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Ananta Toer�s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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
ung 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.
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Ananta Toer�s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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 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 Gonerare power and beauty. ...show less
Edition/Copyright:05 Cover: Paperback Publisher:Penguin Books, Inc. Published: 01/28/2005 International: No
[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)
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