 to 1949 for his role in the Indonesian revolution, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. Many of his works have been written while in prison, including the Buru Quartet (This Earth of Mankind, Child of All Nations, Footsteps, and House of Glass) which was conceived in stories the author told to other prisoners during his confinement on Buru Island from 1969 to 1979. Pramoedya is the author of thirty works of fiction and nonfiction. A story of awakening, it follows Minke, the main character of This Earth of Mankind, as he struggles to overcome the injustice all around him.

Toer, Pramoedya Ananta, 1925-2006; Samuels, Willem.

Pramoedya is one of those rare writers who can let a story-well-told and moving-make profound observations about politics and the meaning of life without sounding didactic or tiresomely polemical. A notable accomplishment. As much a story of the struggle for personal as well as political freedom, this remarkable book, written in 1947, is a welcome recognition of Indonesian writer Pramoedya's considerable talent. Set in Japanese-occupied Java-the pre-independence name of Indonesia-Hardo, the fugitive of the title, is hiding from the Japanese.

One of Indonesia's most prominent authors, Toer spent most of his adult life in prison; his works have frequently been banned by the government. Toer's first novel, The Fugitive (1950), was written during his internment by the Dutch. Toer became a leading figure in the Marxist literary group Lekra and was again incarcerated after the 1965 overthrow of Sukarno, joining thousands of other left-wing artists on the prison island of Buru.

Pramoedya Ananta Toer chronicled Indonesia's battle for independence against the .

Pramoedya Ananta Toer chronicled Indonesia's battle for independence against the Dutch in a quartet of sharply drawn novels composed in prison. JAKARTA, Indonesia, April 30 - Pramoedya Ananta Toer, who chronicled Indonesia's battle for independence against the Dutch in a quartet of sharply drawn novels composed in prison, died Sunday at the family home here. The four books - "This Earth of Mankind," "Child of All Nations," "Footsteps" and "House of Glass" - were banned by the Suharto regime. Continue reading the main story.

In the twilight days of Japanese power in his country, an Indonesian army officer sparks an insurrection against the occupation army but is forced to flee into the jungle when he is betrayed by one of his own comrades. Reprint.
Uranneavo
After seeing the film a few times I read the book . It's been awhile since I saw the film so I don't remember everything that took place but still an
interesting story. Hard to put down.
Aiata
It was my good fortune to discover and read this book many years ago. I recently bought fresh copies to share with others.

Other reviewers for Amazon see certain aspects of this novel as faults while I see them as virtues.

Mary Whipple's very useful comments remindeded me of the distinctions in tone with which Pramoedya characterizes conversations between the different players. Mary, if you can speak to your mother-in-law as informally, comfortably and confidently as you speak to your mother (is that a bad example) you are rare, even in America, or long married. Consider the traditional culture of Indonesia half a century ago. I think Pramoedya is telling us something by the way he says something even more than by what he says.

S. Kelly, who seems forced to be in Indonesia and forced to read Pramoedya, is in my heaven. I was in Jakarta on a quick business trip, two decades ago. When I came home I told my wife I had fallen in love with a country I hardly knew. Pramoedya helps me maintain the affair. Consider "The Fugitive" in the context of the land that brought the world the shadow play.... You might like "The Girl from the Coast."

For those with a hearty appetite I recommend the Buru Quartet - four novels "written" through oral recitation and memorization committed to print once the author was out of prison. This man is a literary giant and a political hero.

Please note that this slim paperback is way overpriced at the publisher's list price. I got my new copy from amazingsalebooks, an Amazon seller, for $9.35 including shipping. The pristine, new copy arrived in two days by USPS. I am only allowed to give a paperback copy to one of my former students who finds himself a prisoner at juvenile hall. My new hardcover copy (also pristine) cost less than the paperback!
Funny duck
Pramoedya is a great story teller and poet: This book is a pleasure to read, the pages keep turning; Pramoedya creates a suspenseful story that is interesting from start to finish; he does not bog the reader down with unnecessary fluff; is very concise yet very descriptive; the characters are compelling and enigmatic; the descriptive language flows with great fluency and was masterfully translated; the dialogue keeps the reader wanting to know 'what's next?'
hardy
Excellent!!!
Vudozilkree
Published in Indonesia in 1950, this very early novel by Indonesia's foremost author focuses on the final days of the Japanese occupation during World War II. The main character, Hardo, and two soldier friends had aided the Japanese in ousting the Dutch colonials who had ruled the country for years, their ultimate goal being the independence of the country. After becoming disillusioned by the Japanese, they had attempted a coup, only to have it fail because of betrayal by one of the men. The novel focuses on Hardo, running for his life ever since, in three encounters he has while disguised as a beggar, each encounter showcasing the conflicting loyalties within the country, and developing the suspense.

Though the novel is intriguing and its powerful descriptions of nature are absolutely stunning, it is strangely inconsistent in tone and feels stylistically fragmented. Hardo's first encounter, with his future father-in-law, is positively operatic, resembling a duet between wooden characters, their dueling voices swirling around almost like a canon. "Come to the house," the traitorous father-in-law says, echoing the invitation more than fifteen times, offering Hardo, disguised as a beggar, a variety of enticements, each of which he refuses. In the second encounter, with his own father, the operatic style dies, more communication takes place, and a narrative emerges. The third section, a meeting with co-conspirator Dipo, several others involved in the rebellion, Japanese officers, and the father-in-law is a fully developed theatrical scene, tying together the narrative and themes through dialogue.

With the novel's structure echoing a variety of genres and its characters subordinated to theme, I found it difficult to become emotionally involved with the characters themselves, however much I might have been sympathetic to their plight and fascinated by the subject matter. The novel clearly presages the greatness which comes to fruition in Pramoedya's later tetralogy, This Earth of Mankind, however, and I highly recommend it as an introduction to his more mature work. Mary Whipple
Porgisk
A short novel by the classic Indonesian author. Like most of his other work, it focuses on the wars of his country fighting first for independence from the Dutch colonial occupiers and then from the Japanese after their invasion in WW II. Our hero in the book revolted against the Japanese and is now a hunted fugitive disguised as a beggar. So far he has survived several manhunts but just before the defeat of the Japanese he is captured while visiting his home area. His father and fiancée are being held as hostages pending his capture. We are told in the introduction that the book is structured as a Javanese shadow-box puppet play. It has a repetitive negative theme to each of its four chapters: “No, I will not go home; no I am not your son, he lies to his elderly father; no I am not sentimental in still having faith in my childhood friend who betrayed our trust, and no, his fiancée says, I don’t know where the fugitive is.” Like the author’s other work, including All That is Gone, which I have reviewed, the main theme is the human toll of warfare.
Agalas
Although in some parts it follows the movie closely in others it goes totally off the rails. The author changes Gerard's classic "I don't care" line to "not my problem" and then he twice repeats the original line from the movie, as if he didn't change it at all! It gives some insight into Gerard's team but it has lost the feel the movie has. If you loved the movie, forget the book.
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