Marah Rusli

Writer


He was born in Padang (Aug 07, 1889), and died in Bandung (Jan 17, 1968)



In the history of Indonesian literature, Marah Roesli is noted as the first author of a novel, and as the “Father of the Modern Indonesian Novel”. Before the first novels were written in Indonesia, prose literature was more similar to folk stories. His works convey the need to move away from the strong traditional values expressed in folk tales, and embrace change and development.


Book(s)


  Sitti Nurbaya: A Love Unrealized
Novel
294 page(s), Lontar Foundation
  Sitti Nurbaya: Kasih Tak Sampai
(Sitti Nurbaya: A Love Unrealized)
Novel
575 page(s), Balai Pustaka