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The dancer

A trilogy of novels set in tumultuous days of the mid 1960s, The Dancer describes a village community struggling to adapt to a rapidly changing world. It also provides readers with a ground-level view of the political turmoil leading up to and following the abortive Communist coup.




This trilogy of novels traces the lives of two characters: Srintil, a dancer whose unwitting involvement with the region’s leftist propaganda machine, sets her at odds with Rasus, the love of her life, who embraces Islam and finds a career in the army.




Through their separate experiences, both learn the concepts of shame and sin¬óRasus after he leaves their home village and journeys into the wider world and Srintil when the outside world finally comes crashing in to her isolated village.

Creator / Author:   Ahmad Tohari

Translator:   Rene T.A. Lysloff

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

Publisher URL: http://www.lontar.org

ISBN: 979-602-9144-21-5

Created: 2012

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Lontar Digital Libraryjkpklontar-ldl-9574
National Library of Australia3105059
LC Control Number 2003711922
Goodreads17329940-the-dancer
Open Library BookOL3288058M

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