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All That Is Gone

  • Kartonierter Einband
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Zusatztext "[Toer is] so great that we instantly feel we've known himand he usall our lives." USA Today "Simply! elegantly traces an emerging political consciousness... The writing flows as if in real time." Los Angeles Times Book Review Informationen zum Autor Pramoedya Ananta Toer, born on the island of Java in 1925, was imprisoned first by the Dutch, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. He received the PEN Freedom to Write Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award. Klappentext Pramoedya Ananta Toer's transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon! but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous. The first full-size collection of his short stories to appear in English! All That Is Gone draws from the author's own experiences in Indonesia to depict characters trying to make sense of a war-torn culture haunted by colonialism! among them an eight-year-old girl soon to be married off by her parents for money and an idealistic young soldier who witnesses the savage beating of a man accused of being a spy. Though violence and brutality pervade these tales! there is present throughout a profound sense of compassion-an extraordinary combination of despair and hope that gives All That Is Gone rare power and beauty. Zusammenfassung Pramoedya Ananta Toer's transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon! but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous. The first full-size collection of his short stories to appear in English! All That Is Gone draws from the author's own experiences in Indonesia to depict characters trying to make sense of a war-torn culture haunted by colonialism! among them an eight-year-old girl soon to be married off by her parents for money and an idealistic young soldier who witnesses the savage beating of a man accused of being a spy. Though violence and brutality pervade these tales! there is present throughout a profound sense of compassionan extraordinary combination of despair and hope that gives All That Is Gone rare power and beauty. Inhaltsverzeichnis All That Is GonePreface All That Is Gone Inem In Twilight Born Circumcision Revenge Independence Day Acceptance The Rewards Of Marriage Translator's Note ...

"[Toer is] so great that we instantly feel we’ve known him—and he us—all our lives." —USA Today

"Simply, elegantly traces an emerging political consciousness... The writing flows as if in real time." —Los Angeles Times Book Review



Autorentext
Pramoedya Ananta Toer, born on the island of Java in 1925, was imprisoned first by the Dutch, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. He received the PEN Freedom to Write Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

Klappentext

Pramoedya Ananta Toer's transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous. The first full-size collection of his short stories to appear in English, All That Is Gone draws from the author's own experiences in Indonesia to depict characters trying to make sense of a war-torn culture haunted by colonialism, among them an eight-year-old girl soon to be married off by her parents for money and an idealistic young soldier who witnesses the savage beating of a man accused of being a spy. Though violence and brutality pervade these tales, there is present throughout a profound sense of compassion-an extraordinary combination of despair and hope that gives All That Is Gone rare power and beauty.



Zusammenfassung
Pramoedya Ananta Toer’s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous. The first full-size collection of his short stories to appear in English, All That Is Gone draws from the author’s own experiences in Indonesia to depict characters trying to make sense of a war-torn culture haunted by colonialism, among them an eight-year-old girl soon to be married off by her parents for money and an idealistic young soldier who witnesses the savage beating of a man accused of being a spy. Though violence and brutality pervade these tales, there is present throughout a profound sense of compassion—an extraordinary combination of despair and hope that gives All That Is Gone rare power and beauty.

Inhalt
All That Is GonePreface

All That Is Gone
Inem
In Twilight Born
Circumcision
Revenge
Independence Day
Acceptance
The Rewards Of Marriage

Translator's Note

Produktinformationen

Titel: All That Is Gone
Autor:
EAN: 9780143034469
ISBN: 978-0-14-303446-9
Format: Kartonierter Einband
Herausgeber: Random House N.Y.
Genre: Romane & Erzählungen
Anzahl Seiten: 272
Gewicht: 212g
Größe: H194mm x B128mm x T18mm
Jahr: 2005