Solomon, Wendy June
The early Sundanese novels, the ESN, are a realist narrative genre written in the language
of West Java, and appearing in print from the turn of the second decade of this century up
to the fall of the colonial Netherlands Indies government to Occupation by Japan's
imperial forces in 1942. The novels reflect the intellectual foment of their times in all its
hues, but two ideological streams are dominant: the condition of Islam in West Java and
the rise of secular nationalist politics. The...[Show more]
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