Beauty Is a Wound

Beauty Is a Wound

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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.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 33mm | 520g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811223639
  • 9780811223638
  • 76,330

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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
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3 20% (942)
2 6% (299)
1 2% (114)
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