Child Of All Nations

Paperback | May 1, 1996

byPramoedya Ananta ToerTranslated byMax LaneIntroduction byMax Lane

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In Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly anticolonialist—and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury. Pramoedya immerses the reader in a world that is astonishing in its vividness: the cultural whirlpool that was the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s. A story of awakening, it follows Minke, the main character of This Earth of Mankind, as he struggles to overcome the injustice all around him. Pramoedya's full literary genius is evident in the brilliant characters that populate this world: Minke's fragile Mixed-Race wife; a young Chinese revolutionary; an embattled Javanese peasant and his impoverished family; the French painter Jean Marais, to name just a few.

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The second book in the epic quartet of novels known to some as the Buru Tetralogy. This vivid story of awakening follows the main character from This Earth of Mankind as he struggles to overcome the omnipresent injustices in the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s.

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In Child of All Nations, the reader is immediately swept up by a story that is profoundly feminist, devastatingly anticolonialist—and full of heartbreak, suspense, love, and fury. Pramoedya immerses the reader in a world that is astonishing in its vividness: the cultural whirlpool that was the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s. A story of...

Pramoedya Ananta Toer, born on the island of Java in 1925, was imprisoned first by the Dutch, then by the Indonesian government as a political prisoner. He received the PEN Freedom to Write Award and the Ramon Magsaysay Award.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:352 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.7 inPublished:May 1, 1996Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140256334

ISBN - 13:9780140256338

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The second book in the epic quartet of novels known to some as the Buru Tetralogy. This vivid story of awakening follows the main character from This Earth of Mankind as he struggles to overcome the omnipresent injustices in the Dutch East Indies of the 1890s.