The other sections to the book are pretty much filler. The introduction to Indonesia itself is cursory. At most a couple of paragraphs mean it is only intended to be a window to the place rather than a meaningful description.
Indonesian Folktales is an introduction. It introduces some of the peoples and places. The differences between some of the peoples come out in the names - Papuan ones being very different. It is neither an encyclopedia nor a populist work but it does offer a view into Indonesia if only a brief on. One person found this helpful. See all 1 customer reviews. Write a customer review. Most helpful customer reviews on Amazon.
Indonesia is one of the most fascinating places in the world, with a rich, attractive, diverse and complex culture, and wonderful stories. Its rich trove of folktales is not known well enough in the West--but here's a book that will go some way to filling the gap. Murti Bunanta, an extraordinary and gifted writer who has published many wonderful books of retellings from the folklore of her country, here presents a great snapshot of Indonesia for young and old.
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She starts by background pieces on the history, geography and material culture of the huge archiepelago and its very diverse peoples, and then retells a whole bunch of folktales, in thematic groups--for instance, stories about rice, stories about independent princesses, ungrateful children, legends of places, and more.
The book is illustrated with line drawings and colour photographs and is beautifully produced.
A must for everyone interested in learning more about an extraordinary country. Format: Hardcover. This is a gem of a book with collections of tales, many of whom have never been written down before. This is a real treasure for anyone interested in Asian folklore. It's especially useful for storytellers as apart from the stories, extra information about the country is included. Kudos to the author and editor for making this available in English for more to enjoy and appreciate the richness of indonesia through its tales.
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DPReview Digital Photography. There have been few collections of Indonesian folktales readily available.
Thanks to Libraries Unlimited for opening a window to traditions little known in the U. The extra materials enhance the understanding of each story and place it in proper cultural context. Impeccably documented. It is hoped that this kind of literature will reach a wide readership through publishing and literary discussions to preserve Indonesia's heritage.
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