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Kuntowijoyo (Bantul, Yogyakarta, 18 September 1943 – 22 February 2005) was an Indonesian writer and academic.

Kuntowijoyo was born in Bantul, Yogyakarta, on 18 September 1943. His father was a dalang and macapat reader, and his great-grandfather was a mushaf writer. When he attended elementary school at Ibtidaiyah Madrasah, he practiced declamation, storytelling, and reading the Koran. He was also mentored by literary figures M. Saribi Arifin and Yusmanan. A voracious reader, in middle school he read works by Indonesian authors such as Hamka, HB Jassin, and Pramoedya Ananta Toer; he graduated in 1959. while attending high school in Surakarta, he read works of world literature by Charles Dickens and Anton Chekov. While in high school, he wrote short stories, plays, essays, and novels. He graduated from high school in 1962.

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Gender : male

Date of Birth : 18 September 1943

Birth Place : Sanden, Bantul, Yogyakarta



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