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This fictionalized memoir of colonial family life in the former Dutch East Indies is a powerful addition to the literary legacy of the Dutch in Indonesia, shedding light as it does on commonplace views and behavior from less than a century ago that we now find so alien.. "The once powerful De Pauly family is being overtaken by events as the colonial system slowly crumbles. ...more
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Published April 1st 1982 by University of Massachusetts Press (first published 1954)
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Satu memoir fiksi dengan setting Hindia Belanda, Faded Portraits dibuka dengan kematian Tante Sophie di 1940 di Batavia. Kemudian, seolah membangun memori, kita melihat cerita hidupnya, suami dan keluarganya sehubungan dengan cerita penuturnya. Meskipun terdapat kesan autobiografis dalam novel ini, rekonstruksi cerita di sini tidak tampak menekankan pribadi Ed, sang penutur (atau alter ego penulis). Lebih terasa adanya kekentalan observasi mengenai atmosfer dan studi karakter sekitarnya, terutam ...more
Indra
Sep 14, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: indisch
Ini karya sastra Indis favoritku.

'Potret Pudar dalam Album Keluarga Hindia' ini karya semi-otobiografi yang difiksikan oleh pengarangnya, Nieuwenhuys (atau Breton de Nijs). Ia mengisahkan kehidupan (dan akhir hayat) Tante Sophie, salah satu anggota keluarga sang narator, matriark keluarga de Pauly.

Lihat juga esaiku di bagian Writings.
Mikael
i learned that the mestizo/indo culture in jakarta goes back 300 years at least you know like characters in this book would talk like this ah you kenapa kassian dont do that the way jakartans do now except replace english with dutch kassian deh lu
Tegar Yuniarta
kisah mengenai sebuah keluarga Indo di penghujung era jaya Belanda di Indonesia...Rumah besar di Salemba beserta semua intrik didalamnya..membuat kita mengenal lebih dekat bagaimana kultur kaum Indo....
Fatma
Aug 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: east-indies
a portrayal of life in the indijs at the pre-japanese occupation years.
slow pace, but interesting nonetheless.
Herlin
Good book
Riezkystory
Mar 28, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Buku pertama yang memperkenalkan saya dengan sastra Indis. Opus Magnum dari Rob Nieuwenhuys
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