Beauty Is a Wound
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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 384 pages
  • 140 x 203 x 33mm | 666g
  • New Directions Publishing Corporation
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 0811223639
  • 9780811223638
  • 67,193

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It's an astonishing, polyphonic epic, a melange of satire, grotesquerie, and allegory that incorporates everything from world history to local folk talks.--Phillip Pantusoshow more

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