Home | What's New Headlines | Writer Spotlights | Book Chronicles | Translations | Story Directory Writers | Contributing Authors | Books | Publishers | News Sources
If you are a writer yourself, help us grow the database? Get listed! — A  B  C  D  E  F  G  H  I  J  K  L  M  N  O  P  Q  R  S  T  U  V  W  X  Y  Z

Jakarta Post / All Things Books
May 24, 2024

Jakarta Post / As Seen On
May 21, 2024

Foreign Affairs / What Media Says
May 17, 2024

Electric Literature / All Things Books
May 16, 2024

Shackles

Book / Novel


Shackles

by Armijn Pane
Translated by John H. McGlynn

Format: Paperback, English
168 page(s)
ISBN/ISBN13: 9798083814/9789798083815
Published Jun 17, 2011 by Lontar Foundation

View on Goodreads | Google Books



Doctor Sukartono, able and devoted to his work, and his wife, Tini, a beautiful and independent woman, find their marriage devoid of communication and warmth. Tini feels herself the victim of her husbands medical practice and refuses to play the role of devoted and self-sacrificing wife. Sukartono is unable to understand his wife’s rebellion and, in the mists of this inner confusion, meets Rohayah, a woman who is ready to give him the security he lacks at home. Sukartono, Tini, and Rohayah, the love triangle of this story, illustrate the confusion that was felt by the pre-war and pre-independence generation of Indonesians who had struggled to overcome the problems caused by a tradition-bound society but who found that the shock of becoming a new type of person, one neither Eastern nor Western, was even more severe. To go forward to the future, one must throw off the shackles of the past, but even then, in doing so, the scars very often remain.


Other/Related Editions





Belenggu is valuable mostly for scholars studying the development of Indonesian literature. If you’re a casual reader wanting a readable novel, look for something more contemporary.
Riva Carmela   in Belenggu (Shackles) by Armijn Pane (Personal Blog, May 19, 2016)


*) An affiliate link. If you buy the book through this link, we may earn a small commission.

About Us

Ready to dive into the magic of our writer's directory? It's not just a cool space for writers to connect; it's like the ultimate toolkit for event hosts, lit organizers, artsy souls, librarians, book nerds, and everyone curious about Indonesian writers. Think of it as the cozy HOME for INDONESIAN WRITERS, where we're on a mission to smash those pesky language barriers holding back Indonesian books and lit from taking over the world. Read more!

Got burning questions, awesome comments, juicy articles, or just some cool info to drop? We're all ears! Shoot us an email, give us a shout on X, Facebook, or Instagram, or hit us up using the contact form. Let's make this a conversation!