New history of Javanese literature by Willem van der Molen

Willem van der Molen, Dvenadcat vekov Javanskoj literaturi. Obzornija kurs. [Sankt-Petersburg:] Izdatelstvo Sankt-Petersburgskogo Universiteta, [2016]. Sankt-Petersburgskij Gosudarstvennij Universitet, 231 pp.

Javanese literature is the oldest literature in Southeast Asia. Its history goes back to the ninth century. The Dvenadcat vekov Javanskoj literaturi. Obzornija kurs (‘Twelve centuries of Javanese literature. A survey’) sets out to tell this history. It highlights the most notable works against the background of ideas on literature and external conditions.

The author is a senior researcher at KITLV. The Russian text was translated from the (unpublished) Dutch-language handbook for his students by Prof. A.K. Ogloblin from St. Petersburg State University.


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  • Marjanne Termorshuizen-Arts
    Posted at 10:25h, 17 June Reply

    Sjonge dit is indrukwekkend
    Geen zee te hoog geen land te ver. Succes bij het bereiken van nog meer contreien…. Marjanne

  • David Stuart-Fox
    Posted at 18:50h, 30 June Reply

    Fine that there is a Russian translation! Apparently a translation of an unpublished manuscript. Is there a plan to publish a Dutch edition, or better still an English translation. There is a definite need for such a book.

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