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Memento: Poems Arif Bagus Prasetyo

Memento: Poems

Arif Bagus Prasetyo

Published February 2015
ISBN : 9789791145886
Paperback
134 pages
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The seventy eight poems in the English edition of Memento are the most representative offering of Arif Bagus Prasetyo’s works in foreign language. They illustrate all his major themes and his important techniques.Arif Bagus Prasetyo’s poetryMoreThe seventy eight poems in the English edition of Memento are the most representative offering of Arif Bagus Prasetyo’s works in foreign language. They illustrate all his major themes and his important techniques.Arif Bagus Prasetyo’s poetry explores wistfully, often with despair, the principal themes of human existence. The idiosyncrasy of nature, the last frontier of reason and language, the curse of personal identity, the burden of memory, the absurdity of solitude, sex and death, are among his major concerns. Marked by high seriousness and wild imagination, his verses give voice, always with a sort of spirit-possession and an unearthly poetic energy related to anguish, to his dark vision of urban experiences and his intense meditation on the tragic human condition in our modernized and globalized world.This English edition of the original book, Memento, written in Bahasa Indonesia, provides authoritative versions of the poems by the distinguished and highly acclaimed Indonesian poet, critic and translator. The book is translated from Bahasa Indonesia into English by the author himself. The translation of this book was subsidized by the Agency of Language Development and Cultivation, Ministry of Education and Culture of the Republic of Indonesia. This book is among the selected books to present in the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015.