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Leon Agusta Died

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August 14, 2018 — by IDWRITERS

Last updated on August 14, 2018 at 5:56 pm


Poet LEON AGUSTA, a seminal modern Indonesian literary figure, died on Thursday in his hometown of Padang, West Sumatra. He was 77. Leon Agusta was the pen name of Ridwan Ilyas, who was born in Sigiran, Maninjau, on Aug. 5, 1938. The poet, whose works from 1962 to 2011 were compiled in Gendang Pengembara (The Drifter’s Drum), is survived by wife Margaret Rose Glade and son Paul Agusta. His latest book of poems is Gendang Pengembara, which reflects his wanderings, or explorations of poetry and literature throughout the decades of his career.


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