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All That Is Gone

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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Ananta Toer’s transcendent novels have become part of the world literary canon, but it is his short fiction that originally made him famous.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 colon ...more
Paperback, 255 pages
Published January 25th 2005 by Penguin Books (first published 1952)
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Arlina
Feb 14, 2012 rated it really liked it
A collection of stories that have an autobiographical nature, a journey through the years that lead to the independence of Indonesia through the eyes of a child and end in the post-independence era observed by a young man, where all the hopes for a better future that bloomed during the tumultuous years are only meagerly answered.

Lost. Innocence lost, hope lost, dignity and humanity lost. What else can one expect from the simple people that got trampled and were not just bereaved physically, but
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Brian
Nov 10, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-2008, asian
This book of short stories surprised me. Toer has a great voice (I’d prefer taking a stab at reading in the original Indonesian language because parts of the translation didn’t sound right). The short story Acceptance was a sad and brutal tale of civil unrest and fighting between the Indonesian Republicans and Communist idealists. He put into words some of the most realistic descriptions of war brutality I’ve ever read… simple, unexplainable wrath that led people (masses) to inflict extreme tort ...more
Jim Fonseca
Oct 06, 2013 rated it really liked it
This collection of semi-autobiographical short stories is set in a small rural town in Indonesia. The book begins with some coming-of-age stories of a young man, but most of the action takes place during WW II. Recall that Indonesia was a Dutch colony. (Even today that connection persists: if you've cruised on Holland America, the ship is staffed by Indonesians; the Netherlands houses 400,000 Indonesian immigrants.)

During WW II the Japanese invaded the island nation and displaced the Dutch. At f
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Pra
Dec 25, 2009 marked it as sudah-punya-tapi-belum-dibaca  ·  review of another edition
Pada suatu pagi ketika jalan-jalan ke Kota Lama. Niatnya cuma mau lihat-lihat pasar klitikan dadakan yang digelar bersamaan dengan acara Kenduri Onthelis Nasional di kawasan Polder Tawang. Sejumlah pedagang tampak mulai menata barang-barang dagangannya. Mataku langsung mencari lapak-lapak yang terlihat menjual buku atau majalah buluk. Di salah satu stan, terlihat setumpuk buku buluk. Si pedagang sedang sibuk menata barang-barang yang lain. Aku bongkar-bongkar, hingga mataku tertuju pada sebuah b ...more
Kiki Vierdayanti
Jun 26, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: iroiro
Saat membaca bab pertama dari buku ini, saya langsung suka. Cerita dari saat sang pencerita masih dalam kandungan sang ibu yang paling saya suka. Why not?
Meskipun ada bagian cerita yang membuat saya sedikit bosan, namun secara keseluruhan buku ini sangat menarik.
Sulit sekali menjawab buku Pramoedya mana yang paling menarik, karena setiap kali membaca salah satu bukunya setiap kali saya dibuatnya jatuh hati. Yappari, saino no aru hito da.
Chintya Dewi
Feb 24, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Cerita dari Blora adalah kumpulan cerpen PAT yang ditulis semasa revolusi 1945-1949, semasa di dalam dan selepas penjara Belanda di Bukit Duri, Jakarta. Pertama kali diterbitkan oleh Balai Pustaka pada tahun 1952, dan semenjak itu kumpulan cerpen ini telah diterjemahkan ke dalam pelbagai bahasa asing, lengkap keseluruhannya ataupun terpisah satu persatu. Kesemua cerpen ini mengisahkan kejadian di tahun-tahun awal revolusi di kota kelahiran penulis.

Teknik bercerita Pramoedya yang sedemikian kuat
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Ratih
Sep 25, 2007 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Sangat menarik. Gambaran cerita kehidupan sehari-hari yang sederhana dengan latar belakang sejarah perjuangan Indonesia, cukup menyentuh ketika kita menyadari betapa perkembangan jaman telah membawa kita sangat jauh dari masa itu, namun ada banyak hal yang justru kita tertinggal dari orang-orang yang hidup dimasa itu. Antara lain semangat kebangsaan dan kemandirian yang tinggi.
Frank
Jul 08, 2007 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Short stories from an Indonesian political prisoner with a voice both spare and lyrical. Sad, but not without hope, these stories offer insight into Javanese culture from arguably Indonesia's greatest voice.
Marina
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All that is Gone adalah karya dari Bung Pram yang pernah menghiasi di Indonesia diterbitkan oleh Penguin books tahun 2005. Buku ini berisi 8 cerita pendek yang diterjemahkan dari dua buku kumpulan cerita pendeknya, Cerita dari Blora (terbit 1952, dilarang beredar pada tahun 1976), dan Subuh, (1951). tujuh cerita awal diambil dari cerita Blora dan satu cerita dari Subuh. Saya akan mengupas masing-masing Cerita pendek didalam buku
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Sanya
Sep 16, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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Pramoedya Ananta Toer was an Indonesian author of novels, short stories, essays, polemics, and histories of his homeland and its people. A well-regarded writer in the West, Pramoedya's outspoken and often politically charged writings faced censorship in his native land during the pre-reformation era. For opposing the policies of both founding president Sukarno, as well as those of its successor, t ...more
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