“Discovering Pramoedya” – new 2010 review of the Buru Quartet

Discovering Pramoedya

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By Adam Gartrell, Indonesia Correspondent

(read also this other essay on THIS EARTH OF MANKIND)

JAKARTA, July 4 AAP – One of the greatest pleasures of living in
Indonesia has been discovering the work of the country’s finest
novelist, Pramoedya Ananta Toer.

I’ve just finished reading Pramoedya’s Buru Quartet, a sweeping
four-book 1500-page semi-fictional epic about Indonesia’s first
tentative steps toward independence.

Set between the 1890s and 1920s in what was then the Dutch East
Indies, the books – This Earth of Mankind, Child of All Nations,
Footsteps and House of Glass – tell the story of Minke, a
well-educated Javanese native.

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NEW ARTICLE: “Rendra knew on whose side he stood” by Max Lane

NEW ARTICLE: “Rendra knew on whose side he stood” by Max Lane in Special Issue on Rendra in latest issue of INSIDE INDONESIA. See this issue for articles be several other authors also.

Article and poem in Sydney PEN Magazine, May, 2010

Sydney PEN’s May 2010 edition contains:

“Book bannings spur struggle for free speech in Indonesia” by Max Lane, pp. 4-5

A poem: “The dry eel of Indonesia” by Max Lane, p. 26.

Go to Sydney PEN Magazine click on May, 2010 issue to download PDF copy of magazine.

Link to new article by Max Lane: “INDONESIA AND THE FALL OF SUHARTO: PROLETARIAN POLITICS IN THE “PLANET OF SLUMS” ERA”

WorkingUSA, Journal of Labor and Society. Volume 13 Issue 2, Pages 185 – 200, Published Online: 2 Jun 2010
Journal compilation © 2010 Immanuel Ness and Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

CAPITAL AND CLASS review of UNFINISHED NATION: Indonesia before and after Suharto

Below is the reference to the latest review of UNFINISHED NATION: Indonesia before and after Suharto

Book review: Max Lane Unfinished Nation: Indonesia Before and After Suharto, Verso: London 2008; 288 pp.: 9781844672370, £16.99 (pbk)
by Nathaniel Mehr

in
Capital & Class 2010, 34: pp 281-283.

Also:

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