Beauty Is a Wound
Beauty Is a Wound astonishes from its opening line: One afternoon on a weekend in May, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty-one years.... Drawing on local sources--folk tales and the all-night shadow puppet plays, with their bawdy wit and epic scope--and inspired by Melville and Gogol, Kurniawan's distinctive voice brings something luscious yet astringent to contemporary literature.
Out of ideas for the holidays?
Visit our Gift Guides and find our recommendations on what to get friends and family during the holiday season. Shop now .
- Paperback | 384 pages
- 140 x 203 x 33mm | 520g
- 22 Sep 2015
- New Directions Publishing Corporation
- New York, United States
Without a doubt the most original, imaginatively profound, and elegant writer of fiction in Indonesia today: its brightest and most unexpected meteorite. Pramoedya Ananta Toer has found a successor.--Benedict Anderson