Cool Stuff, In English

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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倫嘉妮斯公主的傳說:《美傷》

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Cool Stuff, In English

Beauty Is a Wound serves as a crash course in contemporary Indonesian history since most of us know little about the country beyond Bali. And it is an oral history lesson well told; with all the folk ribaldry and dry humour that one associates with the rootedness of the vernacular. Indonesia offers a number of things familiar to Indians.” A review by Satyabrat Sinha, The Wire.



Adding Light to the Sum of Light

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“Annie Tucker’s skilful translation captures Kurniawan’s matter-of-fact prose and black humour. Elements of the supernatural and oral storytelling combine powerfully to evoke a brutal past and some of the pivotal events that helped shape Indonesia today.” Review of Beauty Is a Wound and Man Tiger by Lucy Popescu, The Financial Times.



Review from The Financial Times

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