Beauty Is a Wound



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 A Scathing Critique Of His Young Nation S Troubled Past The Rapacious Offhand Greed Of Colonialism The Chaotic Struggle For Independence The 1965 Mass Murders Of Perhaps A Million Communists, Followed By Three Decades Of Suharto S Despotic Rule 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.Beauty Is a Wound

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  • 16 pages
  • Beauty Is a Wound
  • Eka Kurniawan
  • English
  • 21 September 2017

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  1. says:

    One afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty one years Eka Kurniawan, Beauty is a WoundThis book has one of the best, most memorable opening sentences I ve ever read And it definitely set the stage for one of the most compelling and engrossing stories I ve read in a long time Over 500 pages of prose and I enjoyed every page Even without having any knowledge of the history of Indonesia, I loved it.Indonesia seems to have had a turbulent hist One afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty one years Eka Kurniawan, Beauty is a WoundThis book has one of the best, most memorable opening sentences I ve ever read And it definitely set the stage for one of the most compelling and engrossing stories I ve read in a long time Over 500 pages of prose and I enjoyed every page Even without having any knowledge of the history of Indonesia, I loved it.Indonesia seems to ...

  2. says:

    Eka Kurniawan, said to be following in the giant steps of Indonesia s most famous author, Pramoedya Ananta Toer known for his anti colonial and social realism tetralogy, Buru Quartet , is a popular literary young blood who could be as heavily influenced by a host of literary icons His novel Beauty is a Wound is a 20th century Indonesian historiography...

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    Fascinating Allegorical Tale of Indonesia f k a Dutch East Indies If you like tales of political social allegory, such as Animal Farm and One Hundred Years of Solitude, that exercise your brain, without overly challenging to the point of losing intrigue, the kind of story in which you delight in discovering or trying to the metaphorical meaning of actions, characters and things within, then I recommend you put this on your list of books to check out.This brilliant novel reflects and criticize Fascinating Allegorical Tale of...

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    One afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty one yearsNow that s the kind of beginning that will grab my attention If you like the magical realism of M rquez as I do , then this could be your cup of Colombian coffee although it s set in Indonesia the Colombian coffee bit was my play on words cup of tea, M rquez being from Colombia oh, forget it.Dewi Ayu, village prostitute and misanthrope gives birth to a hideous little baby anOne afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty one yearsNow that s the kind of beginning that will grab my attention If you like the magical realism of M rquez as I do , then this could be your cup of Colombian coffee although it s set in Indonesia the Colombia...

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    Beauty is a Woundis the debut novel of Eka Kurniawan, which was originally published in 2002 This is the second time for me to read a work by Kurniawan earlier this year I readLelaki Harimaualso 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 Dutch colonialism of the Indies to the end of the 20th century, Kurniawan tells the story of an IndBeauty is a Woundis the debut novel of Eka Kurniawan, which was originally published in 2002 This is the second time for me to read a work by Kurniawan earlier this year I readLelaki Harimaualso 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 Dutch colonialism of the Indies to the end of the 20th century, Kurniawan tells the story of an Indo mixed Dutch Javanese woman called Dewi Ayu and her three daughters The family is cursed and is struck by one catastrophe after another.First of all, I think it s important to clarify that this isof a horror novel rather than magical realism The first sentence of the book goes like thisOne afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her gr...

