Everything You Always Wanted to Happen in the Bumi Manusia Film* (*but Were Afraid to Ask) BY : MIKAEL JOHANI AUGUST 09, 2019, JAKARTA GLOBE The wait is, finally, almost over. The film adaptation of Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s classic novel “Bumi Manusia,” or This Earth of Mankind, gets its red carpet première in Surabaya today. The choice […]
ZIARAH KE MAKAM TIRTO ADHI SOERJO berziarah bersama Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Hasyim Rachman dan Joesoef Isak. Oleh Max Lane (Ditulis 1992, dan terbit di majalah PROGRES.) (Ditulis 1992, dan terbit di majalah PROGRES.)
Reza Gunadha – Many academics, intellectuals and Indonesian youth can speak fluently on the historical ideas of ancient Greece and modern Europe. But when speaking about the history of their own nation, they are unsure and hesitant or just parrot historical texts or mainstream literature and thus fail to understand the history of their own […]
“In January 2014 Joshua Oppenheimer’s film on Indonesia, The Act of Killing, was nominated for an academy award, reflecting its penetration into mainstream film watching. Many people will be introduced to Indonesia by this vivid study of the country’s ruling lumpen elite. Another, very different, introduction to Indonesia might be reading Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s historical […]
Indonesia: 1965 and the Counter-Revolution against the Nation. By Max Lane +++ “The impact of the counter-revolution was, however, even deeper than the sum of these combined policies – from mass murder and terror to totalitarian imposed ignorance and passivity. The 1965 counter-revolution was a pre-emptive purge aimed at the prevention of the final unfolding […]
The 1992 review in THE NEW YORK TIMES of the English language version of Pramoedya’s Bumi Manusia (THIS EARTH OF MANKIND) can now be found here.
For more on the background of Singapore’s music pesona “Max Lane” and his music: “About The Mim Project