The Resource Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker

Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker

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Beauty is a wound
Title
Beauty is a wound
Statement of responsibility
Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
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Language
  • eng
  • ind
  • eng
Summary
Beauty is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by every monstrosity. Kurniawan's gleefully grotesque hyperbole is a scathing critique of his young nation's troubled past: the rapacious offhand greed of colonialism; the chaotic struggle for independence; the 1965 mass murders, followed by three decades of Suharto's despotic rule. Drawing on local sources--folk tales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit--and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Beauty is a Wound is passionate and ironic, exuberant and confronting
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Index
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LC call number
PL5089.K78
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
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Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
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Beauty is a wound, Eka Kurniawan ; translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker
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Originally published: Yogyakarta : AKY Press, 2002
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volume
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text
Content type code
txt
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24 cm
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Extent
498 pages
Isbn
9781925240238
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)909974118
  • (AuCNLKIN)000054839431

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