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Beauty is a wound

Eka Kurniawan

Beauty is a wound

by Eka Kurniawan

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  • 15 Currently reading

Published .
Written in

    Subjects:
  • Families,
  • Speculative fiction,
  • Prostitutes,
  • Mothers and daughters,
  • History,
  • Fiction

  • Edition Notes

    StatementEka Kurniawan ; translated by Annie Tucker
    ContributionsTucker, Annie, translator, Kurniawan, Eka, 1975-
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsPL5089.K78 C3613 2015
    The Physical Object
    Pagination470 pages
    Number of Pages470
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL27188105M
    ISBN 100811223639
    ISBN 109780811223638
    LC Control Number2015013461
    OCLC/WorldCa906936870

    This entry in the Why This Book Should Win series, is by Kevin Elliott, BTBA judge and bookseller at 57th Street Books. We will be running two (or more!) of these posts every business day leading up to the announcement of the finalists. Beauty Is a Wound by Eka Kurniawan, translated from the Indonesian by Annie Tucker (Indonesia, New Directions). If you read the initial reviews of Beauty Is A.   Beauty is a Wound belongs to its women, despite the sexual violence and Kurniawan's fixation with describing the mythical beauty of the Ayus. No male character, including Maman Gendeng and idealist-communist Comrade Kliwon, hold a candle to Dewi Ayu or even a tertiary figure like Makojah, Halimunda's "most hated granny".Author: Roshni Nair.

    Beauty Is a Wound By:"Eka Kurniawan" Published on by New Directions Publishing. The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star. The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. Get this from a library! Beauty is a wound. [Eka Kurniawan; Annie Tucker] -- The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star. Compulsively readable, Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in.

    Beauty Is a Wound’s West Javanese author was fortuitously born on the day when East Timor declared its independence in Kurniawan studied philosophy in Yogyakarta and published his first book, a study of the fiction of Indonesia’s postwar literary giant Pramoedya Ananta Toer, in So begins Beauty Is a Wound, an epic, sweeping, It is also a highly political book. Revolving around the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters, various plotlines incorporate incest, murder, bestiality rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead.


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Beauty is a wound by Eka Kurniawan Download PDF EPUB FB2

The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead.

Kurniawan’s gleefully grotesque hyperbole functions as /5(58). Beauty is a Wound is the debut novel of Eka Kurniawan, which was originally published in This is the second time for me to read a work by Kurniawan (earlier this year I read Lelaki Harimau also known as Man Tiger and it is one of my favorite books).

Compared to Man Tiger, Beauty is a Wound is a grand and quite over-ambitious satire. With the historic backdrop stretching across the end of 4/5(K). The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony.

The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead/5(58).

(Beauty has her own part to play in the book, in addition to providing its title.) Disaster upon disaster has been visited upon Dewi Ayu’s daughters and grandchildren.

Beauty Is a Wound Fiction by Eka Kurniawan Translated by Annie Tucker The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead.

The information about Beauty Is a Wound shown above was first featured in "The BookBrowse Review" - BookBrowse's online-magazine that keeps our members abreast of notable and high-profile books publishing in the coming weeks. In most cases, the reviews are necessarily limited to those that were available to us ahead of publication.

If you are the publisher or author of this book and feel that. His novel, Beauty is a Wound, was included in the list of notable books by The New York Times. The use of Magic realism in the book has led to comparisons to Gabriel García Márquez. Kurniawan has insisted that Beauty is a Wound is neither a historical novel nor a book about Indonesian history.

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THE BOOK: Beauty Is a Wound, by Ewa Kurniawan IN SHORT: This is the bananas recount of the life (and afterlife) of the beautiful Dewi Ayu, daughter of a Dutch man and his Indonesian “concubine”/woman forced into sexual slavery; her four daughters; and.

Beauty Is A Wound (Book): Kurniawan, Eka: "The English-language debut of Indonesia's greatest young novelist, Eka Kurniawan: "without a doubt the most original, imaginatively profound, and elegant writer of fiction in Indonesia today: its brightest and most unexpected meteorite" (Benedict Anderson).

One afternoon on a weekend in May, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being. The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star.

The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony. The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful : New Directions Publishing Corporation.

Beauty is a Wound is a sweeping saga, focused on one family in a provincial Indonesian city, but reaching far beyond, as the complicated family-tree, like Indonesia's own complicated history, lead repeatedly to terrible tragedy.

Yet for all that, and its length, Kurniawan's novel never bogs down, flitting across the decades, Indonesian history. Beauty is a Wound is the first of Kurniawan’s works to appear in English, and an epic first outing it is, with an extended cast and ambitious ideas sprawled over five-hundred pages.

While the setting and feel is local, most readers will notice the ideas the writer has been influenced by. Indonesia′s literary shooting star, Eka Kurniawan, recently longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize, is already being hailed as Pramoedya Ananta Toer′s successor.

Although ″Beauty is a wound″ was published inKurniawan has only recently gained international recognition with its English translation. Sherif Abdel Samad read the book. I thoroughly enjoyed Beauty is a Wound—it is original, absorbing, funny and moving.

On a personal note: I bought this English translation of an Indonesian novel in a little bookshop in Venice, proving that literature does travel. beauty is a wound Download beauty is a wound or read online books in PDF, EPUB, Tuebl, and Mobi Format.

Click Download or Read Online button to get beauty is a wound book now. This site is like a library, Use search box in the widget to get ebook that you want. In “Beauty Is a Wound” and “Man Tiger” — a slimmer work — his real subject is unruly, untameable and often unquenchable desires.

The book begins with Dewi’s resurrection and ends Author: Jon Fasman. The English-language debut of Indonesia’s rising star. Compulsively readable, Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour, and romance in an astonishing epic novel, in which the beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by every monstrosity.

Kurniawan’s gleefully grotesque hyperbole is a scathing critique of his young nation’s. The English-language debut of Indonesia's rising star. The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humor, and romance in a sweeping polyphony.

The beautiful Indo prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity, and the often vengeful undead. The epic novel Beauty Is a Wound combines history, satire, family tragedy, legend, humour and romance in a sweeping saga.

The novel begins with the Japanese occupation of Indonesia, then a Dutch colony, at the time of World War II. The beautiful half-Dutch, half-Indonesian prostitute Dewi Ayu and her four daughters are beset by incest, murder, bestiality, rape, insanity, monstrosity and the /5(46).

Beauty is apparently a wound Very interesting storyline which wandered greatly throughout the story, but did finally bring itself to a culmination of all the stories.

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