Vengeance Is Mine, Links

“… habitually drives his narra­tives between the extreme poles of the crass and the sublime, the tragic and the comedic, the surreal and the real.” – South China Morning Post, “Eka Kurniawan’s brutal novel on Indonesian masculinity is not for the faint-hearted”

“It’s funny, enraging, and touching.” – Village Voice, “NYC’s Best Independent Booksellers Share Their Picks For Summer Reading”

“I believe the phrase is ‘page-turner.’” – Words Without Borders, “The Watchlist: July 2017”

Inses Intelektual

Terkonfirmasi. Editor cerpen Kompas sendiri menyarankan inses intelektual semacam begini. Sama seperti dalam bidang biologi, hubungan sedarah kemungkinan (dikutip dari Wikipedia):

“… berpotensi tinggi menghasilkan keturunan yang secara biologis lemah, baik fisik maupun mental (cacat), atau bahkan letal (mematikan).”

倫嘉妮斯公主的傳說:《美傷》

This is an excerpt from Beauty Is a Wound in Traditional Chinese:

傳說有個名叫倫嘉妮斯的公主十分美麗,見了她的人都願意為她而死。馬曼根登一晚醒來,覺得他為了得到那樣的女人,願意和任何人一戰,於是一一搖醒他的手下,問他們倫嘉妮斯公主住在哪。他們答道,當然是在哈里蒙達啊,坐著獨木舟沿海岸往西划,就會到達。

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