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A Brief Critical Survey of Prose Writings in Singapore and Malaysia
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A Brief Critical Survey of Prose Writings in Singapore and Malaysia

By Arthur Yap

Singapore: Educational Publication Bureau, 1972. Paperback. Very Good. An eclectic survey of writing in English about Malaya and Singapore from the late 19th to mid 20th centuries. Both fiction and nonfiction works are included. 36 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia Parts of the cover have discoloured slightly and there are some minor wrinkles on the front cover. There is a previous owner's name and address are written neatly on the inside cover and an unrelated small newspaper cutting is taped onto the title page. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$17.87

Fiction and Faction in the Malay World
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Fiction and Faction in the Malay World

By Mohamad Rashidi Pakri & Arndt Graf (eds)

Newcastle-upon-Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2012. Hardcover. New/new. This volume contains a collection of papers arise from a 2010 conference where participants, from both expatriate and Malaysian academia. shared their views on a wide range of writings, both private and published, of expatriate traders and colonial officials while living in the Malay World of the 18th to 20th centuries. The varied analyses not only give important insights into how the writers saw themselves, but also into 'native life' that they sought to understand and often explain to their compatriots at home through fiction and faction (dramatised facts.) 243 pages with an index. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia

$44.66

Critical Views on Works by Shahnon Ahmad
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Critical Views on Works by Shahnon Ahmad

By Mohd Yusof Hasan (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2017. First edition. Paperback. New. A collection of critical essays examining various aspects of the work of one of Malaysia's best known novelists. The contributors discuss Ahmad's style, his concepts of identity, the role of women, symbolism used, his ideas on education and many other aspects of his works. 428 pages with an index. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$20.10

Key Concepts in Usman Awang\'s Short Stories: Developing a Critical Tradition
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Key Concepts in Usman Awang's Short Stories: Developing a Critical Tradition

By Mohamad Mokhtar Hassan

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2006. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. The author discusses the works of one of Malaysia's best known short story writers to determine elements of his activism aimed at brining about change in society. Like many Malay fiction writers, Usman Awang wrote about changes he saw in the society in which he lived, but he was unusual in that he also had a formed view of what his model society would look like. The author focuses Usman Awang's main themes of bangsa (culture), poverty, leadership and death to determine the true nature of Usman Awang's vision. 359 pages with a bibliography and index. Weight 0.7kg. Post free within Malaysia Although fresh from the publisher's stock, the book does have minor cover wear.

$13.40

Critical Views on Works of A Samad Said
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Critical Views on Works of A Samad Said

By Sohaimi Abdul Aziz (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New. A collection of critical essays examining various aspects of the work of one of Malaysia's best known creative spirits, who has made a mark as an artist, playwright, novelist and poet. The contributors discuss various aspects of his novels, plays and poems. 238 pages with an index. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.40

Critical Views on Works by Usman Awang
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Critical Views on Works by Usman Awang

By Sohaimi Abdul Aziz (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New. A collection of critical essays examining various aspects of the work of one of Malaysia's best known literary figures in the 20th century. The contributors discuss various aspects of his novels, short stories and poems. 202 pages with an index. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.40

Contrary Visions: Women and Work in Malay Novels Written by Women
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Contrary Visions: Women and Work in Malay Novels Written by Women

By Christine Campbell

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2004. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. The author, whose specialist field of research is Malay novels written by women, focuses on more than twenty of such novels to demonstrate how women's views have changed since independence. Instead of having romance as their main theme, these novelists focus on paid employment and its effect on social attitudes. They demonstrate that it is possible to be involved in politics, travel and hold powerful jobs while remaining modest and moral. xi and 365 pages.Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia Although the book is fresh from the publisher's stock, it has a bit of cover wear.

