History Literature / BuruQuartet

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* SugarWiki/NeedsMoreLove: In its own country, ironically.
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16th May '14 6:21:39 PM AnoBakaDesu
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* NeedsMoreLove: In its own country, ironically.
2nd Mar '14 9:39:46 AM Ecclytennysmithylove
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The '''''Buru Quartet''''' (Indonesian: ''Tetralogi Buru'') are a four-part epic by Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Originally [[CouldntFindAPen dictated to his fellow prisoners]] during his term in the political prison island of Buru, Toer laboured to ensure its survival and eventually managed to have the publishing house Bintang Timur put forth the first book, ''This Earth of Mankind'' (Indonesian: ''Bumi Manusia'') in 1980, only to have the ruling New Order [[CulturePolice ban it from circulation]] shortly afterwards for "[[RedScare Marxist-Leninist subversion]]". Subsequent books, ''Child of all Nations'' (Indonesian: ''Anak Semua Bangsa'', 1981), ''Footsteps'' (Indonesian: ''Jejak Langkah'', 1985) and ''House of Glass'' (Indonesian: ''Rumah Kaca'', 1988) similarly met swift banning, threatening to prematurely rid the Indonesian language of what would become perhaps one of its most well-known works. Fortunately however, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff foreign publishers]] [[TrueArtIsForeign were quick to take notice:]] Australian Embassy staff Max Lane worked on an English translation, and soon enough, the series gained more relative fame in a myriad of foreign lands than most of its local counterparts could have imagined. Long story short, awards poured in through Toer's metaphorical doorstep, regional PEN societies took the writer as their own, and somewhat recently, the series finally began to regain its place in the Indonesian public consciousness.

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The '''''Buru Quartet''''' (Indonesian: ''Tetralogi Buru'') are a four-part epic by Indonesian writer Pramoedya Ananta Toer. Originally [[CouldntFindAPen dictated to his fellow prisoners]] during his term in the political prison island of Buru, Toer laboured labored to ensure its survival and eventually managed to have the publishing house Bintang Timur put forth the first book, ''This Earth of Mankind'' (Indonesian: ''Bumi Manusia'') in 1980, only to have the ruling New Order [[CulturePolice ban it from circulation]] shortly afterwards for "[[RedScare Marxist-Leninist subversion]]". Subsequent books, ''Child of all Nations'' (Indonesian: ''Anak Semua Bangsa'', 1981), ''Footsteps'' (Indonesian: ''Jejak Langkah'', 1985) and ''House of Glass'' (Indonesian: ''Rumah Kaca'', 1988) similarly met swift banning, threatening to prematurely rid the Indonesian language of what would become perhaps one of its most well-known works. Fortunately however, [[GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff foreign publishers]] [[TrueArtIsForeign were quick to take notice:]] Australian Embassy staff Max Lane worked on an English translation, and soon enough, the series gained more relative fame in a myriad of foreign lands than most of its local counterparts could have imagined. Long story short, awards poured in through Toer's metaphorical doorstep, regional PEN societies took the writer as their own, and somewhat recently, the series finally began to regain its place in the Indonesian public consciousness.



* AsianBabymama: To some extent. Throughout ''This Earth of Mankind'', Minke's neighbour, French ex-soldier Jean Marais works on a painting of a Dutch colonial soldier standing over a helpless Acehnese moment with bayonet fixed. [[spoiler:The painting, in fact, is of himself and the mother of his Indo daughter May, who supposedly asked him to kill her to [[DefiledForever preserve her purity]] and was later killed by her own brother for their affair.]]

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* AsianBabymama: To some extent. Throughout ''This Earth of Mankind'', Minke's neighbour, neighbor, French ex-soldier Jean Marais works on a painting of a Dutch colonial soldier standing over a helpless Acehnese moment with bayonet fixed. [[spoiler:The painting, in fact, is of himself and the mother of his Indo daughter May, who supposedly asked him to kill her to [[DefiledForever preserve her purity]] and was later killed by her own brother for their affair.]]



* GermansLoveDavidHasselhoff: Concerns regarding the state of literacy in Indonesia are apparently not entirely unfounded.
6th Apr '13 10:40:55 AM SeptimusHeap
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* AsianGalWithWhiteGuy: Indonesia being a European (Dutch) colony, this happens [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indo_people a lot]].
26th Jan '13 5:27:22 PM TVRulezAgain
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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Surati did this to [[CompleteMonster Plikemboh]], by infecting herself with chickenpox and then giving herself up to him. It worked, but ironically she survived, albeit with scars from the illness.]]

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* TakingYouWithMe: [[spoiler:Surati did this to [[CompleteMonster Plikemboh]], Plikemboh, by infecting herself with chickenpox and then giving herself up to him. It worked, but ironically she survived, albeit with scars from the illness.]]
1st Jan '13 12:08:45 PM rantingwind
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* TragicKeepsake: The old, beat-up suitcase, accompanying three different characters on a journey they might not return from.
** Nyai when [[spoiler:she was sold to Herman Mellema.]]
** Ann when [[spoiler:she was taken against her will to the Netherlands.]]
** Minke when [[spoiler:he was exiled to Ambon.]]
1st Jan '13 12:04:06 PM rantingwind
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* CharacterDevelopment: When Jean Marais suggested Minke to start writing in Malay, the ''lingua franca'' of the majority of the population, he flatly refused and even felt offended, preferring to write in Dutch. A few years later [[spoiler:he started publishing a Malay-language newspaper, the ''Medan Prijaji''.]]


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* ForeignCultureFetish: At the start of the story Minke is completely enamored by European culture and progress, to the point of rejecting his own culture and language. His experiences in the first two books made him realize the reality of European colonial rule and the suffering it caused to the native population, tampering his enthusiasm considerably.
1st Jan '13 11:37:10 AM rantingwind
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** Minke himself was a real person, [[spoiler:Tirto Adhi Soerjo, an Indonesian journalism pioneer.]]


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* RomanAClef


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* VillainEpisode: The fourth book is told from the perspective of [[spoiler:Pangemanann, the police officer later government adviser responsible of exiling Minke and later other key national figures.]]
1st Jan '13 11:25:36 AM rantingwind
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* BlackAndGrayMorality



** [[http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartini Kartini]], only known in story as [[spoiler:"the girl from Jepara"]].
** [[http://id.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ki_Hajar_Dewantara Ki Hajar Dewantara]] is [[spoiler:Wardi]].

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** [[http://id.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kartini Kartini]], only known in story as [[spoiler:"the girl from Jepara"]].
** [[http://id.[[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ki_Hajar_Dewantara Ki Hajar Dewantara]] is [[spoiler:Wardi]].


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** [[spoiler:Pangemanann]] was once an upstanding police officer, but after stamping out remnants of [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Si_Pitung Si Pitung]]'s band of outlaws and realizing what the colonial government had done to the villagers, hallucinations of Pitung began to show up as his guilty conscience. He drives these visions away with his trademark sigh: [[spoiler:''Zihhh!'']]
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