Shaytan

Works in Translation


Putu Wijaya, translated by Cobina Gillitt
Published as a part of Asymptote Journal – Jan 2017, Jan 01, 2017

Originally published in Zetan, Jan 01, 2017 as Setan.


Scene Eleven

GURU lies stretched out on a chair, sore with his head bandaged. He’s wearing a sarong. He slowly and painfully rises to his feet but immediately falls back into the chair. He gets up again but falls again. He tries to get up again for the third time and succeeds. But then his right leg falls off. He yells in pain and sits again. He picks up his right leg and stuffs it into his sarong.

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