Have one to sell? Sell yours here
Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Image not available

Tell the Publisher!
I’d like to read this book on Kindle

Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here, or download a FREE Kindle Reading App.

Twilight in Djakarta (Oxford in Asia Paperbacks) [Paperback]

Mochtar Lubis , C. Holt
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)

Available from these sellers.


Amazon Price New from Used from
Hardcover --  
Paperback --  
Unknown Binding --  

Product details

  • Paperback: 254 pages
  • Publisher: OUP Australia and New Zealand (Dec 1983)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195825640
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195825640
  • Product Dimensions: 19.8 x 13 x 2.5 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 2,481,862 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

Discover books, learn about writers, and more.

Sell a Digital Version of This Book in the Kindle Store

If you are a publisher or author and hold the digital rights to a book, you can sell a digital version of it in our Kindle Store. Learn more

Customer Reviews

5 star
2 star
1 star
3.5 out of 5 stars
3.5 out of 5 stars
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars An elegant anti Sukarno polemic 12 July 2014
I lived in Jakarta in the 1990s but this is the first book I have read by this well known Indonesian author. Although the language is somewhat stilted - perhaps due to translation - the author perfectly captures the sense of hopelessness that anyone who has studied Indonesian history will know existed in the early 1960s, during the latter part of the Sukarno Regime. A period of revolving door governments, endemic corruption, chronic economic mismanagement and widespread poverty. The author captures all this beautifully in a cultured polemic against the Sukarno regime and, although it is a novel, an effective time capscule into a sad period in Indonesian history.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Surprising novel 8 Nov 2009
A surprising novel about the early years of the Indonesian nation. The way corruption works seen from the inside. The language is somewhat stilted but the emotions are real enough
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
Search Customer Reviews
Only search this product's reviews

Customer Discussions

This product's forum
Discussion Replies Latest Post
No discussions yet

Ask questions, Share opinions, Gain insight
Start a new discussion
First post:
Prompts for sign-in

Search Customer Discussions
Search all Amazon discussions

Look for similar items by category