Twilight in Djakarta is a vivid tale that delves into the social and political life of Jakarta at the beginning of the 1960s, revealing the dark underbelly of poverty, corruption and vice that lay just below the city’s glittering surface. Through the eyes of the central character Suryono, a young, Western-educated government official, we discover the complex events and relationships that draw people from all walks of life together during a period of immense upheaval. First published in 1963, Twilight in Djakarta was the first Indonesian novel to be translated into English.
Twilight in Djakarta
MOCHTAR LUBIS (b. 1922 – d. 2004) was an Indonesian Batak journalist and novelist who co-founded Indonesia Raya and monthly literary magazine “Horison”. He was a critic of Sukarno and was imprisoned by him. In 1958, Lubis shared the Ramon Magsaysay Award for Journalism, Literature, and the Creative Communication Arts with Robert Dick, a publisher.
Translated from the Indonesian Senja di Djakarta by CLAIRE HOLT
Editions Didier Millet (Re-printed, 2011)
|Dimensions||19.3 × 12.8 × 1.8 cm|