Sunday, November 16, 2008

Book Review: Saya Terbakar Amarah Sendirian

Tittle: Saya Terbakar Amarah Sendirian
By: Pramoedya Ananta Toer, Andre Vltchek, and Rossie Indira

Special review for FJ.

For those been reading Pak Pram's book, there is nothing new in this tittle. It is more like a recap for his previous works, narrated in form of discussion by Pak Pram, Andre Vltchek, and Rossie Indira.

It just a bit of here and there of his general thinking about KUDETA 1965, pembentukan & kemusnahan budaya di Indonesia, a lil bit bout regim Soeharto, how Soekarno dijatuhkan... And of coz, future.

Nothing much elaborated in details bout his idea, unlike his other books. But then,for beginners like me, this book is sufficient to help me to have general idea bout who he was and what he was thinking.

I think whatever happened in our country now, is a slight repetation of what happened in Indo in the year 1965. Maybe tak seteruk itu, but the plot is pretty much the same.

P/S: IRIAN - Ini Republik Indonesia Anti Netherland
Jawanisme = fasisme Jawa

5 comments:

FJ said...

this is cool. thx do ;) bdway i got questions: who came up with that IRIAN acronym and cud u pls elaborate more on jawanism? this is new for me, damn, tak sgka jawa pon ada fasis!

FJ said...

oh ya, aku dah jawab persoalan imran. turned out, my hero made it to the end n not rendra (sorry bro, may u r.i.p. :p)

Caieja said...

::fj::
Selagi namanye rumpun melayu...

Fasisme jawa - ketaksuban terhadap pemimpin. Penjajah manipulated this to actually won the country. I guess the same goes here.

Here we got fasisme Melayu... Not much different. You knew it better kan...:p

Obefiend said...

saya mengaku kurang membaca lietarture melayu. apakan pula literature dari negara seberang

so i make a promise. i will try and read one this year. so as a noob la kan. buku mana harus aku start dulu? kasi yang best. cikgu english aku dulu ada cakap suruh baca Tenggelamnya Bahtera Vandebilt/Venderblik?. dia kata buku tu sedap dia kata. that was 10 years ago. still tak ada masa nak beli

chowrasta ada eh? kena singgah dan book hunting nih!

Caieja said...

::Obefiend::
Ohoho... "Tenggelamnya Kapal Van Der Wijck" by Hamka. Itu buku klasik. Yep, mmg ramai cakap buku tu bagus. Well, expected la kan dari Hamka.

I don't know what type of book u read, so I don't know what type of book to recommend (nanti ko turned off, tak nak baca buku melayu lagi kalau first malay book tak best kan???)

Why I like Indo literature simply because they are daring in delivering their ideas. Even simple novels full of cynicism.

Silalah ke Chowrasta. Banyak gile buku (lama, baru, best, tak best). Seme ada. tapi don't expect kat situ ada assistant yg hafal title buku and bole suggest u similar reading material la kan... :p . Part paling best, bila nampak tittle yang tak biasa nampak kat kedai buku biasa.