A Trace of a Long Journey

Maman S. Mahayana

Literature is a spirit of culture. It is born from a very complicated process of the author anxiety upon the social condition and a tension between individual and his surrounding culture. Literature is also frequently located as the social portray. It reveals the particular society at the particular time. It is sometimes considered to voice the spirit of its period. And it is there that literature gives the specific understanding about social situation, belief system, ideology, and individual expectation which is basically represent the culture of the nation. Lanjutkan membaca “A Trace of a Long Journey”

Sue Responsibility of Authorship of Sutardji Calzoum Bachri (III)

Written by Nurel Javissyarqi
Translated by Agus B. Harianto


The name of Sutardji Calzoum Bachri is familiar in Indonesian literature for his Poetry Credo. Below I quote some part of it:

Kata-kata harus bebas dari penjajahan pengertian, dari beban idea. Kata-kata harus bebas menentukan dirinya sendiri. Lanjutkan membaca “Sue Responsibility of Authorship of Sutardji Calzoum Bachri (III)”