Before Dawn: The Poetry of Sapardi Djoko Damono


by Sapardi Djoko Damono
Author: John H. McGlynn

Format: Hardcover, English
188 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 6029144189/978-6029144185
Published Jan 01, 2013 by Lontar Foundation

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Before Dawn – Suddenly the Night, Lontar first publication, was released in 1987. Before Dawn, a completely revised and expanded version of this work, contains an additional thirty poems by Sapardi Djoko Damono, on of Indonesia’s most prominent poets. The writer, through the language of his poetry and its meaning, sound and rhythem, proves himself capable of depicting a highly imaginative awareness of experience.

The poet's versatility is impressive, as he is able to draw powerful pictures with a minimum of words to a palette of poems, which a glance appear to be prose.
Niels Mulder in Life’s course in lyrics (New Asia Books, Jul 03, 2014)

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