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    Rijetko se meni dogodi da odustanem od knjige i ne pro itam je do kraja jer si ve nekako znam procijeniti to bi mi se svidjelo, a to ne bi Ali, u ovom sam se slu aju grdno prevarila doga a se i najboljima. Isto tako, elja da pi em osvrt i da svima pri am o nekoj knjizi naj e e me uhvati kada me neka knjiga odu evi. Ove druge eventualno spomenem, u nekoj raspravi ili, ako me netko ba upita za mi ljenje o odre enoj knjizi koja meni, eto, nije sjela Ali, ovaj put u vam ba na Rijetko se meni dogodi da odustanem od knjige i ne pro itam je do kraja jer si ve nekako znam procijeniti to bi mi se svidjelo, a to ne bi Ali, u ovom sam se slu aju grdno prevarila doga a se i najboljima. Isto tako, elja da pi em osvrt i da svima pri am o nekoj knjizi naj e e me uhvati kada me neka knjiga odu evi. Ove druge eventualno spomenem, u nekoj raspravi ili, ako me netko ba upita za mi ljenje o odre enoj knjizi koja meni, eto, nije sjela Ali, ovaj put u vam ba napisati hmmmne osvrt jer nije ok pisati osvrt na knjigu od koje si pro itao 40 50str nego, recimo, svoje iskustvo A mislim da to mogu, jer, nakon svog dugogodi njeg itala kog sta a, imam pravo nakon nekoliko stranica zaklju iti da li mi se knjiga svi a ili ne. Jer, bez obzira na sadr aj koji e kasni...

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    It s true that oppressed people only have one tool of resistance run amok And if I have to tell you, revolution is nothingthan a collective running amok, organized by one particular party Beauty is a Wound is one of only two so far works by Indonesian journalist, writer and designer, Eka Kurniawan that have been translated into English Twelve days after she gave birth to her fourth daughter ironically named Beauty , Dewi Ayu, even at fifty two still the most beautiful and desired pr It s true that oppressed people only have one tool of resistance run amok And if I have to tell you, revolution is nothingthan a collective running amok, organized by one particular party Beauty is a Wound is one of only two so far works by Indonesian journalist, writer and designer, Eka Kurniawan that have been translated into English Twelve ...

  8. says:

    This falls somewhere between a 2.5 and a 3.5 When I first started it I thought I was going to love it It had many shades of One Hundred Years of Solitude There were many things I did really like The historical backdrop of Indonesia was fascinating and I ended up googling lots of things to learnabout the history A lot of this book is political satire which never really works for me I found some of the characters to be fascinating and I loved their stories but in the end there was far This falls somewhere between a 2.5 and a 3.5 When I first started it I thought I was going to lov...

  9. says:

    a beautiful, stirring, and powerful epic of indonesian politics and family, eka kurniawan s beauty is a wound cantik itu lukamust surely be considered as one of the year s finest works of translated fiction sweeping across decades and generations, beauty is a wound is a violent, enchanted saga, compelling on account of both its impressive breadth and storytelling verve kurniawan, an indonesian journalist and author, published this remarkable novel when he was 27 years old released in engli a beautiful, stirring, and powerful epic of indonesian politics and family, eka kurniawan s beauty is a wound cantik itu lukamust surely be considered as one of the year s finest works of translated fiction sweeping across decades and generations, beauty is a wound is a violent, enchanted saga, compelling on account of both its impressive breadth and storytelling verve kurniawan, an indonesian journalist and author, published this remarkable novel when he was 27 years old released in english concurrently with his 2004 novel, man tiger.threaded throughout with traces of magical realism, beauty...

  10. says:

    Indonesian History as Fact and Fable One afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty one years Not your usual opening for a novel, is it Dewi Ayu, formerly the most sought after prostitute in the district of Halimunda, walks back to her house, takes a bath, and is reunited with her daughter Beauty, who she had prayed would be born ugly as indeed she most certainly was After a few dozen pages, the action slips back in time to Dewi Ayu s childhood, Indonesian History as Fact and Fable One afternoon on a weekend in March, Dewi Ayu rose from her grave after being dead for twenty one years Not your usual opening for a novel, is it Dewi Ayu, formerly the most sought after prostitute in the district of Halimunda, walks back to her house, takes a bath, and is reunited with her daughter Beauty, who she had prayed would be born ugly as indeed she most certainly was After a few dozen pages, the action slips back in time to Dewi Ayu s childhood, her experience of being forced into a brothel by the invading Japanese, her postwar success in the business on her own, the various suitors for her hand, and so on, covering most of Indonesian history from 1940 to the present.Eka Kurniawan is a good storyteller, and most of the episodes are interesting in their own ways Apart from Dewi Ayu herself, we meet a variety of characters who are each a little larger than life, such as the strongest man in the communit...

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