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Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Full Name: Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Gender: Male
Hometown: Blora (on island of Java)
Born: 1925-02-06
Died: 2006-04-30
Number of Works: 51
Pramoedya Ananta Toer was an Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemics, and histories of his homeland and its people. A well-regarded writer in the West, Pramoedya's outspoken and often politically charged writings faced censorship in his native land during the pre-reformation era. For opposing the policies of both founding president Sukarno, as well as those of its successor, the New Order regime of Suharto, he faced extrajudicial punishment. During the many years in which he suffered imprisonment and house arrest, he became a cause célèbre for advocates of freedom of expression and human rights.

Bibliography:
* Kranji-Bekasi Jatuh (1947)
* Perburuan (The Fugitive) (1950)
* Keluarga Gerilya (1950)
* Bukan Pasarmalam (1951)
* Cerita dari Blora (1952)
* Gulat di Jakarta (1953)
* Korupsi (Corruption) (1954)
* Midah - Si Manis Bergigi Emas (1954)
* Cerita Calon Arang (The King, the Witch, and the Priest) (1957)
* Hoakiau di Indonesia (1960)
* Panggil Aku Kartini Saja I & II (1962)
* The Buru Quartet
o Bumi Manusia (This Earth of Mankind) (1980)
o Anak Semua Bangsa (Child of All Nations) (1980)
o Jejak Langkah (Footsteps) (1985)
o Rumah Kaca (House of Glass) (1988)
* Gadis Pantai (The Girl from the Coast) (1982)
* Nyanyi Sunyi Seorang Bisu (A Mute's Soliloquy) (1995)
* Arus Balik (1995)
* Arok Dedes (1999)
* Mangir (1999)
* Larasati (2000)


ISBN: 9799731232, 9789799731234
Keywords: buru, tetralogi, manusia, bumi
Pages: 535
Published: 1975
  • Rating: 80%

Roman Tetralogi Buru mengambil latar belakang dan cikal bakal nation Indonesia di awal abad ke-20. Dengan membacanya waktu kita dibalikkan sedemikian rupa dan hidup di era membibitnya pergerakan nasional mula-mula, juga pertautan rasa, kegamangan jiwa, percintaan, dan pertarungan kekuatan anonim para srikandi yang mengawal penyemaian bangunan nasional yang kemudian kelak melahirkan Indonesia modern. Roman bagian pertama; Bumi Manusia, sebagai periode penyemaian dan kegelisahan dimana Minke sebagai aktor sekaligus kreator adalah manusia berdarah priyayi yang semampu mungkin keluar dari kepompo
ISBN: 0140256334, 9780140256338
Keywords: nations, child
Pages: 352
Published: 1980
  • Rating: 80%

Not only is Pramoedya a writer of staggering depth and power, he is also one of his country's most suppressed dissidents. All his work is banned in his native Indonesia; students have been sentenced to eight years in prison on charges stemming from an arrest for selling his books. 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 o
ISBN: 0140256792, 9780140256796
Keywords: glass, house
Pages: 384
Published: 1988
  • Rating: 80%

With House Of Glass comes the final chapter of Pramoedya's epic quartet, set in the Dutch East Indies at the turn of the century. A novel of heroism, passion, and betrayal, it provides a spectacular conclusion to a series hailed as one of the great works of modern literature. At the start of House of Glass, Minke, writer and leader of the dissident movement, is now imprisoned - and the narrative has switched to Pangemanann, a former policeman, who has the task of spying and reporting on those who continue the struggle for independence. But the hunter is becoming the hunted. Pangemanann is a vi
ISBN: 9798659112, 9789798659119
Keywords: dedes, arok
Pages: 418
Published: 1999
  • Rating: 80%

Kisah Arok Dedes adalah kisah kudeta pertama dalam sejarah kita. Kudeta unik ala Jawa, penuh rekayasa kelicikan, lempar batu sembunyi tangan, yang punya rencana menjadi orang terhormat yang tak terlibat malah menjadi korban yang ditumpas habis.
ISBN: 979865904X, 9789798659041
Keywords: nusantara, awal, abad, kejayaan, pasca, balik, sebuah, epos, arus
Pages: 760
Published: 1995
  • Rating: 80%

Semasa jayanya Majapahit, Nusantara merupskan kesatuan maritim dan kerajaan laut terbesar di antara bangsa-bangsa beradab di muka bumi. Arus bergerak dari selatan ke utara, segalanya: kapal-kapalnya, manusianya, amal perbuatannya dan cita-citanya, semua bergerak dari Nusantara di selatan ke 'Atas Angin' di utara. Tapi zaman berubah... Arus berbalik -- bukan lagi dari selatan ke utara tetapi sebaliknya dari utara ke selatan. Utara kuasai selatan, menguasai urat nadi kehidupan Nusantara... Perpecahan dan kekalahan seakan menjadi bagian dari Jawa yang beruntun tiada hentinya. Wiranggaleng -- pe
ISBN: 9799731291, 9789799731296
Keywords: larasati
Pages: 180
Published: 2000
  • Rating: 60%

LARASATI – sebuah roman revolusi semasa perjuangan bersenjata 1945-1950. Kisah tentang pemuda-pemuda Indonesia yang rela membaktikan jiwa raga demi proklamasi kemerdekaan, kisah-kisah tentang para pahlawan sejati dan pahlawan munafik, pertarungan di daerah republik dan daerah pendudukan Belanda – antara yang setia dan yang menyeberang, antara uang ORI dan uang Nica, dengan wanita sebagai tokoh utama – bintang film tenar yang dengan caranya sendiri memberikan diri dan segalanya untuk kemenangan revolusi. Potret revolusi semasa yang menghidupkan kembali sepenggal sejarah di tahun-tahun awa