Pramoedya Ananta Toer passes at 81

Here is one notice.  I regard his The Buru Quartet as, after Orwell, the great political novel of the twentieth century.  At a deeper level it concerns different notions of what a life consists of.  As you read each volume, your understanding of what has come before shifts radically.  Most of it he wrote while in prison.  Of the living writers he was my "no brainer" pick for a Nobel Prize.  Here are other notices of his death.


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