John McGlynn: The uphill climb for Indonesian literature

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Sep 10, 2017 / The Jakarta Post


The Lontar Foundation was founded in 1987 by McGlynn, who initially came to Indonesia to study shadow puppetry in 1977, as well as prominent Indonesian authors such as Goenawan Muhammad, Sapardi Djoko Damono and Umar Kayyam. Initially, the foundation was established as a way to translate Indonesian literature for overseas markets.

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