The Lontar Foundation Publishes Modern Indonesian Classics

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Written by Dennis Abrams and was originally published in Publishing Perspectives.
Feb 18, 2015


Popmatters discusses the Modern Library of Indonesia series, published since 2010 by the Lontar Foundation, as well as the organization behind the books.

At popmatters.com, William Gibson (no, not that William Gibson), reported on the Modern Library of Indonesia series, published since 2010 by the Lontar Foundation.

Similar in purpose to the Library of America, it has the goal of both “preserving nearly-forgotten classics of Indonesian literature,” as well as presenting them, often for the first time in English, to an international audience. Or, as Gibson writes, “as a custodian of a unique culture amidst the crass commercial ephemera of global blockbuster media.”

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