$17.87

Word Class in Malay: A Corpus-Based Approach
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Word Class in Malay: A Corpus-Based Approach

By Gerald O Knowles & Zuraidah Mohd Don

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2006. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. The authors examine four Malay novels - Gelora by Arfah Ahmad, Buih by Azizzi Hj Abdullah, Intan by Abdullah Hussain and Sebelas Rejab by A Kadir Adabi - in an attempt to develop an approach for analysing word class as it is used in Malay writing. The purpose is to develop a new method of determining word class other than the traditional 'parts of speech' method which was originally used for Ancient Greek and Latin. 265 pages with an index. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia Although the book is fresh from the publisher's stock, it has a bit of cover wear.

$17.87

Tanya Jawab Sejarah Kesusasteraan Melayu
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Tanya Jawab Sejarah Kesusasteraan Melayu

By Saidi Arham

Kota Bharu, Malaysia: Perchetakan Muslim, 1965. First edition. Board_book. Very Good. A school text book with answers to common questions about the history of Malay literature. The book is in Malay 118 pages. Weight 0.4kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a small amount of wear including a few dirt marks on the back cover. A previous owner's name is neatly written on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is mild tanning throughout.

$33.50

A Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English
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A Bibliography of Malaysian Literature in English

By Malachi Edwin Vethamani

Petaling Jaya, Malaysia: Maya Press, 2016. First edition. Paperback. New. In his introduction, the author states that this bibliography is limited to novels, short stories, poetry and drama in the English language by writers born in Malaysia and others who are resident in the country. The work has other limitations too, but is a good starting point for readers who wish to discover the growing body of work in this genre. 231 pages. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia

$11.17

Malaysian Literary Laureates : Selected Works
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Malaysian Literary Laureates : Selected Works

By Solehan Ishak & Others (trans)

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa Dan Pustaka, Kuala Lumpur, 1998. First edition. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of extracts from the works of Malaysian literary leaders. The book includes fiction, poetry and, drama from the writing of Keris Mas, Shahnon Ahmad, Usman Awang. A Samad Said, Arena Wati, Muhammad Haji Salleh, Noordin Hassan & Abdullah Hussain. The extracts were originally written in Malay and have been translated into English 334 pages. Weight 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia The cover has a little bit of wear, the spine is slightly sunned, but not creased. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is no tanning throughout.

$33.50

250 Pantouns: Le Tr�soir Malais/Khazanah Melayu: 250 Pantun
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250 Pantouns: Le Tr�soir Malais/Khazanah Melayu: 250 Pantun

By Georges Voisset

Kuala Lumpur: Institut Terjemahan Negara Malaysia, 2015. Paperback. Near Fine. 15-12-16. A collection of pantuns, a traditional Malay form of verse, translated into French. The selection contains many well known pieces selected by one of the leading French authorities on Malay culture. The translations are accompanied by the original Malay verse. 125 pages with a bibliography. Weight: 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia Although fresh from the publisher's stock, there are a few bits of spotting on the text block. Otherwise the book looks new

$13.40

A History of Classical Malay Literature
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A History of Classical Malay Literature

By Liaw Yock Fang

Singapore: Institute of Southeast Asian Studies, 2013. Paperback. New. An up to date and comprehensive review of the subject, taking in a wide range of the genre from folk tales to legal codes. Liaw not only provides a detailed examination of the many texts, but also sets them within their respective historical contexts. 505 pages. For further details, please see the scanned contents page. Weight 0.9kg. Post free within Malaysia

$44.66

Sastera Melayu Lama

By Annas Haji Ahmad

George Town, Penang: Sinaran Brothers, 1964. First edition. Hardcover. Very Good. A companion volume to the author's Sastera Melayu Baru, this work covers Malay literature before the 20th century. Chapters cover I - Pengertian Kesusasteraan, II - Sastera Ra'ayat, III - Puisi Melayu Lama, IV - Pengaroh Hindu Dalam Kesusasteraan Melayu, V - Zaman Peralehan Hindu/Islam, VI - Pengaroh Islam Dalam Kesusasteraan Melayu, VII - Hikayat Seri Rama, VIII - Hikayat Berbingkai, IX - Cherita, Panji, X - Hasil, Kesusasteraan Melayu Yang Berchorak Sejarah, XI - Perkembangan Kesusasteraan Melayu Dalam Zaman Kerajaan Acheh, XII - Hikayat, Romantis Dalam Sastera Melayu, XIII - Hikayat Hang Tuah, XIV - Kitab Sa-ribu Masa'alah, XV - Kesan2 Dari Kesusasteraan Melayu Lama & Undang2, Melayu Lama. 191 pages including a short bibliography. Weight 0.5kg. Post free within Malaysia There is minor bumping of the cover which is still fairly bright. A previous owner's name is written on the inside front cover. The binding is tight, the text is clear and there is minimal tanning throughout.

