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All That Is Gone by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Book DescriptionPramoedya Ananta Toer s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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."
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780143034469
Paperback / softback
(193mm x 145mm x 12mm)
Imprint: The Penguin Press
Publisher: Penguin Putnam Inc
Publish Date: 1-Jun-2007
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Pramoedya Ananta Toer
It's Not an All Night Fair, Paperback / softback (March 2008)
Originally published in the journal: Indonesia (Ithaca, N.Y.)--Apr. 1973, no. 15.
Exile, Paperback (May 2006)
Indonesia's most celebrated writer speaks out against tyranny and injustice in a young and troubled nation.
All That is Gone, Hardback (November 2004)View all books by Pramoedya Ananta Toer
Drawing on the author's own childhood for inspiration, an evocative collection of short stories from the author of The Mute's Soliloquy and The Girl from the Coast explores the major themes of life-- including birth and death, sexual knowledge and love, compassion and revenge. 20,000 first printing.
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Author Biography - Pramoedya Ananta Toer
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.
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