Summary: 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Ananta Toer�s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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 Gonedraws 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 yo ...show moreung 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 Gonerare power and beauty. ...show lessEdition/Copyright: 05
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