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Never the Twain [Paperback]

Abdoel Moeis , Thomas M. Hunter Jr. , Robin Susanto
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1 May 2011
The novel Salah Asuhan, translated here as Never the Twain, is among the most popular works of modern Indonesian fiction. First published in 1928, the book is still in print today. Hanafi, the novel's protagonist, is madly in love with Corrie du Bussee, a beautiful Eurasian, though he has long been betrothed, to his cousin, Rapiah. Which woman should Hanafi marry? Corrie, the feisty, liberated Western woman, or the simple-hearted Rapiah? The conflict Hanafi faces serves as an allegory for pre-independent Indonesia as it struggled toward national identity. Which course was the emerging nation to take? Was it to adhere to traditional values or was it to adopt Western notions of progress and modernity when, in doing so, might lead to the creation of a race of people who were neither Eastern nor Western?

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  • Paperback: 240 pages
  • Publisher: Lontar (1 May 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 9798083547
  • ISBN-13: 978-9798083549
  • Product Dimensions: 1.4 x 13.8 x 21.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,085,927 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars Indonesian and western cultures 12 Mar 2012
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A classic Indonesian novel about the different Indonesian and western views of family, marriage, friendship and ambition in the last century.
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