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Biography of Jassin, H. B., 1917-

Final edited version of Yang Duduk di Kursi Imaginasi/In the Court of the Imagination the biography of Hans Bague Jassin directed by Hanny R. Saputra. Hans Bague Jassin (1917-2000), more than any other writer, shaped the development of Indonesian literature. Because of his near-infallible judgment, he was known as the Pope. This film is the final edited version of the biography of Hans Bague Jassin filmed in Jakarta, Indonesia as part of the 'On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures' series which features interviews with prominent Indonesian authors, poets and playwrights. This film is in Indonesian with English subtitles and transcripts in English and Indonesian are also available. About the 'On the Record: Indonesian Literary Figures' series: in an effort to promote knowledge about Indonesian literature and its creators, Lontar has thus far produced 24 films on Indonesian writers. These films offer viewers a direct look at the people behind the books. We are able to hear, directly from the writers mouths, their reminiscences and their thoughts. Each film is approximately 24 - 29 minutes in length; additional raw footage is available through the Lontar Digital Library.

Creator / Author:  Saputra  Hanny R. 

Publisher: Lontar Foundation

Place of Publication: Jakarta

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Created: 1995

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