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All That Is Gone by  Pramoedya Ananta Toer - Paperback - First Edition - 2004 - from Bookmarc's and

All That Is Gone

by Toer, Pramoedya Ananta

Condition: Very Good/No Jacket as Issued

New York, New York, U.S.A.: Hyperion East, 2004. BX2 - A first edition advance reading copy (ARC)/uncorrected proof book in very good condition with no dut jacket with no dust jacket as issued (trade paperback). An unread, tight, clean, sound copy in light gray wraps with very m inor overall shelf wear with a change to the release date on the front cover in black ink plus there is a date in red ink pen on the spine plus there is a patch of very, very light label staining along the top edge of the front cover. Translated from the Indonesian by Willem Samuels. A collection of short stories by a noted Indonesian writer. These are semiautobiographical stories that deal with major life themes: birth and death, sexual knowledge and love, compassion and revengs. The author is a winner of the PEN Freedom-to-Write Award and a Hellman-Hammett Award. By the author of "The Fugitive," "The Buru Quartet," "The Mute's Soliloquy," and "The Girl from the Coast." 253p.. Trade Paperback. Very Good/No Jacket as Issued. 5.5"x8.25". Advance Reading Copy (ARC).

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Ananta Toer’s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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 Gone draws 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 Gone rare power and beauty.


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