All That Is Gone

All That Is Gone

Format
Paperback
Price
$15.00
 
  • Paperback
  • ISBN 9780143034469
  • 272 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult

Overview

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Ananta Toer’s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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.

All That Is Gone

All That Is Gone

Pramoedya Ananta Toer

Praise

“[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

Table of Contents

Preface

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

Translator’s Note

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