“Victim’s Plight, Perpetrator’s Absence” by Joss Wibisono

Other version of this review has appeared on Social Transformation Vol 3, No. 1 (pp 86-8) Fifteen years after the fall of Soeharto, the age of Reformasi, as it is popularly known, has finally reached the Indonesian literary scene. Not only is a novel published with its complete original content (which was omitted during Soeharto’s New Order regime), but Indonesian readers also have a choice in which literature they read. Many of these “new” novels deal with the tragedy in 1965 when up to one million people were slaughtered, marking Soeharto’s ascent to power. Indeed, literature is now finally taking … Lanjutkan membaca “Victim’s Plight, Perpetrator’s Absence” by Joss Wibisono

“Retour: sebuah novel djawaban” oleh Joss Wibisono

Versi EYD terbitnja di Suara Merdeka edisi 11 Djanuari halaman 23 Pulang karja Leila Chudori diterdjemahkan ke dalam bahasa Prantjis. Maka inilah djawaban seorang novelis Indonesia kepada seorang penulis Prantjis jang pernah menulis novel tentang Djawa. PADA TAHUN 1832 terbit sebuah novel berdjudul Voyage de Paris à Java (Perdjalanan dari Paris ke Djawa) karja penulis Prantjis Honoré de Balzac. Walaupun dikenal sebagai penulis realis, Balzac sebenarnja belum pernah melawat ke Djawa. Novel itu se-mata2 fantasinja belaka tentang sebuah wilajah eksotis di belahan bumi lain. Balzac misalnja mentjatat bahwa di Djawa tumbuh pohon beratjun upa jang bisa menewaskan siapa sadja jang … Lanjutkan membaca “Retour: sebuah novel djawaban” oleh Joss Wibisono