$44.66

We Are Playing Relatives: A Survey of Malay Writing
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We Are Playing Relatives: A Survey of Malay Writing

By Henk Maier

Leiden: KITLV Press, 2004. Paperback. Very Good. A broad review of Malay literature throughout the Malay Archipelago from the 18th century until the early days of the internet. Maier sees trends that flow and dance through three hundred years - the never ending search for identity and movement, and, above all effervescence. 542 pages with a bibliography and an index. Weight: 1.1 kg. Post free within Malaysia, but, due to its weight, this book is likely to incur additional postal charges when posted outside Malaysia The cover has minor wear. The binding is tight and the text clear with no tanning throughout.

$44.66

Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature (1930-1963)
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Bunga Emas: An Anthology of Contemporary Malaysian Literature (1930-1963)

By T Wignesan (ed)

Kuala Lumpur: Silverfish Books, 2014. Paperback. New. A collection of poetry and prose both originally in English and translated into English from the original Chinese and Tamil first published in 1964. This edition also includes a collection of poems, Tracks of a Tramp, by the original editor. At the time, Bunga Emas, was the most comprehensive collection of Malayan literature to have been published. It was also the first anthology of non-Malay literature of Malaya and Singapore. 287 pages with biographical notes on the authors, a glossary and a bibliography. Weight: 0.6kg. Post free within Malaysia

$13.40

Kiasan
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Kiasan

By Jaldin Sanusi

Penang, Malaysia: Sinaran Brothers, 1958. Paperback. Very Good. A collection of Malay metaphorical sayings. 42 pages. Weight: 0.3kg. Post free within Malaysia There is a previous owner's name has been written on the inside front cover and the book's title has been written on the text block. The binding is tight and the text clear with medium tanning throughout.

$26.80

Sejarah Kesusasteraan Melayu I & II (2 vols)
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Sejarah Kesusasteraan Melayu I & II (2 vols)

By A. Samad Said

Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 1957. Fourth & Fitfth. Paperback. Very Good. A history of Malay literature in two volumes 76 & 74 pages. Volume 1 is the 5th edition published in 1965 and Volume 2, the fourth edition published in the same year. Weight: 0.4.kg. * Post free within Malaysia. A previous owner's name is written in ink on a front end paper of each volume.The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning. Bothe covers have a minor bit of rubbing.

$44.66

Hikayat Terong Pipit
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Hikayat Terong Pipit

By Panglima Ali Mudin bin Panglima Hassan

Kuala Lumpur: Oxford University Press, 1964. Paperback. Very Good. One of the older Malay sagas popular particularly in Kedah and Perlis. This edition is based on a version published by the Journal of the Malayan Branch of the Royal Asiatic Society. There is a foreword by Asmah Haji Omar. 221 pages including notes. Weight: 0.3 kg. * Post free within Malaysia. The binding is tight and the text clear with very mild tanning. There is minor chipping of the cover and the top right corner of the pages has been slightly squashed.

$33.50

Bunga Rampai Kajian Sastera Melayu
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Bunga Rampai Kajian Sastera Melayu

By RO Selamat (Compiler)

George Town, Penang: Sinaran Brothers, 1963. Paperback. Good. A collection of Malay literary gems with a bibliography for further reading. 65 pages. Weight: 0.3 kg. * Post free within Malaysia. A previous owner's name is written in ink on the inside front cover which is a bit crumpled in one corner, faded and dirty in parts. The book's title has been written in ink on the spine. The first three or four pages are creased. The binding is tight and the text clear with mild tanning.

$26.80

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